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Randy Duncan: “The Power of the Comics Art Form”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Randy Duncan

Randy Duncan uses images from the Illustrated Arkansas: The Art of Comics exhibition (on view in the CALS Roberts Library’s Underground Gallery through January 28) to explore how cartoonists make use of artistic style,

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2nd Friday Art Night (December 2022)

Ric and Marlene Gremillion will once again be Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Featured Artists: Laura Raborn (painting) and Ed Pennebaker (blown glass)
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Featured Author: Brian Kinder, author of the children’s bookBuck and Ollie: A Christmas Time Story.

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Finding Family Facts (December 12)

The Butler Center offers a beginner’s genealogy class the second Monday of every month, taught by Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center’s local history and genealogy expert. Participants will learn how to use online databases and city directories, as well as how to archive family documents. Jump-start your genealogy research with this fun and creative way to learn about the past.

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Cooking Up History: Holiday Edition

Learn about the origins of many of Arkansas’s holiday traditions and cook a historic holiday recipe from the CALS Butler Center’s collection.

Danielle Afsordeh, Community Outreach Archivist at the CALS Roberts Library/Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, and Justin Vess, Kitchen and Adult Programmer at Dee Brown Library,

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Personal Archiving and Prepping to Digitize Your Personal Papers, Photos, and Other Stuff (December 15)

Learn how to organize your personal papers, photos, scrapbooks, and other items to digitize and store them for future generations. And find out more about CALS DIY Memory Lab and how to use it to preserve your family history.

Register for Personal Archiving

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Black Homesteaders of the South

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Bernice Alexander Bennett, with Lyle Gibson, Jessica Trotter, and Angela Walton-Raji

Author of Black Homesteaders of the South Bernice Alexander Bennett will provide an overview of the Homestead Act of 1862, the application process it took to acquire up to 160 acres of public land,

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Finding Family Facts (January 9)

The Butler Center offers a beginner’s genealogy class the second Monday of every month, taught by Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center’s local history and genealogy expert. Participants will learn how to use online databases and city directories, as well as how to archive family documents. Jump-start your genealogy research with this fun and creative way to learn about the past.

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2nd Friday Art Night (January 2023)

Featured Artists: Anncha Briggs (felted jewelry)
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Featured Author: Michael Hibblen, author of Rock Island Railroad

Featured Music: Gavin Le’nard (jazz, pop, and soul guitar and vocals)

OPENING EXHIBITION

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Landing Gallery

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Natural Connections: Paintings by Emily Moll Wood and Laura Brainard Raborn 
Loft Gallery

This exciting collection of paintings by Emily Moll Wood and Laura Brainard Raborn explores a visual dialogue with the natural world and nature’s deep connections to their own family histories.

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Personal Archiving and Prepping to Digitize Your Personal Papers, Photos, and Other Stuff (January 19)

Learn how to organize your personal papers, photos, scrapbooks, and other items to digitize and store them for future generations. And find out more about CALS DIY Memory Lab and how to use it to preserve your family history.

Register for Personal Archiving

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Finding Family Facts (February 13)

The Butler Center offers a beginner’s genealogy class the second Monday of every month, taught by Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center’s local history and genealogy expert. Participants will learn how to use online databases and city directories, as well as how to archive family documents. Jump-start your genealogy research with this fun and creative way to learn about the past.

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Personal Archiving and Prepping to Digitize Your Personal Papers, Photos, and Other Stuff (February 16)

Learn how to organize your personal papers, photos, scrapbooks, and other items to digitize and store them for future generations. And find out more about CALS DIY Memory Lab and how to use it to preserve your family history.

Register for Personal Archiving

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