For virtual programming, we are using various platforms (Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Zoom) depending on the program needs. Please double check the event to find the link to the program.

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Finding Family Facts – July 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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Finding Family Facts – July 21

The Butler Center offers a beginner’s genealogy class, 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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Due to ongoing public health concerns,

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Soundings in Medical History: Hazards of U.S. Medical Practice in the Past

CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas Presents MONDAY MALADIES

Speaker: William Lindsey, historian and author

William D. Lindsey is a former academic and university administrator and the winner of the Booker Worthen Literary Prize for his book Fiat Flux: The Writings of Wilson R. Bachelor, Nineteenth-Century Country Doctor and Philosopher (2013).

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Cows, Contagion, and Conflict: Federal Efforts to Eradicate Tick Fever and Local Resistance in Arkansas History

CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas Presents MONDAY MALADIES

Speaker: Blake Perkins, associate professor of history and chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Williams Baptist University

Blake Perkins is the author of Hillbilly Hellraisers: Federal Power and Populist Defiance in the Ozarks (2018) and editor of Yesterday Today: Life in the Ozarks (2020).

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Paul DeMain: “Buried Hearts at Wounded Knee”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Paul DeMain, former editor of News From Indian Country

As part of CALS celebration of the 50th anniversary of Arkansas author Dee Brown’s classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, award-winning Native American journalist Paul DeMain will discuss his involvement in covering the activities of the American Indian Movement that were occurring around the same time that Brown’s book was published and his investigations into the aftermath of controversies surrounding the movement.

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Finding Family Facts – August 10

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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Finding Family Facts – August 13

The Butler Center offers a beginner’s genealogy class, 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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Due to ongoing public health concerns,

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National Health Care Community: Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, 1921–1936

CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas Presents MONDAY MALADIES

Speaker: Janis K. Percefull, historian, author, educator, and public speaker

Janis K. Percefull earned a BA in History at Ouachita Baptist University and a master’s in public history from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. As a graduate student,

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Where Every Day Was Like a Tuesday: A History of the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1910–1973

CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas Presents MONDAY MALADIES

Speaker: Rachel Patton, executive director of Preserve Arkansas

Rachel Patton is a native of Farmington, Arkansas. She holds a BA in history/political science from Arkansas Tech University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

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