Department of Arkansas Heritage
1500 Tower Building, 323 Center Street Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501)-324-9150 / Fax: 501-324-9154
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The Department of Arkansas Heritage will identify Arkansas’ heritage and enhance the quality of life by the discovery, preservation and presentation of the state’s natural, cultural and historic resources.
The Arkansas Arts Council, in its role as public partner, will advance and empower the arts in Arkansas for the benefit of all Arkansans by developing, encouraging and supporting arts in education for lifelong learning; community cultural development; fair and equitable access to the arts for all Arkansans; and artistic excellence, diversity and innovation.
The mission of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is to fulfill the objectives of the National Historic Preservation Act through the identification, preservation and protection of the cultural heritage of the State of Arkansas.
The mission of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission is to preserve natural diversity, to promote choice among beneficial uses of the environment and to promote a balance between the development and environmental protection of the state of Arkansas for this and succeeding generations.
The mission of the Delta Cultural Center is to preserve, interpret and present the culture and heritage of the people of the Arkansas Delta.
The mission of the Historic Arkansas Museum is to communicate the early history of Arkansas and its creative legacy through preserving, interpreting and presenting stories and collections for the education and enjoyment of the people we serve.
The mission of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is to collect, preserve, interpret and celebrate Arkansas' African American history, culture and community from 1870 to the present, and to inform and educate the public about black achievement - especially in business, politics and the arts.
The Old State House is a historic site and museum. Its mission is to interpret Arkansas's history and heritage from statehood onward for the sake of past, present, and future generations; to preserve this landmark and interpret its history; and to collect and preserve artifacts to fulfill these missions.