The Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) created a new web page to its newly redesigned website to include important pieces of Little Rock’s history and culture. The “Famous Little Rock” and “Museums and History” sections on the website offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Southern history of Little Rock and provide a list of the city’s historical attractions.
“Our wonderful city is rich in historical significance in both the south and around the world,” Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) President and CEO, Gretchen Hall stated. “Our cultural and historical attractions effectively depict and celebrate the past that has made Little Rock the remarkable destination it is today.”
Through the website, visitors can explore a variety of unique activities in Little Rock highlighting political, military, African American, and architectural history. Area attractions that are highlighted in the webpage include: The Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, Little Rock Central High School, the 9-square-mile Quapaw Quarter, the oldest surviving State Capitol west of the Mississippi, and much more.
Little Rock offers a remarkable variety of museums and cultural attractions. A few of Little Rock’s unique historical features include: home of President William J Clinton and his Presidential Library, housing the largest archival collection in US history; home of Little Rock Central High School, where in 1957 the school became a crucial battleground in the struggle for civil rights, when nine African-American students entered the school under federal troop protection; birthplace of five-star Army General Douglas MacArthur; and is home of the Little Rock Air Force Base, which is the largest training and maintenance facility for C-130 aircraft in the country.
The television show, This Old House, recently named Little Rock’s Quapaw Quarter one of the Best Old House Neighborhoods in the South. The area features some of the city’s oldest, most elegant homes —including the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion and boasts over 250 individually-listed National Register properties as well as 15 National Register Historic Districts. In addition, C-SPAN Television Network will also be featuring a special on Little Rock and North Little Rock’s history and literary life on the cable network’s non-fiction book channel and history channel the weekend of March 31st - April 1st. The special will be a part of C-Span’s 2012 “LCV Cities Tour” and links to the coverage will be uploaded to the LittleRock.com/History landing page.