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Statehouse Convention Center

Overview

A beautiful, spacious facility physically attached to the Little Rock Marriott, the Statehouse Convention Center offers large exhibition halls, versatile meeting rooms and features the Wally Allen Ballroom. This facility offers planners ultimate flexibility in designing conventions, special events, exhibitions and trade shows. 

The Statehouse Convention Center simplifies your event planning with on-site event, audio/visual, security, and telecommunications teams professionally trained and ready to provide all of your critical staffing for meetings and exhibitions. Wireless and ethernet cabling is available throughout the center with free wireless Internet throughout. Arkansas’s only full-service Marriott property provides exclusive catering services to fit every food and beverage event. 

A 650-space parking deck is located only one block south of the convention center.

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Facilities

Exhibition Area (sq ft)
220,000
Exhibition Hall
4
Largest Ballroom (sq ft)
18,362
Ballroom (seating)
2,064
Hotels (rooms)
NA
Largest Meeting Space (sq ft)
NA
Meeting (rooms)
7
Meeting Space (sq ft)
82,892
Catering
Breakfast,Lunch
Open Outdoor Area (sq ft)
NA
Dining (seating)
NA
Auditorium (seating)
NA
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Apr 11, 2016

Celebrity Attractions Announces the 2016-2017 Broadway Season

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Celebrity Attractions Announces the 2016-2017 Broadway Season

Little Rock AR (April 11, 2016)  Celebrity Attractions brings the best of Broadway home to Little Rock and returns to the newly renovated Robinson Performance Hall this fall with a season featuring Broadway classics, blockbusters, and the hottest new shows on tour in Celebrity Attractions’ 2016-2017 Broadway Season.  Phantastically extravagant, phantastically musical, phantastically magical, phantastically romantic, and phantastically funny– this is a phantastic season we are very proud to present.  

“This is a very exciting season – with the reopening of Robinson Center and our return to downtown Little Rock.  Our season features four big nationally touring Broadway shows—one of which is the Arkansas premiere of Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA,” said Ed. L. Payton, Celebrity Attractions CEO. “Thanks to our sponsors and Arkansas’ continuing support, we at Celebrity Attractions are thrilled to offer a lineup featuring heart, soul, song, dance and great story-telling. These shows all feature moments that have touched, and in many ways shaped our lives. Join our Celebrity Attractions’ 2016-2017 Broadway Season and experience live theatre at its best and right here at home where we bring big Broadway to Arkansas!” 

ELF The Musical
December 3-4, 2016

ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.  Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF features songs by Tony® Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (THE WEDDING SINGER), with a book by Tony® Award winners Thomas Meehan (ANNIE, THE PRODUCERS, HAIRSPRAY) and Bob Martin (THE DROWSY CHAPERONE).  This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA
January 13-15, 2017

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony® Award- winning Broadway musical from the creators of THE SOUND OF MUSIC and SOUTH PACIFIC that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love— the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
March 8-19, 2017

Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to Little Rock as part of a brand new North American Tour. Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” this production boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier, new scenic and lighting designs, new staging and choreography. The beloved story and thrilling score will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.

RIVERDANCE - The 20th Anniversary World Tour
April 14-16, 2017

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in RIVERDANCE-The 20th Anniversary World Tour.  Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song.  RIVERDANCE – The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan and comes directly to North American from a sold out tour across Europe and Asia.
Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland, - in rock, music, theatre and film – nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of RIVERDANCE.

To guarantee great seats for all four nationally touring Broadway productions at the newly renovated Robinson Performance hall, become a Celebrity Attractions’ 2016-2017 Broadway Season Subscriber. Current subscribers can renew their subscriptions starting Monday, April 11th.  Season Ticket Packages are priced at $345, $297, $226, $135, and $114.  Season Subscriber benefits include many advantages: the best seats at the lowest prices, the same great seats for every show, the ability to buy additional tickets to individual shows before the public, the option to exchange show tickets to another performance before the public on sale, and the opportunity to purchase tickets to any special add-on productions before the general public. 

Mar 29, 2016

Dean The Bean Turns 5 As The River Market Celebrates Its 42nd-Annual Little Rock Farmers’ Market

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Dean The Bean Turns 5 As The River Market Celebrates Its 42nd-Annual Little Rock Farmers’ Market

Little Rock AR (March 29, 2016)  On Tuesday, May 3, the River Market and Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) will have their first official day of the 42nd Annual Little Rock Farmers’ Market (LRFM), with their first Saturday of the season following on May 7 at the River Market Pavilions.
 
For over four decades, the Farmers’ Market has served as a season institution and local destination favorite, filled with farmers selling farm-fresh produce to consumers from the backs of their trucks from early morning until mid-afternoon. Every May through September, patrons can find bargains on Arkansas crops, as well as a bountiful array of handmade arts and crafts.
 
Housed in the River Market’s two outdoor, open-air pavilions overlooking Riverfront Park and the Arkansas River at 400 President Clinton Ave, the Market is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 – July 24 and Saturdays in August and September, ending September 24.
 
This special year will see old faces and new ones as the LRFM reinvents the Garden Gourmet Chef Series and brings back Veggie Valet.  Dean the Bean, the LRFM mascot for the past five years will be a regular feature again this season.  
 
Partnering with the Pulaski Technical College Culinary Institute, the Garden Gourmet Chef Series will feature chefs from the Culinary Institute. Staffed by star students, each demonstration, held from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month, will focus on healthy recipes with as many locally sourced ingredients they can find at the LRFM.
 
Patrons will learn inventive and exciting ways to prepare a variety of fresh produce ranging from the abundant, southern staples locals have grown up with, to the more unique and less familiar items available; they will get to visit with chefs about the demonstration, taste samples, and take home recipe cards.
 
If you want more recipes, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook/LRFarmersMarket for recipes, tips and other important Market information.
 
Dates for the 2016 Garden Gourmet Chef Series* are as follows:
 
May 14 Tony Brooks
June 11  Renee Smith
July 9 William Ginocchio
August 13 Tony Brooks
September 10 Suzanne Campbell
 
In support of the Pulaski Tech Culinary Arts program, the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension office will provide produce harvest calendars and recipe guides to help patrons get the best out of the local, fresh, tasty produce sold at the downtown Little Rock River Market Farmers’ Market.
 
Not only does the River Market and LRCVB want to provide patrons with local produce and arts and crafts, they want the buying experience to be special and easy.
 
Returning this year, Veggie Valet will provide shoppers with a “coat check” system while they get their vehicle, enjoy lunch, shop at one of the River Market District’s restaurants and boutiques, or play in the splash pad. You can “park your veggies” on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 
SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, will be available for participants to purchase tokens inside Shop the Rock in the Market Hall for use at participating farmer booths.  Signage will be displayed indicating which vendors accept SNAP and allowable SNAP purchase products.
 
Free parking is always offered on Tuesdays and Saturdays for LRFM shoppers in the central parking lot off Ottenheimer as well as in River Market Parking Deck. Ask a Market Manager or Vendor for a complimentary Farmers’ Market parking pass. Additional parking along the Amphitheater fence for handicapped and elderly patrons will be available, too. Market Managers will wear red Farmers’ Market polo shirts with “Manager” printed on the back in large, white lettering.

Mar 25, 2016

ACEC of Arkansas Engineering Excellence Awards Announced

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ACEC of Arkansas Engineering Excellence Awards Announced

Little Rock AR (March 3, 2016)  The American Council of Engineering Companies Arkansas Chapter (ACEC Arkansas) awarded the 2016 recipients of its prestigious Engineering Excellence Awards at the Arkansas Art Center on Thursday, March 17. The Grand Conceptor Award, the top-rated project, was announced and presented to the engineering design firm Crafton Tull and the City of Little Rock for the Main Street Water Quality Demonstration Project.
 
This project, paid for by funding from the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) and the City of Little Rock, was inspired by an earlier Greening of America’s Capitals grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.  In September 2012, the City of Little Rock selected local design firm Crafton Tull to provide surveying, landscape architecture, civil, structural, and electrical engineering services for the project. Crafton Tull worked closely with City staff, ANRC, community stakeholders, and the University of Arkansas Community Design Center (UACDC), which was responsible for conceptual designs and technical guidance on the project.
 
The Water Quality Demonstration Project provides a significant milestone in Main Street Little Rock’s revitalization, serving as an example of urban Low Impact Development (LID) and environmental education to the state and region, as well as the heart of the Creative Corridor. Among the project’s notable features, are an outdoor classroom space bordered by vegetated walls on the 200 block of Main, a pervious paver gateway with light garden in the 300 block, and a bioswale boardwalk with LED lighting in the 500 Block.
 
“I am extremely proud to see this concept of highly functioning low impact development come to fruition,” Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola said. “Our partnership with Crafton Tull, as well as our other partners, has been a labor of love, and we are grateful for the recognition.”
 
Besides providing an outdoor education venue for students of all ages, the Creative Corridor serves as an integral component in a public investment of roughly $2.5 million which resulted in an estimated $100 million in development.
 
The two awards from ACEC make a total of 13 national and international awards for the Creative Corridor project, with honors coming from the American Institute of Architects, The American Society of Landscape Architects, and Arkansas Business Cities of Distinction, to name a few.

Mar 23, 2016

Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces It Is Booking Events For The New Robinson Conference Center And Is Adding An Outdoor Terrace Back To The Project

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Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces It Is Booking Events For The New Robinson Conference Center And Is Adding An Outdoor Terrace Back To The Project

Little Rock AR (March 23, 2016) The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) is now booking events for the all-new Robinson Conference Center, set to reopen in November of this year.  Located on the north side of the building, the Grand Ballroom and adjoining meeting rooms offer magnificent views of the Arkansas River.  With seamless connectivity to the DoubleTree Hotel’s meeting space, the center offers flexibility for convention activities, meetings, and banquets.  For booking information, please call 501-255-3323.
 
Yesterday, the Little Rock Advertising and Promotion Commission (LRA&P) also approved the addition of a 5,800 sq. ft. outdoor terrace.  The terrace was part of the original project plans, however, but it was removed from the plans in 2014 during contract negotiations due to budget constraints.  Now, less than eight months from completion, LRCVB and LRA&P are able to add the finished outdoor space back into the project.  The space will offer amazing views of the Arkansas River and sits on the highest level of the new conference center, and its addition will not impact the project’s completion date.
 
“We are so pleased with the progress of this complex project.  Our project team, including architects Polk Stanley Wilcox and Ennead, construction manager CDI/Hunt joint venture, owner’s representatives Mike Steelman of SCM architects, and a host of sub-contractors, have continued to provide meticulous attention to detail and countless effort to this project.  The all-new Robinson Center is going to be a show-piece for Little Rock and all of Central Arkansas,” said Gretchen Hall, President & CEO of LRCVB. 

Mar 17, 2016

Alpha Phi Alpha Convention Begins March 17 In Little Rock

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Alpha Phi Alpha Convention Begins March 17 In Little Rock

Little Rock AR (March 17, 2016)  Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas will hold their 70th Annual Southwestern Regional Convention in Little Rock March 17 – 20 at the Marriott Hotel, 3 Statehouse Plaza in downtown Little Rock.  Alpha Phi Alpha is the world’s oldest intercollegiate Greek-lettered fraternity founded by African American men.  The convention is hosted by the alumni chapter Pi Lambda of Little Rock and the Beta Chi Chapter at Philander Smith College and the Kappa Psi Chapter at the University of Arkansas Little Rock.

Mar 17, 2016

Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, GLO Airlines Host National Geographic Traveler – Results in Reasons to Love Little Rock

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Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, GLO Airlines Host National Geographic Traveler – Results in Reasons to Love Little Rock

Little Rock AR (March 17, 2016)  As part of a cross-promotional marketing effort celebrating the 2015 arrival of New Orleans-based GLO Airlines to Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport providing passenger air service between cities in the Gulf and Mid-South regions, the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) in partnership with GLO and its media team recently hosted National Geographic Traveler resulting in the attached feature.
 
New Orleans resident Andrew Nelson is a contributing editor for National Geographic Traveler, a Loyola University New Orleans professor, and a writer-at-large for the New York Times. He is well-known for his National Geographic Traveler online lists that feature top ten things to love about destinations he visits. As a result of his December 2015 visit, his March issue list showcases his “Ten Things to Love About Little Rock,” including the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, Esse Purse Museum, Little Rock Central High School, the local culinary scene and more.
 
Nelson enjoyed his time spent in Little Rock, and was impressed with its amenities, and the local hospitality and charm. “With miles of riverfront bike paths and a revitalized downtown connected by a streetcar line, Arkansas' state capital is a city on the rise,” he noted.
 
In November 2015, GLO Airlines announced air service in the form of multiple non-stop flights between New Orleans, Shreveport, Little Rock, Memphis, and now Destin-Fort Walton Beach. 
 

Mar 15, 2016

Little Rock Trojan Watch Parties

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Little Rock Trojan Watch Parties

Little Rock AR (March 15, 2016) The River Market District in downtown Little Rock will celebrate the Trojans run in the NCAA tournament with multiple watch parties.
 
Ottenheimer Market Hall will host a watch party with multiple televisions and a variety of vendors extending their hours.  Beer will also be available for sale. It will be an exciting Big Downtown Thursday as the Little Rock Trojans take on Purdue.  Tip-off on Thursday will be at approximately 3:20 p.m. CST on TBS. 
 
When: Thursday, March 17 – 3:00 p.m.
Where: River Market – Ottenheimer Market Hall and various locations in the district
Why: Trojan Victory!
 
Food, beverages, friends and great sports action!  Other restaurants in the district will also be showing the game, including the UALR Alumni Association’s official watch party at Cache Restaurant.

Mar 8, 2016

Quapaw Quarter Association Announces 52nd Spring Tour in Hillcrest Historic District

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Quapaw Quarter Association Announces 52nd Spring Tour in Hillcrest Historic District

Little Rock, AR (March 8, 2016)  The Quapaw Quarter Association (QQA) will host its 52nd Spring Tour on Mother's Day Weekend, May 7-8 in the Hillcrest Historic District. 
 
The Spring Tour of Homes has been held since 1963 with the purpose of fostering appreciation of historic buildings and neighborhoods and the need for their preservation.  The Tour was last year's recipient of the Grand Old Classic Special Event Award at the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism's Henry Awards.  The 52nd Spring Tour will feature interior access to five historic homes, four of which have never before been on tour.       
 
"The Spring Tour is our best tool to build pride in historic neighborhoods and encourage continued investment in our city's architectural heritage" said QQA President Jarrod Johnson.  "The Tour is a great way to celebrate Mother's Day and experience one of Little Rock's unique neighborhoods."
 
The 52nd Spring Tour will feature the homes at 516 Ridgeway, 478 Ridgeway, the Canby House at 420 Midland, the Ashcroft House at 444 Fairfax Avenue, and the Foster-Cochran House at 3724 Hill Road.  Pulaski Heights Elementary and Middle Schools will also be open with student-led tours.  The Candlelight Tour on Saturday evening will include the special additions of the house at 319 Midland, a champagne stop at the Storthz House at 450 Midland, and the chapel at Pulaski Heights Presbyterian Church, followed by a party in the church's fellowship hall.   
 
In a new addition to the tour this year, the students in the Gifted and Talented Programs at Pulaski Heights Elementary and Middle Schools are doing research on the history of about 100 structures in Hillcrest, many of them the student's own home.  Signs will be mounted in the yards or windows of these buildings that explain the history of the structure.  The signs will be temporarily posted, creating a walking tour throughout the neighborhood during the weekend of the Spring Tour.  In the process, the students will learn about the history of the community that they live in or utilize every day and how to use primary and historic resources when doing research.  The QQA hopes that residents of Hillcrest and Spring Tour-goers will take advantage of the walking tour to learn more about and appreciate the history of this historic community.
 
The tour will be open Saturday and Sunday afternoons; tickets may be purchased in advance for $20, or on site for $30.  Kids 10 and under are free.  The Candlelight Tour and Party tickets start at $125 per person and include afternoon tours.  Other activities will be a Sunday Brunch at Curran Hall and specials at neighborhood businesses.  
 
Find more information and tickets at www.quapaw.com or at the Little Rock Visitor Information Center at Historic Curran Hall at 615 E. Capitol Avenue. You may also call 501-371-0075. Proceeds benefit the historic preservation programs of the QQA.  
 
For social media, the QQA encourages attendees to use #QQASpringTour as the official event hashtag.  

Feb 25, 2016

Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau Announces Achievements, Looks Ahead

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Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau Announces Achievements, Looks Ahead

Little Rock, AR (February 2, 2016)  The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) recently announced the results of both its 2012-2015 strategic plan and their 2015 annual report. In addition, a 2016-2020 strategic plan was presented to the Little Rock Advertising & Promotion Commission and industry partners. Achievements from the past three years include a new destination brand roll-out, a successful bond election for Robinson Center’s $70 million renovation, events commemorating the Clinton Presidential Center’s tenth anniversary, a significant increase in annual visitation and travel spending, and recognition from several national media outlets.
 
Destination Brand - In 2011, the LRCVB began work on a new destination brand with comprehensive research and analysis, and focus group testing. The results found that visitors were pleasantly surprised by Little Rock’s amenities, charm, hospitality and genuine customer service. A new brand promise was developed that is now the basis for all Little Rock hospitality training throughout the city. In addition, the ‘With a Southern Accent’ marketing campaign was introduced in April 2013 helping portray Little Rock’s new southern style. These initiatives have assisted in the hosting of more than 200 travel journalists since 2012.
 
Awards & Accolades –
? #5 Top Ten Downtowns in U.S. – Liveability.com, 2012
? #1 Most Livable City – MSN Network, 2013
? #1 “America’s 10 Great Places to Live” – Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2013
? 25 Best Places to Retire – Forbes.com, 2013
? Editor’s Choice “Best Towns” – Outside Magazine, 2013
? Top 5 Secret Foodie Cities – Forbes Travel Guide, 2014
? Top Ten Southern Cities for Meetings – Convention South Magazine, 2014
? Top 10 U.S. Best Value Cities – Trivago.com, 2015
? #3 Most Travel-Worthy State Capital City – USA Today, 2015
 
Robinson Center’s Second Act – Constructed and opened in 1939, the Joseph T. Robinson Memorial Auditorium has long been a central Arkansas landmark, having been added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. In December 2013, Little Rock voters approved continued use of the existing two percent citywide Advertising & Promotion tax to be allocated to the restoration of Robinson Center. The $70 million renovation is expected to be completed in November 2016.

Robinson Center will re-open with a state-of-the-art performance hall and magnificent new conference center overlooking the Arkansas River.
 
Decade of Progress - Little Rock was discovered by many as an official ‘destination’ in 2004 with the opening of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center. Since that time the city has seen an amazing amount of redevelopment, revitalization, expansion, and growth. In November 2014, Little Rock’s ‘Decade of Progress’ was celebrated with the Center’s tenth anniversary. Since the opening, approximately $3.3 billion in development projects have been contracted, Little Rock’s annual tourism tax revenue has increased 81% compared to 2003, and more than 3 million visitors from around the globe have visited the Clinton Library.
 
Annual Visitation and Travel Spending – The Travel and Tourism industry is recognized internationally as a major economic force. As Arkansas’s #2 economic industry, Little Rock serves as the state’s largest tourism hub. Since 2010, annual visitor trips have increased 5% attributing to 5.7 million annual travelers to Pulaski County, and total visitor spending is up 14%. (Source: 2010-2011 and 2014-2015 Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism annual reports.)
 
Conventions and Meetings – Since 2012, the LRCVB has booked more than 2,200 meetings, conventions, sporting events, motor coach and tour groups, and more than 505,000 definite hotel room nights for meetings and conventions. The addition of five new hotel properties has increased local room inventory by 6.8%. There have also been numerous hotel renovations in the past several years, including Arkansas’s first full-service Marriott Hotel’s $16 million renovation and the DoubleTree Hotel’s expected $6 million renovation in 2016.
 
A Look Ahead – LRCVB’s new strategic plan outlines initiatives for the next five years. The plan includes research from Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI). In 2015, more than 200 Little Rock stakeholders, industry representatives and community leaders were asked to participate in the DestinationNext survey, developed and distributed by DMAI. The combined research data includes consumer travel trends and destination marketing organization (DMO) strategies from 327 tourism bureaus in 36 countries. Little Rock scored above the industry average in destination strength, community support and engagement. The city was compared on a global scale containing 232 destinations from around the world.
 
LRCVB’s 2016-2020 plan includes goals and objectives in each of its divisions: Sales and Service, Marketing and Communications, Facility Operations, and Finance and Administration. Specific projects will include the continuation of a community wayfinding initiative, a website re-design, Robinson Center grand re-opening, LRCVB-operated facility capital enhancements, and more.
 

Jan 26, 2016

National Park Service Agency Director to Speak at Black History Month Town Hall Meeting

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National Park Service Agency Director to Speak at Black History Month Town Hall Meeting

Little Rock, AR (January 26, 2016) Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site in partnership with Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the City of Little Rock, invite the public to join them for a Black History Month Town Hall Meeting entitled Arkansas’s Past-N-Motion to be held at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center at 5:30pm on February 2, 2016.
 
National Park Service Agency Director Jonathan Jarvis will serve as the Guest Speaker, and will discuss the National Parks Centennial Celebration, his tour to several of our nation’s civil rights-related historic sites and parks, and the importance of the National Park Service’s role in preserving and sharing our country’s history for future generations.  After his remarks, a panel discussion with local individuals will discuss several local institutions, and their roles and recent initiatives in preserving and sharing our city’s African American history, and its unique place in our nation’s civil rights movement.  This discussion will feature State Senator Joyce Elliott as moderator, and feature local panelists: Constance Sarto, Member, Mayor's Tourism Commission; Dr. John Kirk – Director, UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity; and Charles Stewart, Chairman, Arkansas Black Hall of Fame.
 
This Town Hall Meeting will highlight the resources of Civil Right institutions both from a national and local perspective, and the role of the National Park Service as the nation’s storyteller as it prepares to embark upon its Centennial 100th Birthday celebration on August 25, 2016.
 
During Director Jarvis’ time in Arkansas, he plans to visit Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, engage Youth Leadership Academy members from Central High School as well as elementary students around the new White House youth initiative to get all 4th graders and their families to experience the places that are home to our country’s natural treasures, rich history, and vibrant culture FREE OF CHARGE! His visit to Arkansas will mark the start of Director Jarvis’ month-long endeavor to promote Civil Rights Sites during Black History Month. 
 
We have also created the hashtag #ARPastNMotion to encourage local community groups to share information regarding any upcoming events relating to Black History Month.

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