Archivist to speak at Benton event
Brian K. Robertson, senior archivist and manager of the Research Services Division at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Central Arkansas Library System in Little Rock, will present the program “Treasures from the Butler Center of the Central Arkansas Library” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Archives and Family History Research Center located at 123 North Market St. in Downtown Benton.
Robertson has a bachelors degree in history from the University of Central Arkansas and a master’s degree in public history from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Robertson, an award winning author, has written or edited several articles in various historical journals and magazines. Robertson has served as guest curator for two exhibits at the Old State
House Museum – “Meet Me in St. Louis: 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition” and “Badges, Bandits, and Bars: Arkansas Law & Justice.”
Robertson is also the coauthor of a pictorial history of Independence County.
Benton residents are encouraged to attend the interesting program.
The Saline County History & Heritage Society has been preserving the history of Saline County since 1986. Wilson Duvall serves as president.