Statehood Day Celebration
FAYETTEVILLE — A panel discussion focusing on the historic trails across Arkansas and especially in Washington County and the recent development of those trails as historical destinations will be the focus of the 2018 Statehood Day event. The annual Statehood Day lecture will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at First Christian Church in Fayetteville.
This year’s speakers will be Bethan Henry Rosenbaum, a University of Arkansas doctoral student in history, and John McLarty, president of Northwest Arkansas Heritage Trail Partners.
Rosenbaum, a native of Missouri, recently delivered a paper on “Trails and Heritage Tourism: A Case Study of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trails in Arkansas.” She holds a B.A. in anthropology and history from the University of Missouri and masters in history from the University of Arkansas. She is a doctoral student of Dr. Daniel Sutherland and Dr. Elliot West of the UA.
The lecture, period music, and refreshments are free and open to the public. Doors to the lecture open at 1:30 p.m.