State­hood Day Cel­e­bra­tion

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - NEWS -

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.


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