May 16, 2023 | The Legacy of Dallas Bump

April 18, 2022 | Growing Up at the Majestic Hotel

May 17, 2022 | Superstitions of the Ouachita Mountains

March 15, 2022 | In Search of the Ouachitas’ Lost Music

February 15, 2022 | Arkansas Epidemics in the 1800s

January 18, 2022 | Country Doctors of Arkansas

September 28, 2022 | Hot Springs: A History in Postcards

November 16, 2022 | The Life and Times of Sam Watt

April 20, 2021 | John Archibald presents “Spanish Diggings: The Hunt for Gold and Silver in the Ouachitas”

January 19, 2021 | Architectural historian Shelby Linck presents “Some Like It Hot: A Story of Cluster Springs”

Click here to download presentation material in PDF format.

November 17, 2020 | Historian, journalist, and publisher John Archibald presents "The Mining Boom: Wild Times in Bear, Arkansas"

A certificate for 250 shares in the Bear Mountain Mining Company, 1887. Millions of dollars’ worth of stock in several mining companies were sold during the mining boom at Bear, Arkansas.

September 15, 2020 | "Paint How a Straight Line Feels": Stories from the Artist-in-Residence Program at Hot Springs National Park.

Dr. Christopher Thrasher of National Park College and Abby Hanks explore the history of the program and profile its artists.

Fire Pit at Gulpha Gorge, a 2004 watercolor by Alison Parsons, the first Artist-in-Residence.


October 20, 2020 | A Memory of Whittington Avenue

Ron Fuller shares photos and interesting facts about Whittington Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas, and also his memories of growing up in this historic area in the 1950s and 1960s.

Whittington Avenue home of Hiram Whittington (1805 – 1890) overlooking junction of Whittington, Central, and Park avenues. This was one of the few structures that survived the fires that destroyed Hot Springs during the Civil War.


Click on the photo of President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Missouri Pacific Depot to learn about his and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s visit to Hot Springs!

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Click on the Ostrich Farm photo to see “Zoo’s Who! Hot Springs' Historic Animals.” You'll meet Hot Springs' furred, feathered, and scaly friends of the past!

And keep visiting this page (and our Facebook page) to see more glimpses of the past.