The NorthEast Arkansas Regional Archives (NEARA) held its long-awaited grand opening on March 3rd, 2011, with hundreds of guests in attendance. NEARA is a resource center for historical research, dedicated to the purpose of collecting and preserving primary source materials that bring together the unique history, culture, and heritage of northeast Arkansas. A branch of the Arkansas History Commission (State Archives), NEARA is located at 11 Seventh Street, Powhatan, Arkansas, in Powhatan Historic State Park.
NEARA Grand Opening featured in Times Dispatch
NEARA Grand Opening featured on KAIT-8 News
Pictures from the Grand Opening
L-R: Gregg Butts – Director of Arkansas State Parks, Darlene Moore, Evelyn Flippo, Lloyd Clark – President LCHS, Richard Davies – Executive Director of Arkansas State Parks & Recreation, Wendy Richter, State Historian.
Vesta Smith greets guests.
Guests enjoying the new facilities.