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PROTECTING HISTORY: Preserve Arkansas celebrates 40th anniversary

by Cary Jenkins | September 18, 2022 at 2:12 a.m.
Rachel and Drew Patton on 09/09/2022 at Preserve Arkansas' 40th Anniversary Celebration held at the Hamp Williams Building in Hot Springs. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Cary Jenkins)

HOT SPRINGS -- Preserve Arkansas celebrated its 40th anniversary Sept. 9 at the Hamp Williams Building.

The theme for the evening was "People, Places, and Preservation: Building a More Relevant and Equitable Preservation Movement."

Festivities began with a reception and welcome by executive director Rachel Patton followed by a dinner. Preserve Arkansas board President Hunter Windle introduced keynote speaker Bonnie McDonald, president and CEO of Landmarks Illinois.

The nonprofit advocates for the preservation of the state's historic and cultural resources.

-- Story and photos by Cary Jenkins

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