Texarkana is about to lose a Historical Building

A historic property in Texarkana will soon be lost if action is not taken. Texarkana, AR: Demolition by Decay sometimes occurs to historic properties, and it appears to be happing to a historical property right here in Texarkana. Demolition by Decay is a term used when a property is allowed to decay to the point […]

TMS to host author W. Dale Weeks at the P. J. Ahern Home

Texarkana, Arkansas– The Texarkana Museums System welcomes author W. Dale Weeks presenting his latest work, Cherokee Civil Warrior: Chief John Ross and the Struggle for Tribal Sovereignty, on Sunday, April 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the P. J. Ahern Home, 403 Laurel Street, Texarkana, Arkansas. This event is free to the public, but seating […]

Destroying History

George Orwell once predicted that “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”   It might be thought that Orwell could see into the future with his book 1984 and other predictions he seemed to make.  These predictions did not unfold though in 1984, they are […]

Separation of Church and State [National] (1802)

Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, author of the Declaration of Independence and America’s third president. In his First Inaugural Address, Jefferson encouraged citizens to be “enlightened by a benign [kind] religion…”and hoped God would, “lead our [government] councils to what is best…” The Danbury Baptists wrote Jefferson to warn him that some in […]

First Presidential Election (1789)

On April 6, 1789, as prescribed by the U.S. Constitution, “… [Congress] counted the votes of the electors for President and Vice President of the United States…” George Washington was unanimously voted President and John Adams was voted Vice President. (The terms “Electoral” and “College” would not be referenced in law until 1845.) Here are […]

Articles of Confederation: Circular Letter to the States (1777)

The Articles of Confederation (and Perpetual Union) was the first Constitution of the United States. Richard Henry Lee wrote, “In this great business, dear Sir, we must yield a little to each other, and not rigidly insist on having everything correspondent to the partial views of every State. On such terms we can never confederate…” […]

United States Postal Service to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of U.S. Airmail Service

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The United States Postal Service will honor the beginning of airmail service by dedicating two United States Air Mail Forever stamps this year. The first commemorates the pioneering spirit of the brave pilots who first flew the mail in the early years of aviation. The first-day-of-issue ceremony will take place May 1, 2018 at 11 […]