AHSI 2002 Daily Schedule

Here Charles Bolton, Professor of History at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock answers a question from a teacher.  Dr. Bolton is author of two important books on the territorial and early state hood period of Arkansas.  Teachers received one of his books as a part of the institute and sought his autograph after the lecture was over.
One of the clear highlights of the Institute was the tour of Central High Museum.  The teachers were greatly moved and inspired by the tour.
Institute participants listen entranced at the museum guide's lecture on the Central High Crisis.
Here Institute participants observe the memorial outside the Central High Museum
The Institute participants gather outside Central High itself and picture what transpired there in 1957
Tom DeBlack, professor of history at Arkansas Tech University at Arkansas Tech University gestures as he explains how to access the virtual reality program on Lakeport Plantation.
Here Georganne Sisco and her assistant demonstrate historic Nineteenth Century women's dress.  Georganne disrobes (partially) to demonstrate just how demanding dresses of that period were.  She suggests how Arkansas women followed the fashions then prevalent in the United States and Europe.
This photograph shows Kent Goff and Lawrence Sanders dressed as French hunters of the eighteenth century.
LR:  Tom Yancey, Lawrence Sanders, Kent Goff, and Chad Dixon (one of the teachers in the Institute)
Institute participants look at a replica of the first printing press in Arkansas.  It was brought to Arkansas in 1819 by William Woodruff, who founded the Arkansas Gazette.
An Institute participant tries his had (and his feet) at another old-fashioned game
Institute participants ham it up on the grounds of the Historic Arkansas Museum, competing in an old-fashioned sack race
Dr. Lankford gave his talk at the Old State House Museum.
Grounds of Old State House Museum with Institute participants milling about (Jamie Fields in the foreground) prior to entering.
Dr. Robinson's lecture was clearly one of the highlights of the Institite.
Curtis Tate's living history presentation was another favorite of the Institute participants.  His compelling portrait of slave life in Arkansas left a lasting impression.


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