Until about month ago, the only home I'd ever known was Fayetteville, Arkansas. I feel like after living there for twenty-seven years I know practically everything about the town. I know the best restaurants, the best shortcuts through football traffic, and as a history student, I like to think I know a good bit about the history of my hometown.
Then I moved to Little Rock for grad school.
It has been an adjustment for sure. I don't know my way around very well and I'm lost when trying to find different places around town. One of the other things that I've quickly realized is that I know next to nothing about the history of this town. I mean, I've learned about the Little Rock Nine and a little about how Little Rock became the capital, but aside from that...I have no idea.
Enter this blog. For my Intro to Public History class, every student has to undertake some sort of Public History project. This is my project. I want to learn more about Little Rock and the rest of the state and write about it here, so that's what I'm going to do. As often as possible, I'm going to write about the history of something. Mostly Little Rock, but not always. I hope you'll stick around and learn a bit with me.