The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U of A is Arkansas’ leading university affiliated, non-profit program providing high quality, affordable educational, cultural and engagement opportunities for mature adults.
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Arkansas History for Newcomers Friday, December 4th at 1 p.m. University of Arkansas Global Campus 2 E. Center St. Fayetteville, AR.
While an Arkansas history course will be useful to newcomers, both transplants and “Arkie”natives will delight in learning more about Arkansas’ rich history. OLLI Instructor Tom Dillard has compiled a presentation filled with his extensive collection of fascinating and vintage Arkansas images. He will interweave this pictorial history of Arkansas throughout the class. In addition, Tom will share his expertise and offer insights to help students understand the major periods of Arkansas history, the six natural divisions, as well as highlight important and colorful Arkansas leaders, too. A must do for both Arkansas natives and newcomers.
About Tom Dillard Tom Dillard is historian and retired archivist specializing in Arkansas history and culture. For more than a dozen years Tom wrote more than 350 weekly columns on Arkansas History published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Seventy-three biographical sketches from that column have been collected in Statesmen, Scoundrels, and Eccentrics: A Gallery of Amazing Arkansans, published by the University of Arkansas Press. An engaging public speaker and writer, he lives in Malvern, Arkansas.