VOL 4 | 2019
Membership Meeting & Greater Little Rock Preservation Awards
Join the QQA for our 2019 Annual Membership Meeting & presentation of the Greater Little Rock Preservation Awards on October 23, 2019 at Moon Distributors, Inc. The event starts at 5:00 pm and ends at 7:00 pm.   

In accordance with QQA bylaws, we invite members to send nominations for the QQA Board of Directors. Nominations and Development Committee includes Chuck Cliett, David Robinson, Gabe Holmstrom, Shana Graves, and Ashli Ahrens. Send nominations for consideration to: qqa@quapaw.com . Nominations are due by October 10, 2019.   

Once the new QQA Board of Directors slate has been assembled, members will vote on the slate at the annual meeting. In addition, members will vote on a proposed by-laws revision. To see a copy of the new bylaws, please e-mail patricia.blick@quapaw.com.

Following the business meeting, we will present the Greater Little Rock Preservation Awards. 

Event Details:

Date: October 23, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location : Moon Distributors Training Center, 2800 Vance St, Little Rock, AR 72206
RSVP: Seating is Limited.Please RSVP Below.

This event is for QQA Members only. If you are not a member and would like to attend, you can join here.
Preservation Conversations
October 10 | 2019
Historic Hardware with Mike Smith

Mike Smith, Secretary of the Antique Doorknob Collectors of America,shares the history of the study and collection of antique ornamental hardware, especially doorknobs, as well as artifacts from his collection.
November 14 | 2019
Weatherizing Your Historic Building
A discussion of effective measures to weatherize historic buildings. Weatherization means implementing cost-effective measures to make a building's envelope more energy efficient. Weatherizing a historic building requires undertaking those measures in ways that have minimal impact on the historic buildings design and materials.
December 12 | 2019
Race and Housing: How Urban Renewal Changed the Landscapes of LittleRock Speaker: JohnKirk, PhD. 
Dr. John Kirk, George W. Donaghey Distinguished Professor of History and director of the Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, shares findings of his research on the impact of Urban Renewal policies on Little Rock's built environment. 
Preservation Conversations 2019

In 2019, the QQA is hosting Preservation Conversations events on the second Thursday of each month, increasing lectures in this series from four in 2018 to twelve in 2019. Nine of this year’s talks focus on practical knowledge important for purchasing or owning a historic property. All events are located at the Mixing Room at the Old Paint Factory in the East Village, 1306 East 6th Street, 72202. 5:30 pm reception, 6:00 pm lecture.

Preservation Conversations 2019 is underwritten in part by the Arkansas Humanities Council, the Quapaw Nation, and a gift in honor of Carl Miller, a long-time supporter of the QQA and preservationist.
Preservation Conversations 2019
Now offers AIA Credit

Preservation Conversations can now be used for AIA continuing education credit. You'll just need your AIA number. Please sign in at the start of every Preservation Conversation so that we can be sure to properly give you credit. Questions? Contact qqa@quapaw.com or call 501-371-0075 ext. 4 to speak to Patricia Blick.
Upcoming Events
October 18, 2019

A brand-new event designed to get your spook on! This is an adult-only bus tour of several "haunted" properties around the MacArthur Park, Hanger Hill, and SoMa areas of Little Rock.

The 7:30 tour is sold out. The 5:00 pm tour starts with a reception until 5:30 pm. The bus loads after 5:30. Still plenty of tickets left, but they are also going fast!

Tickets are $50.00. Questions? E-mail qqa@quapaw.com or call 501-371-0075 ext. 3.
7:30 tour is sold out. Only 9 tickets left for the 5:00 pm tour!
Save The Date
The QQA will be starting a special campaign in November, 2019. Keep an eye out for more information soon!
Preservation Conversations 2020
Preservation Conversation 2020 continues the QQA's focus on practical knowledge about maintenance and upkeep of historic buildings, as well as some local history. Next year's line up is almost finalized, so members should look for a brochure in the mail by the end of the year. The brochure will also be posted on the QQA website, Quapaw.com.

2020 topics include:

  • January: Central Arkansas Water: A History of Public Water in Central Arkansas by Tad Bohannon
  • February: Environmental/Abatement Issues Associated with Historic Properties by Snyder Environmental
  • March: Incorporating Solar Energy on Historic Properties by Seal Energy Solutions
  • April: Chimney Maintenance and Safety by Jason Ward, Firecrest Chimney Service.
  • May: Albert Pike, the Man and the Scottish Rite Temple, by Maureen Richmond.
  • June: Vestal Florists, Sarah Vestal
  • July: Rackensack Folklore Society Pulaski County, a History
  • August: Treaty of 1824 and Quapaw Removal by Dr. Joseph Key
  • September: ARDOT and GIS Technology: Mapping Historic Resources by Gina Hopkins
  • October: The Little Rock Insane Asylum by Mike Hood
  • November: TBD
  • December: Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, by Toni Johnson