LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Discover Arkansas is more than just hikes and trails. The team took to the Central Arkansas Library System, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies to learn about the services provided. 

Brian with the Butler Center introduced Adam Bledsoe to some of the oldest printed artifacts in Arkansas.

Brian said one of the most popular reasons visitors use the Butler Center is to look up family history through genealogy research. This service, along with all other research, is free to the public. 

Some may be interested in learning about the rich heritage of the great state of Arkansas.  Although the internet is a wonderful tool for research, Brian said only a small percentage of history can actually be found on the internet.  

However, the Butler Center is the hub for all things historical. 

Adam discovered one of the oldest pieces at the Butler Center is a map dating back to the 1600’s. Visitors can view things like this along with other historic artifacts with the assistance of the friendly staff. 

The library continues to grow with valuable donations through various means.

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