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The Vines that Bind Ramble: Fall Tour to Focus on Historic Communitie

The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas invites you to embark on a journey to explore the rich history of the Arkansas River Valley.
LITTLE ROCK, AR  --  The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas invites you to embark on a journey to explore the rich history of the Arkansas River Valley.
What:    Join the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas for a tour of enduring historic communities in the Arkansas River Valley.  A motor coach will depart at 9:30 am from Little Rock on October 19 and return that evening.

Full ramble registration includes transportation on motor coach; Brunch at a historic diner; tour of Subiaco Abbey, tour and tasting at the Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards and Arkansas Wine Museum in Paris; tour of the 1906 St. Boniface Church in Bigelow; and a special evening event with a traditional spaghetti supper in Little Italy and program on the history of this enduring community.

When:    October 19, 2013
Where:     Little Rock – Start the trip with a drive through the historic German neighborhood of Little Rock and hear about the businesses and institutions that supported the community throughout the 19th and early 20th Centuries.

Russellville – Enjoy brunch in a 1947 Art Moderne-style diner with a program by David Ware, Arkansas Capitol Historian, on the history of Prohibition in Arkansas.

Subiaco – Tour the exquisite Subiaco Abbey and grounds with Father Aaron Pirrera, OSB. Learn about the Benedictine Monks who founded the Abbey in 1878 and the German Swiss migration that helped shape this area.

Paris – Visit the Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards for wine tasting and snacks also tour the Arkansas Wine Museum with founder Bob Cowie.

Bigelow – Tour the 1906 Carpenter Gothic St. Boniface Church, a parish that historically consisted mostly of immigrants from Germany, Switzerland, and Ireland

Little Italy – Enjoy a traditional spaghetti supper prepared by parishioners of the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Little Italy and a talk by Christopher Dorer, author of Boy, the stories I could tell: A narrative history of the Italians of Little Italy, Arkansas
Register:     Get tickets here  or contact Amara Yancey at ayancey@preservearkansas.org or 501-372-4757. Reservations must be made by October 11.

Cost:    $100 for HPAA members
$125 for non-members (includes a discounted individual membership)
$200 for Sponsors (includes listing in ramble program and priority bus seating)
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