History Commission

Rock Island WorkersNorth Little Rock History Commission and Friends of North Little Rock History host North Little Rock Railroads: Building a City

The exhibit will open the day of the Christmas Parade, Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. at the North Little Rock Heritage Center, 506 Main Street in North Little Rock. A must-see of this year’s open house will be Union Pacific Credit Union’s Train Tree. The twelve-foot tree featuring a Lionel model train winding through is one of only two in the world. The History Commission’s own Buddy the Elf will make a special appearance and there will be crafts for the children. Come early for a great spot to view the parade.

North Little Rock Railroads: Building a City tells the story of the railroads that turned a flood-prone swamp on the north side of the river into a major hub of America’s rail system. The rail yards, the shops, the depots and related industries provided employment to generations of North Little Rock families and continues to be a major employer in the city today. The exhibit spans the pre-Civil War period through a maze of mergers and acquisitions engineered by captains of industry to the modern era.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Heritage Center hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (501)371-0755 or email


The North Little Rock History Commission meets on the second Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at 506 Main Street. Contact: (501) 371-0755.
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 Name  Contact  Term Expires 

 Kristal Clark



 Ann Clements

 501-375-3346  12/27/2016

 Eartha Dobbins

 501-372-5672  2/12/2016

 Suzanne Clements Jackson 

 501-835-9585  1/27/2015

 Deeana Montgomery



 Herman Shirley



 Belinda Sykes-Burney

 501-376-8144  12/27/2016