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The office of the Arkansas Secretary of State is the official coordinator of the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial of Arkansas. The Arkansas General Assembly authorized the Secretary of State to coordinate the bicentennial observance and appropriated funds for this purpose in 2001. The Louisiana Purchase Design Advisory Team (now known as the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Committee of Arkansas) was appointed to plan and implement the observance. Secretary of State Charlie Daniels is chair of the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Committee of Arkansas. He named Sharon Priest chair emeritus of the committee. The Hon. Dale Bumpers (U.S. Senate, retired) is honorary chairman.

Secretary of State Charlie Daniels
Former Secretary of State Sharon Priest The Hon. Dale Bumpers (U.S. Senate, retired)

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The Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Committee of Arkansas includes representatives of the partner agencies, communities, and associations. The committee coordinates the efforts of various state and federal agencies, cities, scholars, associations, and volunteers to plan and implement the year-long commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase in 2003.

Originally called the Louisiana Purchase Design Advisory Team, the 54-member committee, began meeting in 1998 to develop plans. Eight state agencies, five federal park sites, four members of the Arkansas Congressional delegation, six partner cities, a team of scholars, seven associations, and many individual volunteers have committed much time and effort to the commemoration.

Focusing on education and heritage tourism, the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Committee of Arkansas has worked with various federal, state, and local agencies to coordinate development of lesson plans, teacher workshops, an interactive CD-ROM for classrooms, a video, and other educational resources and exhibits, as well as performances by historical interpreters, designation of the Louisiana Purchase Highway, and creation of regional visitor centers and museums at Brinkley and Clarendon.

 
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