Red River History Forum

The Red River Forum is an informal collaboration of people in the Ark-la-tex who meet two or three times each year to share their interest in regional history. The forum gives researchers and enthusiasts the opportunity to present papers, listen to lectures, and present reviews.

Member Benefits

  • Members also take field trips to historical sites in the region, including historic buildings, cemeteries, and battlefields.
  • Membership is free and open to all people who have an interest in the rich history of the Red River region. 
  • Members have presented their works publicly to local, regional, and national audiences, and some have even published on topics of regional interest.

Featured Member

One of our members - the late Ed Black, former Chairman of the Texarkana Museums System Board of Directors, published

Rondo: All But Forgotten Arkansas History Southwest of the Red River

According to Mr. Black, he researched the book for over six years, the Rondo information covers mostly the time period from 1835 (establishment of the Rondo settlement) to the late 1930's (last permanent structure, the church, burns). He also looks into the earlier history of the area prior to Rondo's establishment.