Come learn about some of Arkansas’s trailblazers! Author Phyllis Hodges will discuss her book, 8 years of Unforgettable History: the Allure of America’s First, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16.

Friends of the Arkansas State Archives plans a reception at 5:30 p.m. Come network and learn! The free lecture will highlight some of Arkansas’s trailblazers, and parallels the works of former U.S. President Barak Obama. The list of great firsts includes people of all backgrounds. Hodges will talk about people like 2016 Olympic Gold Medal Long Jumper Jeff Henderson.

Hodges has more than 30 years of experience as a clergy educational and fitness trainer. She is a world traveler with a vision to shape up the world spiritually, mentally, physically and financially. She travels Arkansas as an ambassador on health and fitness via workshops, seminars, health fairs and schools. Hodges also is the owner of Carousel Fit-4-Life Wellness Center in North Little Rock.

For more information, please contact us at 501-682-6900 or email You can also join the conversation about the book and event on our Facebook event page at