Our Mission

To interpret the history of Arkansas from statehood to the present, to preserve the Old State House, and to collect and preserve artifacts that aid in that interpretation and preservation.


About Us

The Old State House Museum is the original state capitol of Arkansas. Since 1833, when construction began, the building and its grounds have witnessed many of the most important events in Arkansas history. The Old State House has hosted the admission of Arkansas to the Union, a fatal knife fight between two sitting legislators, the Arkansas vote to secede from the United States and join the Confederacy, pioneering medical research into hookworm and malaria, and two acceptance speeches by the president of the United States.


Calendar

18

Jul 2018

Little Beginnings Pre-K Program: Pottery

10:30 AM

Old State House Museum

25

Jul 2018

Little Beginnings Pre-K Program: Constellations

10:30 AM

Old State House Museum

26

Jul 2018

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Letters from WWI

12 PM

Old State House Museum