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A Circus Hitched to a Tornado

A Circus Hitched to a Tornado

A Circus Hitched to a Tornado: Arkansas Politics in the 20th Century showcases many items from the Old State House Museum’s extensive collection.

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A Photographer of Note: Artist Geleve Grice

A Photographer of Note: Artist Geleve Grice

The archived virtual exhibit titled, "A Photographer of Note: Arkansas Artist Geleve Grice," takes you through the life and career of one of the prominent Arkansas photographers of the 20th century.

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An Enduring Image: Arkansas's Old State House

An Enduring Image: Arkansas's Old State House

This online exhibit features photos, prints, watercolors, and engravings. Artwork in the exhibit dates back as far as the 1800s to recent color photographs.

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Badges, Bandits, & Bars: AR Law & Justice

Badges, Bandits, & Bars: AR Law & Justice

Arkansas developed a reputation as a rough place early in its history. Though sparsely populated, criminal activity was common and law enforcement limited.

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Different Spokes

Different Spokes

The bicycle, and its evolution, is an important part of history. Whether considering it as a sport, a business, or a necessary means of transportation the bicycle enjoys a special place in time.

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John Barleycorn Must Die: The War Against Drink

John Barleycorn Must Die: The War Against Drink

This exhibit is an unbiased documentation of the battle for and against drink in Arkansas from its earliest beginnings in the 18th century.

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Lights! Camera! Arkansas!

Lights! Camera! Arkansas!

IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY, the invention of moving pictures fascinated audiences all over the world.

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Sam Dellinger & the Raiders of the Lost Arkansas

Sam Dellinger & the Raiders of the Lost Arkansas

Samuel Dellinger was born January 14, 1892, in North Carolina. After earning an M.A. in zoology, Dellinger moved to Conway, Arkansas, in 1915, to teach biology at Hendrix College.

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Send You Back to Arkansas: Our Own Sweet Sounds II

Send You Back to Arkansas: Our Own Sweet Sounds II

From the first, Arkansas music mattered. You see it in fragments of cane flutes, whistles older than Columbus.

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Sparkle & Twang - Marty Stuart's American Musical

Sparkle & Twang - Marty Stuart's American Musical

Stuart’s complete collection, which includes more than 20,000 objects, is generally considered to be second only to that of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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The Wilderness Gallery

The Wilderness Gallery

In 1803, the United States negotiated one of the largest real estate deals in history. For $15 million, France deeded 828,000 square miles to the fledgling republic, doubling its size.

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Try Us: Arkansas and the U.S.-Mexican War

Try Us: Arkansas and the U.S.-Mexican War

The Old State House Museum’s exhibit, Try Us: Arkansas and the U.S.-Mexican War, details Arkansas’s role in the Mexican and American War from 1846 to 1848.

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