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Progress...and poverty

Old State House Museum - Friday, August 03, 2018

Much has been written about the wretched condition of the Old State House throughout much of the history it served as Arkansas’s seat of government. But often overlooked is that many of the people ... Read More

A Portrait (Or Lack Thereof) Paints a Thousand Words

Old State House Museum - Monday, July 02, 2018

To say that Powell Clayton was not one of Arkansas’s most popular governors in his day would indeed be the grossest form of understatement. In the chaos and dislocation that gripped Arkansas after ... Read More

This Old House and a Tale of Two Governors

Old State House Museum - Thursday, June 21, 2018

Heated rivalries between ambitious people seeking to hold high office are nothing new. In Arkansas, these are legend: Hindman vs. The Family, Brooks vs. Baxter, Fulbright vs. Adkins, Faubus vs. Ro ... Read More

The Ledge Really Can Really Come Home Again

Old State House Museum - Friday, May 11, 2018

Many of us have heard the phrase, “You can go home again.” Even family therapist Monica McGoldrick used it as the title and theme of a book on family relationships. But how does it apply with inst ... Read More

Learn about life during WWI at Old State House Museum

Old State House Museum - Monday, April 30, 2018

Join the Old State House Museum in commemorating the centennial anniversary of World War I on May 11-12. During 2nd Friday Art Night from 5-8 p.m. on May 11, the museum lawn will transform in ... Read More

Lady Baxter stands vigilant after 144 years at the Old State House

Old State House Museum - Monday, April 23, 2018

Our Old State House has its own piece of heavy artillery present on the front lawn, and it still stands guard after 144 years. Yes, it’s the indomitable “Lady Baxter,” and boy, what a life that th ... Read More

Kids can explore their curiosities at Summer Fun 2018

Old State House Museum - Friday, April 06, 2018

Summer Fun 2018 will focus on the Old State House Museum’s Cabinet of Curiosities: Treasures from the University of Arkansas Museum Collections exhibit. Students will learn all about the sometimes ... Read More

Old State House Museum recognized for exhibit design by Arkansas Museum Association

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, April 03, 2018

The Old State House Museum received an award for “Outstanding Achievement in Exhibitions” from the Arkansas Museums Association (AMA) during the association’s annual conference in March. The  ... Read More

How Arkansas Got its Name

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Do you know the history of the name “Arkansas” and how it became the name of our state? From spelling to pronunciation, Arkansas hasn’t always been “Arkan-SAW.” Arkansas was named after a sect ... Read More

Saving Our Capitol

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The story of the Old State House is anything but simple. As the original Arkansas capitol, the building itself has been through its fair share of ups and downs. For a comprehensive look at the lif ... Read More