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They Saved the Old State House (Part 2)

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Old State House long faced the threat of demolition in the years after it was vacated by state government, but various people and groups fought to save it for future generations of Arkan ... Read More

Old State House Museum offers free traveling exhibits for schools, museums and others

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Traveling exhibits, mini-exhibits on loan, are a mainstay in the museum world. Old State House Museum has quite the collection of traveling exhibits, which can come in handy when another org ... Read More

The Young Man in a Hurry Just Couldn’t Wait For Her: Betty Allen Tucker (First Lady, 1992-1996)

Old State House Museum - Monday, August 05, 2019

When it came to his political aspirations, Jim Guy Tucker was a young man in a hurry to make it to Washington, D.C. He was a Marine Corps reservist who went to South Vietnam as an accredited ... Read More

August Night at the Museum

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Old State House Museum hosts Jurassic-themed Night at the Museum LITTLE ROCK (July 16, 2019) — The Old State House Museum is paying homage to the prehistoric past at Night  ... Read More

They Saved the Old State House (Part 1)

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Even before state government vacated its original home, the dangers to what would become known as the Old State House were manifest. The state’s financial condition was so precarious that Go ... Read More

Join Us on an Adventure Through Time!

Old State House Museum - Thursday, June 27, 2019

We are looking forward to taking students on an adventure through time at this year's Summer Fun Youth Enrichment program! This year's program, called Camp Old State House, runs July 15 - 19 ... Read More

Welcome to Arkansas, Mr. President! (Part 13)

Old State House Museum - Monday, June 03, 2019

As we complete this series, we will spotlight the two men who were true “outsiders” as they rose to the Presidency, although their rise and backgrounds could not have been more dissimilar: Barack  ... Read More

Welcome to Arkansas, Mr. President! (Part 12)

Old State House Museum - Monday, May 27, 2019

Like Father, like son. Both Presidents Bush had longstanding ties to Arkansas and it was reflected in their travels as well as in their relationships to the people of the state. And over the years ... Read More

Welcome to Arkansas, Mr. President! (Part 11)

Old State House Museum - Monday, May 20, 2019

Ronald Reagan, known to millions as “The Great Communicator,” didn’t get this description by accident. Young Ronald, or “Dutch,” as he was known in his youth, worked his way through college, broke ... Read More

Welcome to Arkansas, Mr. President! (Part 10)

Old State House Museum - Monday, May 13, 2019

While Richard Nixon’s popularity remained high in Arkansas after his 49-state reelection in 1972, the same was not true nationwide as the Watergate Scandal engulfed his presidency and, as the pros ... Read More