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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

Travel Back in Time for National Forefathers Day on Dec. 21

Old State House Museum - Friday, December 22, 2017

The concept of time travel may sound like a scene from a science fiction movie, but the Old State House Museum is giving patrons the perfect opportunity to step back in time in recognition of Nati ... Read More

Check Out Our Curiosities on Absurdity Day!

Old State House Museum - Friday, November 17, 2017

Celebrate National Absurdity Day on November 20 at the Old State House Museum. Embrace all things absurd in our “Cabinet of Curiosities: Treasures from the University of Arkansas Museum Coll ... Read More

OSHM Oct. Blog: First Family/National Story Day

Old State House Museum - Thursday, October 26, 2017

Arkansans are known for storytelling — tall-tales, sentimental reminiscences and funny family stories. Whether you’re a native Arkansan or a new resident of The Natural State, chances are yo ... Read More

Nine Boy Scout Badges at the Old State House Museum

Old State House Museum - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Nine Boy Scout Badges at the Old State House Museum Did you know that some of the requirements for at least nine different Boy Scout merit badges can be achieved at the Old State House Museum (OSH ... Read More

Creating Living History at the Old State House Museum

Old State House Museum - Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Creating Living History at the Old State House Museum The Old State House Museum (OSH) plays a vital role in preserving, sharing, and celebrating the history of Arkansas and its people. One of  ... Read More