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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

Welcome to Arkansas, Mr. President! (Part 9)

Old State House Museum - Monday, May 06, 2019

Richard Nixon could probably be considered the first Republican in modern times who began to truly take Arkansas seriously as an electoral destination on his long march to the Presidency. In fact, ... Read More

Welcome to Arkansas, Mr. President! (Part 8)

Old State House Museum - Monday, April 29, 2019

By 1952, Dwight David Eisenhower had led the largest array of armies that had ever been assembled in battle to vanquish the Nazi tyranny in Europe, led Allied forces in Europe as Supreme Commander ... Read More

Welcome to Arkansas, Mr. President! (Part 7)

Old State House Museum - Wednesday, April 10, 2019

With the Second World War coming to an end and the Great Depression an unpleasant and distant memory, Americans entered 1945 with high hopes for an extended era of peace and prosperity. They looke ... Read More

Welcome to Arkansas, Mr. President! (Part 6)

Old State House Museum - Wednesday, April 03, 2019

HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN! As 1933 dawned, these five words were music to the ears of a state whose people had spent over a decade buffeted by agricultural stagnation, a devastating flood, a  ... Read More

Welcome to Arkansas, Mr. President! (Part 5)

Old State House Museum - Wednesday, March 27, 2019

After the attention given to The Natural State by Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson, Arkansas would again suffer from a dearth of presidential presence during the 1920s.  ... Read More

April events at OSHM

Old State House Museum - Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Old State House Museum will host a number of programs in April, including its signature Seersucker Social fundraising event. Scheduled events include: Nights at the Museum: Raiders o ... Read More

Welcome to Arkansas, Mr. President! (Part 4)

Old State House Museum - Wednesday, March 20, 2019

After a decade of greater-than normal attention to Arkansas from Republican presidents, Democrats would get a bite at the Arkansas apple in 1912. Virginia-born Woodrow Wilson stood on the cusp of  ... Read More

Welcome to Arkansas, Mr. President! (Part 3)

Old State House Museum - Monday, March 04, 2019

After Theodore Roosevelt’s time as Arkansas’s frequent presidential visitor, appearances by the country’s chief executives tapered off a bit, although were not nonexistent as they had been in the  ... Read More