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Keeper of the Governor’s Public Image: Mabel Martineau (First Lady of Arkansas, 1927-1928)

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, August 28, 2018

In an age in which wives of public figures were more often than not out of the limelight, especially in traditionalist Arkansas, Mabel Martineau was a magnetic personality. As a hostess, it w ... Read More

She Never Expected to Be There: Gay White (First Lady of Arkansas, 1981-1983)

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Life brought Gay Daniels far from being a self-described “Navy Brat” in Oakland, Calif., to the pinnacle of prominence as Gay White, First Lady of Arkansas. Life was indeed exciting, challengi ... Read More

Old State House to host grand reopening of First Ladies exhibit on Sept. 14

Old State House Museum - Monday, August 20, 2018

The Old State House Museum will host a grand reopening of its exhibit, “First Ladies of Arkansas: Women of their Times,” on Sept. 14, 5-8 p.m. This free public opening coincides with Little Ro ... Read More

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