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Noted Civil War historian to speak Oct. 18 at Old State House Museum Associates Annual Supper

Old State House Museum - Monday, September 24, 2018

Join National Parks Historian Emeritus Edwin Bearss at the Old State House Museum (OSHM) on Oct. 18 for a special presentation on Confederate Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne, who was known as “the Ston ... Read More

Just Can’t Get Any Respect

Old State House Museum - Wednesday, September 19, 2018

When visitors grace the stately first home of Arkansas’s state government, the story of Speaker of the House John Wilson fatally stabbing Representative Joseph J. Anthony after a debate in the Hou ... Read More

He Hitchhiked to Win Her Over: Susan Burrell Hutchinson (First Lady, 2015-Present)

Old State House Museum - Thursday, September 13, 2018

Susan Burrell never dreamed while growing up in Atlanta that she would meet a country boy from Northwest Arkansas who was so smitten with her that he would hitchhike from Alma to Memphis once a mo ... Read More

Arkansas Arts’ First Lady: Jeannette Katherine Edris Rockefeller (First Lady, 1967-1971)

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, September 11, 2018

In her first 38 years, Jeannette Katherine Edris travelled a life journey that few women would have imagined or aspired to, including the women who resided in the place that she would begin to cal ... Read More

First Lady of the People’s House: Sarah Anne Phillips McMath (First Lady 1949-1953)

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Put yourself in these separate scenarios: Young mother expecting a child. Wife of a war hero turned ambitious politician being talked about as presidential timber. First Lady of the state. Soon-to ... Read More