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Courage Beyond Secession: Gov. Isaac Murphy

Old State House Museum - Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Pennsylvania-born Isaac Murphy had pursued a notable career as a lawyer, teacher, farmer, local official, legislator and even prospective gold miner before the fateful day in 1861, when he s ... Read More

Old State House opens Governors of Arkansas exhibit

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, March 03, 2020

On Sept. 13, 1836, James Conway became the first governor of the state of Arkansas. During his term, he worked in an office within the west wing of the stately structure now known as Old Sta ... Read More