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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

Welcome to Arkansas, Mr. President! (Part 2)

Old State House Museum - Thursday, January 17, 2019

Theodore Roosevelt was probably the first post-Civil War chief executive to attract the fascination and excitement of people in both the North and the South. In a way, the Spanish-American War of  ... Read More

Old State House Museum seeks donation of Arkansas governors’ items, memorabilia

Old State House Museum - Monday, January 14, 2019

The Old State House Museum (OSHM) is seeking donations of items and memorabilia related to Arkansas governors. OSHM, a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH), is gathering the ite ... Read More