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Arkansas First Lady Margaret Frierson Cherry, 1953-1955

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Margaret Cherry became First Lady of Arkansas in 1953 when her husband Francis Adams Cherry was elected Governor of Arkansas. Margaret, who graduated from high school in Jonesboro, met futur ... Read More

Catching up with Lydia Leatherwood of the Plantation Agriculture Museum

Old State House Museum - Monday, September 21, 2015

This Thursday our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series continues with park interpreter Lydia Leatherwood of the Plantation Agriculture Museum in Scott, Arkansas. The museum highlights the history  ... Read More

LAST CHANCE for First Ladies' Lunch!

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Today is the LAST DAY to buy tickets to the First Ladies’ Lunch on Tuesday, October 6! To get your tickets and help to preserve the Old State House’s collection of gowns, please co ... Read More

First Ladies Share Stories

Old State House Museum - Monday, September 14, 2015

Arkansas first ladies join forces to save exhibit of historic gowns,share stories behind their inaugural looks Tuesday last day to buy tickets for restoration fundraiser  ... Read More

Arkansas First Lady "Maggie" Jones, 1897-1901

Old State House Museum - Thursday, September 10, 2015

It’s back to the nineteenth century with this gown, worn by Margaret “Maggie” Parkin Hadley Jones at the inauguration of her husband Governor Daniel Webster Jones in 1897. Maggie  ... Read More

Arkansas First Lady "Billie" Robinson, 1913

Old State House Museum - Wednesday, September 09, 2015

On this day in 1912, Ewilda Gertrude Miller Robinson became First-Lady-Elect of Arkansas. Her husband Joseph “Joe” T. Robinson won the Arkansas governor’s election, launching one of the most ... Read More

Arkansas First Lady Lucille Laney, 1945-1949

Old State House Museum - Thursday, August 27, 2015

In the lead-up to the First Ladies’ Lunch on Tuesday, October 6, we will feature each of the dresses on our blog at oldstatehouse.com. To buy tickets to the First Ladies’ lunch and help to preserv ... Read More

Lights! Camera! Seminar!

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sign up today for a free seminar hosted by The Old State House Museum on Saturday, August 29, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., to explore Arkansas's connection with the film and t ... Read More

Watch This: First Ladies of Arkansas Support Museum

Old State House Museum - Friday, August 21, 2015

First Lady Susan Hutchinson, along with several former first ladies of the state of Arkansas, announced the kickoff of a campaign to raise money to preserve the Old State House’s historic collecti ... Read More

Arkansas first ladies, Old State House Museum Associates team to restore historic gowns on exhibit

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The First Ladies’ Gowns exhibit at the Old State House Museum is the largest exhibit of its kind outside the Smithsonian and by far the most popular at the museum. The exhibit features gowns worn ... Read More