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She Made the Pryor Commitment: Barbara Jean Lunsford Pryor (First Lady, 1975-1979)

Old State House Museum - Friday, November 09, 2018

Born on December 26, 1938, in Fayetteville, Barbara Jean Lunsford was the only daughter, and late Christmas gift, to Bruce and RosaLee Lunsford. In her freshman year at the University of Ark ... 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

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

‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ to open March 11 at Old State House Museum

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Old State House Museum is pleased to announce that its latest exhibit, “Cabinet of Curiosities: Treasures from the University of Arkansas Museum Collection,” will open to the public on March 1 ... Read More

Questions with Dan Fowler of Cromwell

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Join us this Thursday, December 3 at noon as our Brown Bag Lunch Series continues with Dan Fowler, Chief Operating Officer of Cromwell Architects Engineers. Dan will talk about 150 year ... Read More

Arkansas First Lady Anne McMath, 1949-1953

Old State House Museum - Monday, October 05, 2015

Today’s gown brings a taste of postwar elegance. As we look back at the life of Arkansas First Lady Anne McMath, we look forward to tomorrow, when the First Ladies’ Lunch to restore our gown ... 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 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