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Old State House to host grand reopening of First Ladies exhibit on Sept. 14

Old State House Museum - Monday, August 20, 2018

The Old State House Museum will host a grand reopening of its exhibit, “First Ladies of Arkansas: Women of their Times,” on Sept. 14, 5-8 p.m. This free public opening coincides with Little Ro ... 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

Arkansas First Lady Eula Terral, 1925-27

Old State House Museum - Friday, October 02, 2015

In the lead-up to our First Ladies' Lunch on October 6 we're featuring gowns from our historic collection. Today’s Arkansas First Lady gown takes us back to the Roaring Twenties!  ... Read More

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

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 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