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Collections Blog

“Arkansas’s Hat Lady”: The Story of Willie Oates

Old State House Museum - Thursday, June 30, 2016

In honor of Willie Oates Day earlier this month, June’s blog showcases her many hats, both literally and figuratively. Will Etta Long (Willie) Oates was born on January 14, 1918, in Arkansas  ... Read More

Pearl Pugsley: “Joan of Arc” of the Lipstick War

Old State House Museum - Monday, May 23, 2016

This month's post came to us as the museum's Collections staff researched the fascinating story of Pearl Pugsley, whose photo (seen at right) was recently purchased for the Old State House M ... Read More

Stories Behind the Objects: A 1910 Arkansas Democratic Primary Ballot and Governor George W. Donaghey

Old State House Museum - Thursday, March 31, 2016

Our collections spotlight this month highlights an official ballot from the Democratic primary in Sebastian County on March 30, 1910. In this election, incumbent Arkansas Governo ... Read More

"Sid McMath is My Man!": Sarah Anne McMath's Campaign Dress

Old State House Museum - Thursday, February 18, 2016

Today marks the beginning of some new posts featuring items from the Museum's permanent collections. We look forward to sharing with you a few of our favorite artifacts, some of which we have not  ... Read More