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Holiday Greetings from Arkansas's First Families

Old State House Museum - Wednesday, December 21, 2016

With the arrival of the holiday season, the Old State House Museum’s collection staff would like to highlight a selection of greeting cards sent out by the governors of Arkansas a ... Read More

Patsy Montana and the 1991 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Old State House Museum - Monday, November 28, 2016

In 1991, Patsy Montana marched in the 65th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, after which she and her fellow marchers received a plaque commemorating the experience. The plaque consists of a p ... Read More

"Woman's Chronicle" takes stand for suffrage

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, November 08, 2016

In March 1888, the Woman’s Chronicle was launched by Catherine “Kate” Campbell Cuningham, Mary Burt Brooks and Haryot Holt Cahoon in Little Rock. The establishment of the Chronicle followed hot on ... Read More

“The King of Ragtime Writers”: Scott Joplin and His Music

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Scott Joplin was born sometime between July 1867 and January 1868 and raised in Texarkana, Arkansas. As a child, his mother encouraged his musical education, which led Joplin to study with German  ... Read More