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Thursday, December 4
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Election Wrap-up with Dr. Jay Barth
Noon
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Join us on Thursday, December 4, at noon, where Dr. Jay Barth will provide a wrap-up of elections in Arkansas. Dr. Barth is the M.E. and Ima Graves Peace Distinguished Professor of Politics at Hendrix College, and has long followed the trends of the Arkansas electorate.

Sunday, December 7
Holiday Open House
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

The traditions of joyous family holiday celebrations past can be relived at Holiday Open House. Visitors will find the Old State House colorfully decorated for the season. Fun, hands-on activities will be available to children; they can create unique holiday cards and more. Delightful carols will be performed by local music groups. Visitors will also enjoy delicious cookies and punch. Call (501) 324-9685 for more information. Admission is free.

Wednesday, December 10
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Arkansas and the Cold War: Titan II Missiles in Cow Pastures
Noon
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Join us at Noon on Wednesday, December 10 as John Rowley takes us through his Arkansas Tech University Master's thesis: Arkansas and the Cold War: Titan II Missiles in Cow Pastures. During the Cold war era, the sparsely populated, agrarian state of Arkansas seemed far removed from the realm of nuclear proliferation. Washington D.C, Moscow, New York and Havana easily to mind when considering nuclear threat or strategic defense. Damascus, Judsonia, Antioch, Blackwell, and Searcy seemed insignificant in comparison. However, the role of Arkansas in the Cold War produced a more profound effect than one might think.Arkansas played an integral role in the Cold war defense and the United States policies of communist containment. Arkansas’ Cold War involvement became apparent when the state became commissioned with eighteen Titan II missiles in the early 1960’s. The arrival of these weapons coupled with mismanagement by federal agencies changed both physical landscape and the political atmosphere of the state.

Friday, December 12, Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14
Arkansas Chamber Singers Holiday Concert
7:00 p.m. on Fri. and Sat., 3:00 p.m.on Sun.
Old State House Museum, Little Rock
http://www.ar-chambersingers.org/holiday.htm

The Old State House Museum with support from the Arkansas Arts Council welcomes the Arkansas Chamber Singers performing their annual holiday concert. The group will be performing Christmas and Holiday music including works popular during the Civil War and will be performed in the acoustically rich House Chamber of the Old State House Museum for three nights. Admission is free, but seating may be limited, so reserve your seats now by going to the Arkansas Chamber Singers website, linked above.

Wednesday, December 17
Little Beginnings Toddler Program: Winter Holidays
10:30 a.m.
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

This month’s Little Beginnings program will include fun activities and a story about the Winter Holidays. Programs are for children ages 2 - 4 accompanied by a parent. Each monThis month’s Little Beginnings program will include fun activities and a story about the Winter Holidays. Programs are for children ages 2 - 4 accompanied by a parent. Each month the class highlights a different topic and promotes learning through hands-on activities, music making, movement and storytelling. Admission is free; no day care or school groups please. th the class highlights a different topic and promotes learning through hands-on activities, music making, movement and storytelling. Admission is free; no day care or school groups please.

Wednesday, December 17
Little Rock Preparatory Academy Theater Performance
7 p.m.
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Fifth through seventh grade students from Little Rock Preparatory Academy will be presenting a night of original theater works.

December 24 and 25
Museum Closed - Christmas Eve and Day
All Day
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

The Old State House Museum will be closed on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Museum will reopen on Friday, December 26.

Thursday, January 1, 2015
Museum Closed - New Year's Day
All Day
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

The Old State House Museum will be closed on New Year's Day. The Museum will reopen on January 2, 2015.

Friday, January 9, 2015
Second Friday Cinema: End of the Line
5 -8 p.m.
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

January's installment of Second Friday Cinema features End of the Line, a movie directed by Arkansan Jay Russell and featuring Arkansans Mary Steenburgen and Levon Helm. The film is about two rail workers from Little Rock who hop aboard a train to Chicago in a last ditch effort to save their jobs and way of life. Ben Fry, general manager of KLRE/KUAR and coordinator of the film minor at UALR, will introduce the film and lead a discussion after the screening.

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Local Hero: Captain Robert Sanders Burke, Home Guard Commander
Noon
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

January's Brown Bag Lunch Lecture is presented by Richard Hartness and is the story of a south-central Arkansas farmer/surveyor, turned citizen-soldier, elected by his neighbors to lead them in their defensive quest to save their homes and farms from the ravages of enemy invasion. During the Civil War, Robert Sanders Burke was elected Captain of a group of Montgomery County mounted volunteers, initially called “Burke’s Company,” and by war’s end was mustered into Confederate service as Company “B.” Newton’s group, like many others, was composed primarily of boys too young for conscription and older men, who may have served on other units before joining local “home guard” militias. Richard Hartness is the president of the Cross County Historical Society and is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Heritage Studies at Arkansas State University, where he is researching information on the first tenured Black professors in Arkansas's colleges and universities. In February 2013, Hartness was honored by the Cross County Chamber of Commerce as their "Distinguished Citizen of the Year, 2012."

Wednesday, January 21
Little Beginnings Toddler Program
10:30 a.m.
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Programs are for children ages 2 - 4 accompanied by a parent. Each month the class highlights a different topic and promotes learning through hands-on activities, music making, movement and storytelling. Admission is free; no day care or school groups please.

Thursday, January 29
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: The Union School in Arkansas
Noon
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Join us at noon for the latest installment of our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture series.

Wednesday, February 4
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Little Rock Major Taylor Cycling
Noon
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Join us at noon for the latest installment of our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture series.

Wednesday, February 11
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: "Opportunity on the Edge of the South: Slaves in the Wilds of Arkansas"
Noon
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

While white settlers were successful in establishing a harsh regime of slavery in Arkansas, the abundance of "wild" spaces lent opportunity outside the master's gaze. Kelly Jones leads a presentation that explores the ways in which slaves claimed uncultivated space between cotton fields for their own, and how the meaning of that space changed during the Civil War. Jones is currently a visiting lecturer at the University of Central Arkansas and has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Arkansas.

Thursday, February 12
Magic Lantern Valentine's Day Program
7 p.m.
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Friday, February 13
Second Friday Art Night: Slow Reading with Geoff Robson
5 - 8 p.m.
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Thursday, March 12
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Women in Bicycling
Noon
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Join us at noon for the latest installment of our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture series.

March 13, 14, 15, 2015
Arkansas Chamber Singers Spring Concert
7:00 p.m. on Fri. and Sat., 3:00 p.m.on Sun.
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Join us for the Arkansas Chamber Singers' third concert of the season, "Music of the Civil War Era." Choral music composed during, performed during, or inspired by the American Civil War featuring music by Verdi, Brahms, Stephen Foster and many Civil War tunes arranged for choir. We bid farewell to our commemoration of this cataclysmic event with a tribute to the men and women who created meaningful beauty during a trying time. Admission is free, reserve your seat today by visiting the Arkansas Chamber Singers Web site.

Wednesday, March 18
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Archaeology Month
Noon
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Join us at noon for the latest installment of our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture series.

Friday, April 10
Second Friday Art Night
5 - 8 p.m.
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

TBA

Wednesday, April 15
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: “Fulbright, Khrushchev, and Faubus: Arkansans Respond to the Cold War”
Noon
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Join us at noon for the latest installment of our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture series.

Thursday, April 23
Seersucker Social
6 - 9 p.m.
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Date is tentative; details forthcoming.

Wednesday, April 29
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Bikes
Noon
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Join us at noon for the latest installment of our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture series.

Thursday, May 7
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture:Sultana Disaster
Noon
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Join us at noon for the latest installment of our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture series.

Friday, May 8
Second Friday Art Night
5 - 8 p.m.
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

TBA

Thursday, May 28
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: From War to Reconstruction
Noon
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Join us at noon for the latest installment of our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture series.

Tuesday, June 2
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: End of the War
Noon
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Join us at noon for the latest installment of our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture series.

Monday, June 10
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Andrew Jackson and Arkansas
Noon
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Join us at noon for the latest installment of our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture series.

Friday, June 12
Second Friday Art Night
5 - 8 p.m.
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

TBA

Saturday, June 13
Arkansas Statehood Celebration
All Day
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Celebrate 179 years of Arkansas Statehood at the Old State House Museum.

Wednesday, July 8
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Washington, Arkansas
Noon
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Join us at noon for the latest installment of our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture series.

Wednesday, July 29
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: From Teddy Roosevelt to Franklin Roosevelt: The Quest for a Municipal Auditorium in Little Rock.
Noon
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Join us at noon for the latest installment of our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture series.