April events at OSHM

Old State House Museum - Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Old State House Museum will host a number of programs in April, including its signature Seersucker Social fundraising event.

Scheduled events include:

Nights at the Museum: Raiders of the Lost Arkansas — Thursday, April 4, 6-9 p.m. ($5 ADMISSION)

This event will feature games and activities, libations and a fun new way to interact with history, all centered on the theme of “Raiders of the Lost Arkansas.”

Nights at the Museum is open to guests 21+ and takes place on the museum’s iconic front lawn.

Old State House Museum Giving Day — April 4, all day

The Old State House Museum's fundraising challenge day, the Old State House Giving Day, is April 4. All donations given on that day will be matched, up to a cumulative total of $2,500 by our friends group, the Old State House Museum Associates.

Donations can be made at

Cheese Dip Extravaganza at 2nd Friday Art Night — Friday, April 12, 5-8 p.m. (FREE ADMISSION)

2nd Friday Art Night in April will feature cheese dip from local eateries, Arkansas craft beer from Core Brewing Co., and live music from the Salty Dogs. Cheese dip will come from Blue Coast Burrito, Heights Taco and Tamales, Lost Forty and Capital Bar and Grill.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Colonialism in Arkansas — Thursday, April 25, noon (FREE ADMISSION)

Will Nipper, historian and author of "In Yankee Doodle's Pocket: The Myth, Magic & Politics of Money in Early America," will present a lunchtime lecture on colonialism in Arkansas.

Bring a lunch; soft drinks and water are provided. 

The eighth annual Seersucker Social — Saturday, April 27, 3-7 p.m.

Enjoy mint juleps and other libations at the open bar, hors d'oeuvres, lawn games, and more on the lawn of Arkansas's first State Capitol!

This signature fundraising event is hosted by the Arkansas State House Society, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting the education and outreach efforts of the museum.

Early bird tickets are $40 and available through April 7. Tickets purchased after April 7 are $50. Purchase tickets online at

The museum can validate parking at the DoubleTree hotel; metered parking near the hotel is free on weekends and after 6 p.m.