Learn about life during WWI at Old State House Museum

Old State House Museum - Monday, April 30, 2018

Join the Old State House Museum in commemorating the centennial anniversary of World War I on May 11-12.

During 2nd Friday Art Night from 5-8 p.m. on May 11, the museum lawn will transform into a WWI-era Red Cross canteen. Stop in for refreshments, meet living history characters and enjoy live music from the Michael Carenbauer Jazz Group.

The public is invited back to the museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 12 to further explore what life was like for Arkansans during WWI. Visitors can meet a variety of living history interpreters portraying the men and women who helped with the Great War Effort, including:

  • Soldiers who will give first-hand demonstrations on infantry, cavalry and artillery training methods
  • Suffragists
  • Red Cross nurses
  • Women working on food conservation programs
  • Donut Dollies with the Salvation Army
  • Silhouette artist

There will be games and hands-on activities ongoing throughout the day.

Admission to both events is free. The museum can validate parking at the DoubleTree hotel; metered parking near the museum is free on weekdays after 6 p.m. and all day on weekends.

The Old State House Museum is located at 300 W. Markham in Little Rock. For more information, call (501) 324-9685 or visit