The Old State House Museum invites students to virtual summer camp

Old State House Museum - Monday, June 15, 2020

LITTLE ROCK (June 15, 2020) —From July 13 through July 17, the Old State House Museum will host a virtual program called Camp Old State House that explores Arkansas art, music, architecture and history through hands-on activities and guided video tours of the historic building and grounds.

Camp Old State House is for students entering second through ninth grades in the fall, and it will be held via Zoom each day from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Some activities, like making quilt squares or musical instruments, require materials, so the museum can provide a supply kit with all the needed materials for $20. (Program registration is included with this price.) If purchased, supply kits can be picked up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 9, or Friday, July 10.

Registration is $5 for anyone who chooses to use their own materials instead of purchasing a supply kit.

Anyone interested in registering for the program should contact Amanda Colclasure, youth education coordinator, at (501) 324-8642 or via email by Friday, July 3. Participants will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how the class works. Participants can also get an at-home supply list by contacting Colclasure.

The Old State House Museum is located at 300 W. Markham St. in Little Rock. The hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free; the museum can validate parking at the DoubleTree hotel. Metered parking near the museum is free on weekends. For more information, call (501) 324-9685 or visit

The Old State House Museum, a museum of Arkansas Heritage, is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the heritage of the state of Arkansas. Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Arkansas State Archives, Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Historic Arkansas Museum and Mosaic Templars Cultural Center are also parts of Arkansas Heritage, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.