When you enter the grounds of Historic Arkansas Museum, you're sure to be greeted by the sounds of people enjoying themselves-volunteer gardeners chatting as they dig in the Heritage Garden, an actor portraying a 19th century resident of an historic home, or schoolchildren playing a pioneer game. You might even hear a local musician or two entertaining at one of Historic Arkansas Museum's many social get-togethers.
But if you listen closely, if you really tune in, you'll hear something else. You'll hear stories of the people of Arkansas as told through the objects carefully displayed throughout the museum. Not just any objects, Arkansas objects. Bits and pieces of everyday stuff made or used or just enjoyed by Arkansans since we first planted our roots in this special place.
You'll find decorative arts, furniture, silver, pottery, quilts and fine arts, all Arkansas Made. You'll find mechanical art like firearms and tools, all Arkansas Made. You'll find one-of-a-kind items created by artists, artisans and authors in the gift shop and art galleries, all Arkansas Made.
So come hear the stories that all these Arkansas objects have to tell. Stories about people that came before us with the same hopes, fears and dreams as ours. Stories about politics and war and money and love. Stories that reflect values and attitudes and assumptions, some familiar to us and some not. Stories that are all Arkansas Made.
If it's Arkansas Made, it has a story worth telling, so come and see these hand-crafted Arkansas Made objects in person.