Bill Worthen Future of History Fund

The Bill Worthen Future of History Fund, named for the museum’s director of more than 40 years, this fund is dedicated to “Inspiring the Next Generation of Arkansas History Lovers.”

The Fund’s first project was to offer free education programs and fieldtrips to any school that wanted to come to the museum during our entire 75th anniversary year in 2016.

The fundraising success of the initiative helped extend this program and we need your help to continue this commitment to our community. Help us reach out to more schools and more students by making a contribution today.

A donation of just $50 gives one classroom the opportunity to experience Arkansas history up close with a hands-on field trip program.

Countless visitors have witnessed former director Bill Worthen’s passion for Arkansas history and even more across the world have been impacted by his scholarly research and publications.

With Bill's retirement at the end of 2016, the Bill Worthen Future of History Fund seeks to pass on Bill’s passion for Arkansas history to future generations for decades to come.