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47th Annual Christmas Frolic at Historic Arkansas Museum

Historic Arkansas Museum - Sunday, December 07, 2014

LITTLE ROCK (November 21, 2014) –Historic Arkansas Museum’s annual Christmas Frolic is a fun and free family event to kick-off the holiday season. The 47th Annual Christmas Frolic is Sunday, December 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the historic grounds of Historic Arkansas Museum.

The Frolic celebrates Christmas as it was in the 1800s with living history, carols, reenactments, live music, dancing and more. Visitors come from across Arkansas each year to sample Historic Arkansas Museum’s famous hot cider and ginger cake, and to shop for unique Arkansas-made holiday gifts in the Museum Store.

Live musical guests include: Arkansas Country Dance Band, Lark in the Morning, Sugar on the Floor, fiddler Ricky Russell and friends, carolers in the kitchen and the Aeolus Recorder Konsort.

Frolickers will enjoy a variety of activities for children and adults, including: blacksmithing demonstrations, living history performances, pioneer games and dancing in the Hinderliter Grog Shop, Little Rock’s oldest surviving structure.

The Hinderliter Grog Shop (c. 1827) is an iconic structure synonymous with Historic Arkansas Museum and emblematic of the museum’s mission to preserve history and bring it to life for Arkansans and visitors from across the nation.

December Snow is an original watercolor painting featuring the Hinderliter by contemporary American Realist James M. Bonner, an Arkansas artist. Only 250 signed and numbered giclée prints are available for purchase in the Museum Store for $250. Proceeds support the museum’s Living History program, which brings history to life for thousands of adults and students each year through performances by professional living historians. Call 501-324-9351 to reserve your limited edition print while they last.

On exhibit:

UNDER PRESSURE: Arkansas Society of Printmakers Exhibition

40 Years of the Arkansas Times

The Great Arkansas Quilt Show 3

Arkansas Made Gallery

A Beauty on It Sells: Advertising Art from the Collection of Marsha Stone

We Walk in Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw in Arkansas (permanent)

The Knife Gallery (permanent)

Historic Arkansas Museum is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the galleries and parking are free; admission to the historic grounds is $2.50 for adults, $1 for children under 18, $1.50 for senior citizens. The Historic Arkansas Museum Store is open 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Historic Arkansas Museum is an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, which was created in 1975 to preserve and enhance the heritage of the state of Arkansas. Other agencies of the department are Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and Old State House Museum.

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