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"Deadly Foe to Mankind" - Eggnog

Historic Arkansas Museum - Friday, December 13, 2019

By Victoria Chandler Throughout Arkansas’s history, fewer drinks have remained as popular and prominent as eggnog. In the late 1800s, as December drew near, the saloons and bars across Little ... Read More

La Salle’s Impact on North American Maps (or How one man’s blunders influenced early maps of North America)

Historic Arkansas Museum - Monday, October 21, 2019

By Kathryn Bryles Prior to La Salle’s voyage down the Mississippi River and into Texas, the interior of North America was a vast blank space on European-made maps. Cartographers used  ... Read More

Chef Rains Cooks Catfish Four Ways

Historic Arkansas Museum - Friday, April 19, 2019

Smoked, brined, fried & stewed, Little Rock chef Scott Rains, of Table 28, cooked catfish four ways for Historic Arkansas Museum’s History is Served dinner on April 18.th The meal cele ... Read More

History is Served dinner to celebrate 2019 Arkansas Food of the Year

Historic Arkansas Museum - Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The “History is Served: Arkansas Foodways Dinner Series” makes its return on Thursday with this year’s dinners focusing on ingredients that are integral to Arkansas’s food culture. In recogn ... Read More

Join HAM for the second year of the Arkansas Foodways Dinner

Historic Arkansas Museum - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Historic Arkansas Museum (HAM) will again host the “History is Served: Arkansas Foodways Dinner Series” in 2019. The program, which is in its second year, explores Arkansas’s food heritage ... Read More

Territorial Fare! HAM Celebrates Foodways of German and Scottish Immigrants

Historic Arkansas Museum - Thursday, July 26, 2018

When Little Rock became the territorial capital of Arkansas in 1821, the city was still relatively small, with around 700 people living within its boundaries. Despite its small populati ... Read More

Chef Ringgold Cooks Colonial Arkansas

Historic Arkansas Museum - Tuesday, April 10, 2018

On April 5, Executive Chef Mary Beth Ringgold stepped back into Arkansas’s Colonial days to prepare for the second dinner of Historic Arkansas Museum’s History is Served: Arkansas ... Read More

Colonial Foodways Dinner Supported by Research by Morris S. “Buzz” Arnold

Historic Arkansas Museum - Thursday, April 05, 2018

Colonial Foodways Dinner Supported by Research by Morris S. “Buzz” Arnold Tonight, HAM will host the second dinner in the “History is Served: Arkansas Foodways Dinner Series,”  ... Read More

Seasoned Little Rock chefs learn something new cooking Quapaw cuisine

Historic Arkansas Museum - Monday, February 26, 2018

INSPIRED BY QUAPAW CUISINE: Chefs Michael Selig (left) and Gilbert Alaquinez talk about cooking traditional Quapaw recipes. To kick off our inaugural History is Served heritage dinner s ... Read More

Experiencing the Rich Food Tradition of the Quapaw Tribe

Historic Arkansas Museum - Thursday, February 22, 2018

Caption: Wooden bowl from Benton County, @AD 1200-1600, Courtesy of the University of Arkansas Museum Collections. Tonight, HAM will host the first dinner in the “History is Se ... Read More