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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

HAM Releases Bowie Knife Book

Historic Arkansas Museum - Wednesday, November 29, 2017

“A Sure Defense: The Bowie Knife in America” officially went on sale this past Tuesday. The book, co-authored by Bill Worthen, former director of HAM, and Mark Zalesky, renowned knife expert ... Read More

In the Workshop

Historic Arkansas Museum - Monday, October 31, 2016

The latest project of the museum’s conservator, Andy Zawacki, is the reproduction of an 1830s Pleasure Wagon (shown to the right). A pleasure wagon was a popular, single horse drawn carriage that  ... Read More

11th Ever Nog-off, Dec 11th, 5 - 8 pm

Historic Arkansas Museum - Wednesday, December 09, 2015

11th Ever Nog-off December 11, 2015 from 5 to 8 pm The Nog-off is a popular celebration of a favorite holiday drink and a friendly competition for the best eggnog in Little Rock.  ... Read More

Recent Acquisitions

Historic Arkansas Museum - Friday, March 13, 2015

The Recent Acquisitions exhibition will feature objects acquired for the museum’s permanent collection from 2012 to late 2014. The exhibition includes both 2-D and 3-D historical artifacts a ... Read More