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

New to the collection: Day Remembered

Historic Arkansas Museum - Monday, June 01, 2015

This recent addition to the museum’s permanent collection, Day Remembered (1955)by Carroll Cloar, is a study drawing for the painting ( ... Read More

Museum Receives Rare Ashley-Crittenden Document

Historic Arkansas Museum - Saturday, May 30, 2015

Historic Arkansas Museum Commissioner Frances Ross accepted the donation of a rare document on September 26, 2012. The document dates to 1820 and is a partnership agreement between Chester Ashley  ... Read More

Arkansas Made

Historic Arkansas Museum - Friday, May 22, 2015

Elizabeth Lenora Hanna Elizabeth Lenora Hanna (1916 – 2008), was born in Stuttgart, Arkansas, and lived in Lonoke at the time of her death. After receiving her degree at the George Peabody Co ... Read More

Leaving a Legacy Gordon and Wenonah Fay Holl

Historic Arkansas Museum - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

“It will go to the Historic Arkansas Museum because they focus on Arkansas artists.” This is what Wenonah Fay Holl (1915-2011) told Soirée in 2004 when asked what would happen after her death to t ... Read More

From the Collection: Painting of Albina Lyon

Historic Arkansas Museum - Sunday, May 17, 2015

This charming painting by Henry Byrd of young Albina Lyon (1846-1871) is one of three portraits of her family hanging in the gallery exploring the Civil War in Arkansas (or the real part of the Re ... Read More

New Blacksmith Shop

Historic Arkansas Museum - Friday, May 15, 2015

In the 1850s and 60s, blacksmithing was a vital service for the functioning of a farm in Arkansas. Horseshoeing, hardware production, tool repair, etc. all required metal-working skills. The Plum ... Read More

5,000 Words

Historic Arkansas Museum - Friday, May 08, 2015

If a picture paints a thousand words, then the museum has recently received, through a generous bequest, 5,000 words! The five portraits given by Harrow, K.C. and Josephine Smith help tell the sto ... Read More

A Colorful Past

Historic Arkansas Museum - Friday, May 01, 2015

The Woodruff Print Shop reconstruction has been bricked and roofed; it has windows and stairs. To finish out the interior, one step is painting. And of course, it must be in the 1820s way, with an ... Read More

What's Up with the Little Rock

Historic Arkansas Museum - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

by Bill Worthen Learn the fascinating history of a city landmark that has been: held up as the moniker of a town, altered to accommodate a bridge, moved, ignored or forgotten—and finally, is ... Read More