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Brick by Brick

Historic Arkansas Museum - Wednesday, April 08, 2015

We’re trying to do things like they would have been done in 1820s Little Rock, for the most part. And that includes the brickwork. Then, when Little Rock and the surrounding areas were virtu ... Read More

Christmas Past

Historic Arkansas Museum - Wednesday, April 01, 2015

We’d like to share with you some of the Arkansas Christmas traditions of yore that we have found in our research: Christmas Cow Each year Little Rock butcher Alex George’s Christmas bulls ... Read More

We Walk in Two Worlds

Historic Arkansas Museum - Sunday, March 29, 2015

Native Americans will be the focus at Historic Arkansas Museum for one of the most important exhibit gallery projects in our 65-year history. We are in the design and development stage of creating ... Read More

Going to See the Elephant

Historic Arkansas Museum - Sunday, March 15, 2015

“Going to see the elephant” is an expression that is not often heard nowadays but was widely known and used in the mid and late 1800s. The phrase became popular during the late 1840s and early 185 ... Read More

The Paint Gang

Historic Arkansas Museum - Sunday, March 08, 2015

Students of Arkansas artist Mallie Vena McAninch (1913-2007) have stuck together long after they began painting together in the late 1960s. The glue? A shared experience with a memorable teacher,  ... Read More

Old Fashioned House-raising

Historic Arkansas Museum - Sunday, March 01, 2015

Nails? Who needs 'em? Did you ever see Seven Brides for Seven Brothersor The Witness? Both films featured barn-raisings which rely on a traditional construction method called timber fram ... Read More

She's Got Pursenality!

Historic Arkansas Museum - Sunday, February 22, 2015

What's the oddest thing(s) you carry in your purse? We asked visitors to our Purse and the Person (/exhibits/extended-the-purse-and-the-person-a-century-of-women-39-s-purses)exhibit ... Read More

Lights... Camera... Action!

Historic Arkansas Museum - Sunday, February 15, 2015

Have you seen our commercial? “Go back. Go way back. Into your Arkansas history.” These lines are spoken as images of Little Rock’s oldest building are shown inhabited by ghosted images. The comme ... Read More

19th-century Eggnog Recipes

Historic Arkansas Museum - Sunday, February 08, 2015

These recipes were found in the Arkansas Gazette and compiled along with other fascinating tidbits from 19th-century Arkansas inMatters & Things in General by Mary Fletcher Worthen.  ... Read More

Time Machine

Historic Arkansas Museum - Sunday, February 01, 2015

What is it like to step back in time? There is a house in Arkansas that served as a portal to the past for Little Rock appraiser Jennifer Carman. "I can only liken it to reading a truly engro ... Read More