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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

Inside the Log House Program

Historic Arkansas Museum - Thursday, January 29, 2015

“Do you really live here?” Kids really ask that question when they come for a Log House Program—probably because the education staff takes such time to create an authentic experien ... Read More

Floating the Arkansas—The 19th Century Way

Historic Arkansas Museum - Thursday, January 22, 2015

Alex Pappas, Ann Pappas and their guests (David and Faye Bard, Martin Hauer-Jensen and Cynthia Ross) recently had the unique opportunity to step back in time on a keel boat excursion down the Arka ... Read More

History in a Hedge

Historic Arkansas Museum - Thursday, January 15, 2015

What tree makes a hedge that is horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong? Why, it’s Bodark or Bois D’arc... or Osage Orange... or Hedge Apple. Or a variety of other names that ... Read More

What's in a Box?

Historic Arkansas Museum - Thursday, January 08, 2015

Hands-on History Coordinator Jamie Blakely (pictured below) recently asked herself a similar question when preparing three “loan boxes” for Arkansas schools. The boxes are being made av ... Read More

To Plant or Not to Plant

Historic Arkansas Museum - Thursday, January 01, 2015

If you have visited our herb garden on the grounds, you have seen a variety of plants that were common in Arkansasgardens in the 19th century. You may have even learned about how the plants were u ... Read More