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2nd Friday Art Night

7th Anniversary!
March 9
5 – 8 pm
Live music by The Smittle Band
Wine tasting
Sponsored by the Historic Arkansas Museum Foundation

2nd Friday Art Night is seven years old this month! That’s 84 evenings of friends, art, music, wine and food—all in downtown Little Rock! We’ll continue the tradition by celebrating with music and libations.

Gather your friends and come out to sample wines and enjoy tunes by The Smittle Band whose music has been described as “jazzy Americana.” Zin Wine Bar will host the tasting and their staff will be on-hand to answer questions. Mark your calendar and plan to join the party!

Pioneer Day Camp

8 am - Noon
June 18 – 22 for kids entering 3rd and 4th grades
June 25 – 29 for kids entering 5th and 6th grades
$85 ($65 for museum members); scholarships available
*Space is limited*

Pioneer day campers have fun as they explore what life was like in Arkansas more than 150 years ago. Kids learn firsthand about the art of blacksmithing, and explore the log house on the museum’s farmstead. They also cook on an open hearth, do craft projects, learn pioneer dances, play on stilts and much, much more.

At week’s end the campers host a frolic for their families showing off their new pioneer dance steps and the crafts they’ve made.

Arkansas Made

The museum’s Arkansas Made publications that document decorative, mechanical and fine art produced in Arkansas through 1870 are being expanded into the 20th century, and will include works like Elizabeth Hanna’s (right).

The museum’s research team has been traveling across the state in search of original art, silver, furniture, pottery, quilts and other artisan-made objects, produced in Arkansas prior to 1950. Their findings are being documented and many will be in Volumes III and IV of Arkansas Made to be published by the University of Arkansas Press.

Museum Store

Welcome Spring with this handmade Prairie Bunny made by Sherryl Miller of Lonoke, Arkansas.

The Museum Store has a variety of pioneer toys and games to entertain all ages.

Open 7 days a week. Plenty of free parking.

Museum members receive a discount.

Volunteer Luncheon Photos Online

Each year, our Valentine's Day luncheon is our way of honoring our fabulous and dedicated volunteers.