Arkansas Timeline

As one of the state's primary museums of Arkansas history, we get requests of all kinds - from students doing classroom projects to adults researching their family heritage.

We encourage these explorations into Arkansas history and want to help you along the way. If you are on a quest for information, check out the links, books and other information listed below. You can also make an appointment to visit our museum's research library, with lots of resources on Arkansas history and culture. Call (501) 324-9351 to schedule an appointment.

If you don't find what you need, send us an email at info@arkansashistory.com and we'll do our best to help.

  • Department of Arkansas Heritage
    (www.arkansasheritage.org) - Arkansas history and heritage information, events and stories, plus teacher lesson plans on the Louisiana Purchase, Civil War curriculum and American Indian Removal
  • Old State House Museum
    (www.oldstatehouse.com) - multimedia museum of Arkansas history and heritage, people and politics, art and culture in a downtown Little Rock landmark
  • Delta Cultural Center
    (www.deltaculturalcenter.com) - Cultural Center and history museum of Mississippi River delta exhibits, photos & blues music in Helena, Arkansas
  • Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
  • Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
    (www.mosaictemplarscenter.org) - Scheduled to open in 2008, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will tell the story of the Mosaic Templars of America, an organization, which from its founding in the late 1880s until the 1920s, amassed one of the largest concentrations of black-owned and controlled capital in the United States. The Mosaic Templars formed chapters in cities across the nation and in many foreign countries. The Cultural Center will showcase exhibits, artifacts, spoken narratives and other materials and will tell the story of Little Rock?s 9th Street area, which was the hub of commerce, art, civil rights and culture for the city?s black community until the 1960s.
  • Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
    (www.arkansas.com) - find Arkansas history and heritage information, family attractions and state parks guide, statewide calendar of events, lodging and dining, outdoors and sports, hot deals and vacation packages
  • Arkansas History Commission and State Archives
    (www.state.ar.us/ahc) - Explore Arkansas genealogy through manuscripts, books, microfilm, newspapers, maps, and visual materials plus census, county, military, Indian, cemetery and church records.
  • American Bladesmith Society - Includes info on Bowie knives
    This organization partners with the museum in presenting the Knife Gallery.
    (www.americanbladesmith.com) - This organization partners with the museum in presenting the Knife Gallery and includes information on Bowie knives.
  • "A Gathering of Women: Arkansas Women, 1930-2000"
    (www.ualr.edu/~arwomen) - a multimedia history project on everyday Arkansas women in the twentieth century
  • Central Arkansas Library System - Butler Center
    (www.butlercenter.org) - an excellent online resource for historical information related to the State of Arkansas
  • Genealogy.com
    (www.genealogy.com) - search for ancestors and share your discoveries with family and friends
  • Southern Foodways Alliance
    (www.southernfoodways.com) - The Southern Foodways Alliance is an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture with headquarters at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. The SFA documents and celebrates the diverse food cultures of the American South. They set a common table where black and white, rich and poor -- all who gather -- may consider their history and their future in a spirit of reconciliation.