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Swannee Bennett retires as director of Historic Arkansas Museum

Historic Arkansas Museum - Friday, July 31, 2020

Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, announced today that Swannee Bennett, director and chief curator of Historic Arkansas Museum (HAM), is stepp ... Read More

Spencer Purinton: Split Infinity

Historic Arkansas Museum - Monday, July 13, 2020

by Jessica Corder, Assistant Curator From July 10th through December 31st, HAM’s Second Floor Gallery will feature Split Infinity, a collection of paintings by artist Spencer Purinton. Purin ... Read More

Giving Voice

Historic Arkansas Museum - Thursday, May 21, 2020

By Victoria Chandler, Arkansas Made Researcher, and Joleen Linson, Director of Education Over Historic Arkansas Museum’s 79 year lifespan, our interpretation of the people who lived on thes ... Read More

“Tablescapes” of Colonial Arkansas

Historic Arkansas Museum - Thursday, May 07, 2020

By Victoria Chandler, Arkansas Made Resesarcher For the 2nd History is Served dinner of 2018, guests were treated to a night all about the French and Spanish colonists of Arkansas. Part of t ... Read More

Reminiscing the First History is Served Dinner

Historic Arkansas Museum - Thursday, April 30, 2020

By Victoria Chandler, Arkansas Made Researcher The debut dinner for our History is Served series appropriately dove into the history, culture, and cuisine of Arkansas’s first people ... Read More

Nancy Graves Sampler

Historic Arkansas Museum - Wednesday, April 29, 2020

By Victoria Chandler, Arkansas Made Researcher This rare example of Arkansas Made needlework is the earliest definitively dated Native American-made sampler known to exist anywhere in the Uni ... Read More

The Peeler Bend Canoe

Historic Arkansas Museum - Monday, April 27, 2020

By Kathryn Bryles, Graduate Assistant Photo credit: Encyclopedia of Arkansas While he was fishing along the Saline River in August of 1999, Charles Greene of Benton spotted some ... Read More

Beauty Blog: Part Five

Historic Arkansas Museum - Friday, April 24, 2020

By Carey Voss, Curator of Exhibits, and Victoria Chandler, Arkansas Made Researcher More is more: the significance of time, intricacy, and perfection School closures, layoffs, and soci ... Read More

Beauty Blog: Part Four

Historic Arkansas Museum - Thursday, April 23, 2020

By Carey Voss, Curator of Exhibits, and Victoria Chandler, Arkansas Made Researcher The Beauty of SIMPLICITY We often think bigger is better, and items that are bedazzled, bedecked, an ... Read More

Beauty Blog: Part Three

Historic Arkansas Museum - Wednesday, April 22, 2020

By Carey Voss, Curator of Exhibits, and Victoria Chandler, Arkansas Made Researcher "Unnecessary” adornment: beauty and utilitarian objects. Open any contemporary home décor magazine a ... Read More