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Creepy Collection: Post Two

Historic Arkansas Museum - Friday, October 30, 2020

By Victoria Garrett Chandler, Arkansas Made Researcher It is common enough for curators of any 19th century historical collection to encounter locks and strands of human hair. Many remnants  ... Read More

Creepy Collections: Post One

Historic Arkansas Museum - Tuesday, October 27, 2020

By Carey Voss, Curator of Exhibits George Pitts feather crown, Goose and duck feathers, Pulaski County, Arkansas, c. 1924, Approx. 3" diameter x 1.5” thick, Collection of Historic Arkansas M ... Read More

Arkansawyers Blog Series: Part Five

Historic Arkansas Museum - Friday, August 14, 2020

Contemporary Arkansas: A Question of How We Got Here Sometimes, if you look deeply into the context of an artwork or object, the invisible stories of an entire people or region will emerge. I ... Read More

Arkansawyers Blog Series: Part Four

Historic Arkansas Museum - Thursday, August 13, 2020

Where We’re From Based on dialect, anthropologists and linguists divided Arkansas into two broad regions. In the hilly Ozark highlands, most folks spoke a version of what is called Midland ... Read More

Arkansawyers Blog Series – Part Three

Historic Arkansas Museum - Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Just for the love of the work... Makers Arley Payne, Arthur Arlington Castera, and “the elusive Ex-Confederate" certainly fit Ethel C. Simpson’s summarization of early settlers of the state as  ... Read More

Arkansawyers Blog Series: Part Two

Historic Arkansas Museum - Tuesday, August 11, 2020

When British Naturalist Thomas Nuttall arrived at the Arkansas Post, he commented that a particular Arkansan“did not appear to have had much acquaintance with the civilized world.” This perhaps al ... Read More

​Arkansawyers Blog Series: Part One

Historic Arkansas Museum - Monday, August 10, 2020

What makes Arkansas, Arkansas? One of the traditional cornerstones of Arkansas folk culture is the futility of trying to classify the inhabitants of this state as any one “type” -- Ark ... Read More

Arkansawyers Blog Series: Introduction

Historic Arkansas Museum - Sunday, August 09, 2020

What makes Arkansas, Arkansas? As part of the Arkansas Arts Center’s 62nd Annual Delta Exhibition, Brian Lang, Chief Curator of the AAC, asked Historic Arkansas Museum to create a themed g ... Read More

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