From the Collection: Painting of Albina Lyon

Historic Arkansas Museum - Sunday, May 17, 2015

This charming painting by Henry Byrd of young Albina Lyon (1846-1871) is one of three portraits of her family hanging in the gallery exploring the Civil War in Arkansas (or the real part of the Re ... Read More

New Blacksmith Shop

Historic Arkansas Museum - Friday, May 15, 2015

In the 1850s and 60s, blacksmithing was a vital service for the functioning of a farm in Arkansas. Horseshoeing, hardware production, tool repair, etc. all required metal-working skills. The Plum ... Read More

5,000 Words

Historic Arkansas Museum - Friday, May 08, 2015

If a picture paints a thousand words, then the museum has recently received, through a generous bequest, 5,000 words! The five portraits given by Harrow, K.C. and Josephine Smith help tell the sto ... Read More

A Colorful Past

Historic Arkansas Museum - Friday, May 01, 2015

The Woodruff Print Shop reconstruction has been bricked and roofed; it has windows and stairs. To finish out the interior, one step is painting. And of course, it must be in the 1820s way, with an ... Read More

What's Up with the Little Rock

Historic Arkansas Museum - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

by Bill Worthen Learn the fascinating history of a city landmark that has been: held up as the moniker of a town, altered to accommodate a bridge, moved, ignored or forgotten—and finally, is ... Read More

Brick by Brick

Historic Arkansas Museum - Wednesday, April 08, 2015

We’re trying to do things like they would have been done in 1820s Little Rock, for the most part. And that includes the brickwork. Then, when Little Rock and the surrounding areas were virtu ... Read More

Christmas Past

Historic Arkansas Museum - Wednesday, April 01, 2015

We’d like to share with you some of the Arkansas Christmas traditions of yore that we have found in our research: Christmas Cow Each year Little Rock butcher Alex George’s Christmas bulls ... Read More

We Walk in Two Worlds

Historic Arkansas Museum - Sunday, March 29, 2015

Native Americans will be the focus at Historic Arkansas Museum for one of the most important exhibit gallery projects in our 65-year history. We are in the design and development stage of creating ... Read More

Going to See the Elephant

Historic Arkansas Museum - Sunday, March 15, 2015

“Going to see the elephant” is an expression that is not often heard nowadays but was widely known and used in the mid and late 1800s. The phrase became popular during the late 1840s and early 185 ... Read More

The Paint Gang

Historic Arkansas Museum - Sunday, March 08, 2015

Students of Arkansas artist Mallie Vena McAninch (1913-2007) have stuck together long after they began painting together in the late 1960s. The glue? A shared experience with a memorable teacher,  ... Read More