2nd Friday Art Night, Nov. 8, 5 - 8 pm

November 8, 2019 5 PM to November 8, 2019 8AM

Historic Arkansas Museum - 200 E. Third Street, Little Rock AR

Additional Event Details

Arkansas Gazette 200th birthday celebration

Columnist Rex Nelson in the theater @ 6 pm, reflecting on the 200 year history of the paper and its impact on Arkansas
Plus, #ArkansasMade beer by Lost Forty Brewing and music by Charlotte Taylor

2nd Friday Art Night @ham will celebrate 200 years since the Arkansas Gazette, the oldest paper west of the Mississippi, printed its first paper at Arkansas Post. We’ll have a special mini-exhibit for the evening that will showcase items related to the newspaper and its founder, William Woodruff.

At 6 pm, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist Rex Nelson will give a talk in the Ottenheimer Theater about the newspaper’s long-running history and its impact on the state, referencing his columns on the subject.

In addition, the Woodruff Print Shop on the museum’s grounds will be open with activities happening on both floors. Upstairs, there will be a demonstration of the kind of press Woodruff used in 1819—a Ramage Press—and some background on Woodruff, printing, and the press in Arkansas. Downstairs, guests will be able to try out mini-presses with the Gazette masthead.

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Special thanks to 107 Liquor for their support of 2nd Friday Art Night @ham.

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