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WWI Seminar set for Sept. 23 at Old State House Museum

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Old State House Museum will host a seminar on Arkansas during World War I from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, at the museum at 300 West Markham Street in Little Rock. The free seminar, “Keep the Home Fires Burnin... Read More

State commemorates involvement in WWI, celebrates shared history during Arkansas Heritage Month

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, April 24, 2017

Arkansas’s participation in World War I will be commemorated throughout May during Arkansas Heritage Month, designated annually by the governor and promoted by the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH). This year's theme, “A State of War: Arkansas Remembers World War I,” centers on the centen... Read More

April 2017 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, March 23, 2017

A kickoff event for Arkansas’s commemoration of World War I, lectures and exhibits are among the April 2017 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial activities, as well as additional information on the ... Read More

WWI Centennial Committee Unveils 12 Podcasts

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, November 28, 2016

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee unveiled 13 new podcasts about Arkansas during the Great War, ACWSC Chairman Shawn Fisher announced today. The new podcasts were created in cooperation with the School of Mass Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Ro... Read More

Holiday Open Houses set for Dec. 4

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, November 21, 2016

The Department of Arkansas Heritage will host a Holiday Open House at its three Little Rock museums on Dec. 4. Each museum will be open to the public and offer an array of food, music, crafts and other entertainment. Admission is free, and a trolley will be available to take patr... Read More

World War I Committee seeks documents, launches website

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, November 14, 2016

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee recently asked Arkansans to consider donating materials related to the Great War period to archival institutions and unveiled its website as it prepared for the 2017-18 commemoration. In a Nov. 11 press conference at the Old Sta... Read More

101 citizens naturalized at Old State House Museum

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

More than 100 Arkansas residents representing 37 countries swore an Oath of Allegiance and became U.S. citizens during a special naturalization ceremony at the Old State House Museum on Tuesday, July 26. The Department of Arkansas Heritage was pleased to work with the U.S. Citizenship an... Read More

180 Years of Statehood: The People Rule

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, June 06, 2016

This year, Arkansas celebrates 180 years of statehood. The Old State House will be the center of these celebrations, centered around the theme, “The People Rule,” which is the English translation of the state motto, Regnat Populus .  Although the area we now know as Arkansas was inha... Read More

On This Day: Chester Ashley Returns

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

On this day in 1848, a steamboat named Cotton Plant brings the body of Chester Ashley back to Little Rock for burial. Ashley (1791–1848) was prominent in territorial and antebellum Arkansas. He was involved in the dispute over ownership of the site of Little Rock, the ... Read More

Museum to Present Free Music Performances, extend hours once a month

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Old State House Museum announced today its schedule for Second Friday Art Night at the Museum. The Museum will present musical performances and extend its hours on the second Friday of each month. The Old State House Museum will remain open until 8:00 each night so that guests can enjoy ... Read More