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Changes Coming to First Families Exhibit at Old State House Museum

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Changes are coming to one of the Old State House Museum's most popular exhibits. The Old State House Museum is renovating its First Families Exhibit to tell the deeper stories of the First Ladies and Governors. The new First Ladies exhibit will no longer be just about the inaugural gowns,... Read More

“True Faith, True Light” Delights Audiences Young and Old at Old State House Museum

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Since its opening in November 2018, "True Faith, True Light: The Devotional Art of Ed Stilley" has remained one of the most popular exhibits at the Old State House Museum. The installation tells the story of Ed Stilley, a “preacher man” from the rural Arkansas Ozarks, who – with no formal tr... Read More

Swannee Bennett Named Director of Historic Arkansas Museum

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, in July named Swannee Bennett director of Historic Arkansas Museum (HAM). Bennett had been serving as interim director since December, when long-time director Bill Worthen retired. Bennett had been deputy director and chief curator... Read More

'Come to the Table' at Historic Arkansas Museum's Candlelight Gala

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, October 12, 2017

This year, Historic Arkansas Museum’s biennial Candlelight Gala invites patrons to “Come to the Table” Nov. 4 and celebrate Arkansas foodways – the intersection of food in the culture and tradition of Arkansas – from the Delta to the foothills of the Ozarks. The event will kick off the mu... Read More

Arkansas Heritage Month 2018 Grant Applications Open

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst recently announced that the Arkansas Heritage Month 2018 grant application process is now open. Each year, dozens of organizations statewide apply for and receive grants to help develop local events and programs during Heritage Month, obser... Read More

Registration Open for MTCC’s 6th Annual Sweet Potato Pie Contest

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC), a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, is accepting applications for the 2017 “Say It Ain’t Say’s” Sweet Potato Pie Baking Contest. Registration is open now. The event will be Sunday, Dec. 3, from 2-5 p.m. Deadline for registration is Nov.... Read More

Nominations Open for Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst announced recently that the nomination period for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame is now open. Nominations will remain open through October 31, 2017. This is the second year for the statewide program to recognize the legendary restauran... Read More

Rehabilitation Plans to be Announced at the Jacob Wolf House

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, October 12, 2017

On October 17, 2017, Governor Asa Hutchinson and Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) Director Stacy Hurst will reveal the preservation and rehabilitation plans for the Jacob Wolf House Site and Territorial Courthouse. The public is invited to a reception at 2 p.m. to preview the plans. ... Read More

MTCC Debuts New Exhibit, 'Hidden No More'

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) recently unveiled its 2017 Creativity Arkansas collection as part of a new exhibit, "Hidden No More." “Hidden No More” reveals the hidden history of how African Americans have shaped the narrative of Arkansas throughout the state’s history and comprises ... Read More

Archives Receives Movie Memorabilia Donation

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, October 12, 2017

For 112 years, the Arkansas State Archives, a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has maintained and preserved artifacts and archival materials pertaining to the state’s rich and unique history. Much of what the State Archives holds, though, comes through generous donations f... Read More