The Great American Eclipse at the Historic Arkansas Museum

The Great American Eclipse at the Historic Arkansas Museum
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Historic Arkansas Museum
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Starting
Apr 06, 02:30PM
Ending
Apr 08, 03:30PM
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Arkansas, US
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The Division of Arkansas Heritage invites visitors and residents to experience the Great American Eclipse at its Little Rock museums.

Saturday, April 6
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Historic Arkansas Museum will host a traveling 19th century scientist to discuss the 1834 Eclipse and the 19th century methods of viewing and understanding a celestial event. 

Join us for a FREE teaser, chock full of historical tidbits. You’ll be able to delve into the fascinating history of Little Rock’s first recorded total eclipse in 1834 and learn about the moon, historic scientific observation, and how people in territorial Arkansas knew an eclipse was coming.


Monday, April 8
The museum will be open to the public, which is a rarity for the institution.

“We encourage the community to enjoy this celestial phenomenon at one of our museums,” said Shea Lewis, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism. “These events are family-friendly and sure to offer a host of fun activities for all.”

All events are free and ISO-certified glasses will be available to guests while supplies last.

“The upcoming Great American Eclipse presents a wonderful opportunity for Arkansas, promising a significant economic and tourism boost across the state this spring,” said Marty Ryall, director of the Division of Arkansas Heritage. “Guests and locals alike are encouraged to enjoy the family-friendly activities at our museums to not only experience the Eclipse, but also unique aspects of the state’s heritage.”


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