Museums

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) was founded as the Mosaic Templars of America Center for African American Culture and Business Enterprise under Act 1176 of 2001. MTCC was created as a museum of Arkansas Heritage to honor the story of the Mosaic Templars of America and all of Arkansas's African American history. The museum is dedicated to telling the story of the African American experience in Arkansas.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is to preserve, interpret and celebrate African American history and culture in Arkansas. The museum's exhibits highlight fraternal organizations, African American entrepreneurs as well as integration.

Hours & Admission

Tuesday – Saturday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Free museum parking

Admission
Galleries: Free
Grounds: Free
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Our History

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) was founded as the Mosaic Templars of America Center for African American Culture and Business Enterprise under Act 1176 of 2001. MTCC was created as a museum of Arkansas Heritage to honor the story of the Mosaic Templars of America and all of Arkansas's African American history. In April of 2020, after a multi-year process, MTCC became the third Black history institution in the South to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

The museum is dedicated to telling the story of the African American experience in Arkansas. The Center’s name is taken from the Mosaic Templars of America, a black fraternal organization founded in Little Rock in 1883 whose headquarters sat on the prominent West Ninth and Broadway location.

 

We Have an Event Coming Up!

Aloha Summer Back to School Happy Hour

  • August 11, 2022
  • 05:00PM - 07:00PM

Aloha teachers! Say goodbye to summer, and hello to the new school year at MTCC with our Summer Back to School Happy Hour! Prepare for a return to the classroom with free supplies like dry erase markers, paper, pencils, pens, etc., Hawaiian themed snacks and drinks, and chances to win grand prizes!

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MTCC Advisory Board

  • October 11, 2022
  • 12:00PM - 01:00PM

Quarterly meeting of the MTCC Advisory Board. The meeting will be held both in person and virtually unless otherwise posted, however this is subject to change based on COVID-19 restrictions and participant availability. Please contact 501-683-3593 for login or more information.

Volunteer

Opportunities for internships and volunteering at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center!

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