Mosaic Templars Building

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.

 

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.

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!

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MTCC: Beyond Washington

  • January 20, 2022
  • 06:00PM - 07:30PM
  • This event will be broadcast on Facebook Live

Often times in the media and pop culture, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is reduced to his iconic message from the "I Have a Dream Speech," but King was so much more. This panel discussion and conversation explores King's speeches after the March on Washington, focusing on his 1967 speech, "Two Americas."

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MTCC: This Is Who I Am

  • February 10, 2022
  • 06:00PM - 08:00PM
  • Corner of Broadway and historic Ninth St. in downtown Little Rock

In traditional African culture, the "Grio" was the community story teller and historian. Mosaic Templars is excited to bring a story telling and family history history event to you in Black History Month.

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