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"Unboxing Ralph Armstrong: A Community History Project"

Ralph Waldo Armstrong III was a prolific Little Rock photographer who captured the essence of the Black experience in Central Arkansas from 1951 until his death in 2006. Now through January 2023, browse the Armstrong collection of photographs and help us identify the people, places and events that were in front of the lens.

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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

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.


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Mosaic Templars Cultural Center: Holiday Open House

  • December 04, 2022
  • 02:00PM - 05:00PM

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center's Holiday open House returns this year for community fellowship.


Opportunities for internships and volunteering at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center!

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