MTCC recognizes that history is not stagnant and, in
partnership with stakeholders, has developed an interpretive plan that
will allow it to remain
a welcoming space to learn while engaging increasingly
diverse and complex audiences. This fully updated space re-envisions a
exhibit to embrace inclusivity and widens its focus to
reflect and share the complete story of black Arkansans from across the
More about Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Department of Arkansas Heritage
How much will the renovations cost, and how are funds being raised?
Why is the renovation needed?
Why Does MTCC seek donations for the renovation fundraiser?
Where do donations go towards in the renovation, and what is the benefit?
Ronald Dedman has only had one employer for more than 41 years – AT&T. He started out as an intern in 1974 and has continued to work in various positions leading up to his current role as president of AT&T Arkansas. Because AT&T’s mission includes serving the communities in which employees live and work, Ronnie has been dedicated to community service throughout his career. He previously served as chairman of the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, being the first African American to hold the position. He’s also particularly proud to have been initially appointed by Governor Mike Huckabee, then reappointed by Governor Mike Beebe, to the board of trustees for Pulaski Technical College, where he served as a board member for 10 years and had the unique opportunity to twice serve as chairman of the board.
Serving as a member on these boards, whether associated with his work or due to personal conviction, has allowed Ronnie to make a positive difference in many areas. He believes he can make a difference serving as chairman of MTCC’s renovation fundraiser committee by helping MTCC preserve the past while looking forward to the future.
Carolyn Henderson Allen Evette Allen, PhD
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Arkansas State University, Jonesboro
Brandon Morris Angela Shaw
Union Pacific, North Little Rock Cumulus Media, Little Rock
Retired U.S. Army Col. Warrick Sabin
Nathaniel Todd Aspen Institute, Washington D.C.
Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Pine Bluff
Exhibit Concepts, Inc.
Since its establishment in 1978, Exhibit Concepts, Inc. has cultivated an outstanding reputation for producing, installing and maintaining quality displays for interpretive facilities, museums and visitor centers throughout the United States. Their award-winning work has been featured at museums such as the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, Miss., Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark., and most recently, at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
Northern Light Productions
Northern Light Productions creates distinctive non-fiction media experiences for museums, institutions, and broadcast television. They develop and produce a variety of audiovisual tools for exhibitions, including immersive media environments, interactive experiences, and well-crafted narrative films. A list of Northern Light Productions African American history projects includes the following:
Mercer Associates, Inc.
Sunni Mercer, owner of Mercer Associates, Inc., is a certified interpretive planner with a background in museums, exhibits and visitor centers.Sunni has won multiple awards including from the Oklahoma Museum Association to the National Endowment for the Arts. She has worked on projects including the Oklahoma Museum of African American Culture and the Museum of the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma City.
Lighting by Design
Light can damage or enhance an environment or works of art. A primary objective of Lighting by Design, a minority owned and operated business, is to help preserve works of art for future generations by practicing state-of- the-art lighting techniques. Owner Alfred Walker opened Lighting by Design in 1983 and has trained at places like the Smithsonian Institution and The Institute at Nela Park. His work includes the Meadows Museum and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History projects.
You can donate online or by mail.
All mailed contributions should go to:
Foundation for Arkansas Heritage and History (FAHH)
Attn: Elaine Lienhart
1100 North Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
In the memo line:
MTCC Renovation Fundraiser
Does your employer make matching gifts? If so, please make sure to notify them so that the matching gift can submitted as well!