Museum Programs Types (45-60 minutes)
This is the list of various programs Old State House Museum offers for schools and education organizations for field trips. For more information, contact the education director.
Learn about our state’s art pottery makers, including Camark, Niloak and Ouachita.
Learn about this little-known conflict from 1846-1848 that ended up nearly doubling the size of the United States.
Students will learn about the impact of political imagery as they study U.S. Presidential campaign buttons from the museum’s teaching collection.
Learn about day-to-day conditions soldiers endured by examining their clothing, supplies and other interesting gadgets.
Study the significance and meaning of flags used during the U.S. Civil War. See original and reproduction flags carried by Arkansas units.
Explore the history of Arkansas’s films and filmmakers.
See the extraordinary effigy pots and vessels made by prehistoric Arkansans.
Grades 4-10Many of the hobbies that people enjoy today are in fact several centuries old and were once popular pastimes for women and children during the 19th century. Explore activities like paper filigree and shell craft.
Discover the history of Arkansas quilt making and learn about the Museum’s collection of quilts made by Black Arkansans. Educators can choose the program focus on art, history, or math.
Learn about the 19th Amendment and how Arkansas women achieved the right to vote in 1917.
Explore the themes of commerce, trade, technology and travel as you and your students visit with a territorial character and learn about Arkansas life during the early 1800s.
Discover how Arkansans of all ages played an important part on the home front and overseas during the Great War.
Living History characters can be incorporated into museum tours. Characters vary based on staff availability, but include:
Loan Boxes are available for check-out for 1-3 weeks. Call our Education Director for more information. Box themes include: