Online Exhibits

Explore these past exhibits virtually.

Arkansas Traveler

Arkansas Traveler

The Arkansas Traveler has been many things – including a tune, dialog, picture, certificate, baseball team, boat, and political campaigner – as well as a powerful influence on how people saw Arkansas, and how folks in the state saw themselves.

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Conspicuous Consumption

Conspicuous Consumption

Popular culture often portrays 19th century Arkansas as a sleepy backwater populated almost entirely by barefoot moonshiners, children wearing tattered homespun dresses, and gaunt old widows smoking corn cob pipes. While modern Arkansans can take pride in our ancestors’ legacy of resourcefulness and grit, these historical caricatures tell only a fraction of a complex story.

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History in Color

History in Color

Based on an examination of historical objects, many from the museum’s collection, History in Color explores the spectrum of colors that shaped 19th century cultural attitudes and influenced trends in fashion and décor, the technological innovations that drove the production of brilliant new colorfast dyes and pigments, and the ways early Americans used color to enliven their homes.

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Stitched Together

Stitched Together

Quilting is a skill that was carried to the New World by immigrants. However, in the almost two and a half centuries since the colonies became states, quilting evolved into a uniquely American tradition. This exhibit tells the story of quilting in Arkansas through a selection of the museum’s most treasured bed covers.

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