La Salle’s Impact on North American Maps (or How one man’s blunders influenced early maps of North America)

Historic Arkansas Museum - Monday, October 21, 2019

By Kathryn Bryles Prior to La Salle’s voyage down the Mississippi River and into Texas, the interior of North America was a vast blank space on European-made maps. Cartographers used  ... Read More

Uncover the true history of Arkansas quilts

Historic Arkansas Museum - Wednesday, August 28, 2019

“Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” –Mark Twain Myths about the history of quilting persist because they make great stories, and we want to believe them because they  ... Read More

The Root Café cooks dinner inspired by Arkansas fruits and berries

Historic Arkansas Museum - Monday, July 01, 2019

For the second dinner in our 2019 History is Served: Arkansas Foodways Dinner Series, Jonathan Arrington and Jack Sundell of The Root Café presented a meal that was inspired by Arkansas’s ric ... Read More

Exhibit featuring quilts from museum’s collection to open in July

Historic Arkansas Museum - Friday, June 21, 2019

Historic Arkansas Museum is pleased to announce the opening of “Stitched Together: A Treasury of Arkansas Quilts” on Friday, July 12. The new exhibit, which is free to view, will be house ... Read More

Chef Rains Cooks Catfish Four Ways

Historic Arkansas Museum - Friday, April 19, 2019

Smoked, brined, fried & stewed, Little Rock chef Scott Rains, of Table 28, cooked catfish four ways for Historic Arkansas Museum’s History is Served dinner on April The meal cele ... Read More

Catfish Fishing Tales: Very Often Related as the Truth

Historic Arkansas Museum - Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Historic Arkansas Museum’s "History is Served: Arkansas Foodways Dinner Series" is back tonight! These dinners explore a particular cuisine, ingredient, or cultures that make up Arkansas  ... Read More

History is Served dinner to celebrate 2019 Arkansas Food of the Year

Historic Arkansas Museum - Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The “History is Served: Arkansas Foodways Dinner Series” makes its return on Thursday with this year’s dinners focusing on ingredients that are integral to Arkansas’s food culture. In recogn ... Read More

Join HAM for the second year of the Arkansas Foodways Dinner

Historic Arkansas Museum - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Historic Arkansas Museum (HAM) will again host the “History is Served: Arkansas Foodways Dinner Series” in 2019. The program, which is in its second year, explores Arkansas’s food heritage ... Read More

History in Color to Open October 12

Historic Arkansas Museum - Thursday, October 04, 2018

Tureen, Maker unknown, Glazed porcelain, c. 1790, China , Accession: 2006.45.1 , Gift of Mr. and Mrs. A. Howard Stebbins, III. Historic Arkansas Museum (HAM) will unveil its ... Read More

Territorial Fare! HAM Celebrates Foodways of German and Scottish Immigrants

Historic Arkansas Museum - Thursday, July 26, 2018

When Little Rock became the territorial capital of Arkansas in 1821, the city was still relatively small, with around 700 people living within its boundaries. Despite its small populati ... Read More