Historic Arkansas Museum 75th Anniversary #HAM75

Historic Arkansas Museum has officially started our yearlong celebration of our 75th diamond anniversary. The museum opened as the Arkansas Territorial Capitol Restoration on July 19, 1941. What is now a showcase for Arkansas’s history and heritage began as a diamond in the rough—a half block of dilapidated houses.


Decades later, the museum continues to welcome visitors from all corners of the state and around the globe, as well as thousands of Arkansas schoolchildren each year, some who get their first introduction to Arkansas history while touring the historic houses or churning butter at the Log House Farmstead.


Join us in the celebration this year as we honor the museum’s journey from diamond in the rough to sparkling gem. We look forward to seeing you here!

75th Anniversary Exhibit (March 11, 2016 - February 2017)

Check out our 75th anniversary film produced by Cranford Co.



Free Field Trip Programs in 2016!

In celebration of our 75th diamond anniversary and in recognition of Museum Director Bill Worthen’s more than 40 years of service, Historic Arkansas Museum has launched the Bill Worthen Future of History Fund dedicated to inspiring the next generation of Arkansas history lovers.  

The Fund’s first project is to offer free field trip programs to any school that wants to come to the museum during our entire 75th anniversary year in 2016! (Reservations are still required)

A donation of just $50 gives one classroom the opportunity to experience Arkansas history up close with a hands-on field trip program.

Learn more about Field Trip Programs and Make a Reservation

Support Free Field Trip Programs by making a donation



#HAM75 Memory Share

We want to hear your stories and memories about Historic Arkansas Museum! 

Everyone is invited to share their memories and stories of their experiences at the museum by sending an email to info@historicarkansas.org, tagging Historic Arkansas Museum on Facebook, or tagging @HistoricArk on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #HAM75.