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American Politics in the Age of Polarization, a Historical Perspective

Old State House Museum - Monday, November 16, 2020

Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer David R. Goldfield addressed the political and social discord facing the nation today in comparison with other similar periods of great division during a free ... Read More

One-Eyed Farmer with a Social Conscience: David Adrian “Dave” Cox (1914-1981)

Old State House Museum - Monday, November 09, 2020

Veteran Arkansas journalist Ernie Dumas in his book, "The Education of Ernie Dumas: Chronicles of the Arkansas Political Mind," observed of one figure in the 1962 race for governor: “If your go ... Read More

Old State House Museum hosts first virtual field trip

Old State House Museum - Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Instead of loading up in a school bus for the trek to Little Rock, the fourth-grade students at St. Joseph School in Conway prepared for a field trip to the Old State House Museum by signing ... Read More

Arkansas State House Society hosts Perspectives in History presentation

Old State House Museum - Thursday, October 01, 2020

Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer David R. Goldfield will address the political and social discord facing the nation today in comparison with other similar periods of great division during a free vi ... Read More

Populist Preacher Politician: James Knott "Uncle Mac" Mackrell

Old State House Museum - Wednesday, September 30, 2020

(This is the second in the Eccentrics, Gadflies, and the Offbeat in Arkansas Politics series about some of the more offbeat and colorful personalities that have graced the political history of Ar ... Read More

The Old State House Museum team receives awards from the Arkansas Museums Association

Old State House Museum - Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Old State House Museum team receives awards from the Arkansas Museums Association LITTLE ROCK (Sept. 23, 2020) — During its online annual meeting on Sept. 15, the Arkansas  ... Read More

New exhibit takes visitors 'Down the Rabbit Hole'

Old State House Museum - Monday, August 31, 2020

Searching for sports in the Old State House Museum’s eMuseum collection brings up centuries worth of treasures: a book called “Wild Sports in the Far West” from 1859, a set of bowling pins from 19 ... Read More

Gadflies, Eccentrics and the Offbeat in Arkansas Politics Part One - William "Coin" Harvey

Old State House Museum - Wednesday, July 29, 2020

(This is the first in a series about some of the more offbeat and colorful personalities that have graced the political history of Arkansas. A previous article about an earlier figure in this genr ... Read More

The Reformer as Political Lightning Rod: Gov. Carl Edward Bailey

Old State House Museum - Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Carl Bailey will never be known as a politician who stuck his finger in the air and judged the political winds before moving on a particular issue - instead, he was known for his stalwartness in t ... Read More

Modernization and Moderation: Gov. Thomas Chipman McRae

Old State House Museum - Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Thomas Chipman McRae came to the governor’s chair late in his life amid the social and economic convulsions that dominated the beginning of the post-World War I era. As one who had known eco ... Read More