Warm Up With History: The World’s Largest Bowie Knife Exhibit!

It’s cold outside…so why not visit one of The Natural State’s many great museums this winter? During January, our blogs will give you suggestions on museums throughout Arkansas that offer something for the entire family…a great chance to Warm Up with History!

The Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock is currently hosting an impressive exhibit highlighting the bowie knife. The exhibit, called  A Sure Defense: The Bowie Knife in America, will be at the museum’s Horace C. Cabe Gallery until June 22.  It is currently the world’s largest bowie knife exhibit and hosts over 200 bowie knifes, including some of the most historic in existence.


Photographer Tim Schultz and I had a chance to visit the museum and meet with Historic Arkansas Museum Director Bill Worthen for a video interview, which is featured above. According to Worthen, the exhibit is the largest and most important ever done on America’s iconic contribution to the world of blades. The museum is located at 200 E. Third Street. Admission to the galleries and parking are free.