Museums

A new exhibit at the Old State House Museum illuminates the history of museums while offering visitors a glimpse of a collection that, though once public, now lives behind closed doors. “Cabinet of Curiosities”—the exhibit’s title is taken from the original German name for what we know as the modern-day museum—draws on the 7.5 million artifacts in …
The Museum of Native American History in Bentonville will host its debut Native American Cultural Symposium and Outdoor Film Series on June 2 – 4 with the theme, “The Wisdom of Black Elk’s Reunification Prophecies and Environmental Awareness.” The Symposium will feature noted speakers, authors, and performers, including: Gayle Ross, direct descendant of legendary Cherokee …
Klipsch is currently one of the leading loudspeaker companies in the nation. Paul Klipsch, (1904-2002), a Hope resident, audio pioneer and founder of the company, had a passion for amateur radios. Both are tied to the history of the town. While doing military service at the Southwest Proving Grounds in Hope, he refined a speaker …
Aspiring historians take note! The office of U.S. Senator John Boozman will host a workshop for the Veterans History Project (VHP) on March 18 at 1 p.m. at the Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park in Scott, Arkansas. The VHP is the world’s largest oral history archive, housed at the Library of Congress and containing more …
NOTE: The Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center announced today (Wednesday, March 8) that it is canceling the 2017 Bootlegger Daze due to the weather forecast for Saturday of a 100% chance of rain and a high of 39 degrees.  ———————————————— The town of Calico Rock officially kicks off its tourism season with its annual Bootlegger …
Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border opens Feb. 18 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. The free exhibit, a unique collaboration between American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican American sculptor/composer Guillermo Galindo, uses the power of art to explore the complex issues surrounding the United States-Mexico border. Misrach, …