Museums

On the early morning of April 27, 1865, the Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, killing nearly 1,800 of the almost 2,400 passengers onboard. Many of those were former Union soldiers, on their way home from Confederate prison camps following the end of the Civil War. The boat sank near Marion and became, …
In a galaxy not so far away, one can get their Star Wars fix in Hot Springs. The Galaxy Connection, which showcases owner Jon Clowers personal collection of vintage Star Wars toys and memorabilia, has recently moved to a prime location downtown at 626 Central Avenue. The store serves as both a gift shop and …
Young creatives, take note! Submissions for the Arkansas Arts Center‘s 56th Young Arkansas Artists exhibition will open Dec. 1, which means you’ve got one month to gather your best works—or create some new ones. The juried show is open to all Arkansas students in grades K-12, including those currently being homeschooled. There are no restrictions …
You know how when a friend who’s never been to your city before comes to visit, and you start planning itineraries, saying things like, “Oh, we have to go to…” or “You just cannot miss…” and suddenly you’re all excited about stuff you might have overlooked for years because you’ve become so accustomed to seeing it? Or …
A new exhibit at ESSE Purse Museum demonstrates that you don’t have to walk a mile in a woman’s shoes to learn something about her—you only have to look at them. A Walk in Her Shoes, which runs Oct. 11 to Jan. 15 at the museum in downtown Little Rock’s SoMa district, walks visitors through a 100-year exploration …
Jim Ferrell of Kansas and his family have donated Texas flint artifacts for the permanent collection of the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville. The collection goes on display starting Friday, Oct. 7 in conjunction with the museum’s Fall Weekend Celebration. These artifacts were previously from the famous Wallace Culpepper collection in Texas. The …
The Old Independence Regional Museum will celebrate its 18th anniversary at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Barnett Building in Batesville. Festivities to honor 18 years of preserving history include a catered meal from Elizabeth’s Restaurant and Catering  and musical entertainment from Mountain View’s Harmony. Harmony, made up of Mary and Robert Gillihan and …