Tagged: old state house

A State House With a Colorful History (And Bronze Cleavage)

by Soirée Staff 6/14/2016 5:00 pm

It's witnessed the birth of a presidential campaign and the literal death of an Arkansas legislator. The history of the Old State House reveals that the iconic building doesn't keep secrets.

Get Your Tickets to the Fifth Annual Seersucker Social

by Soirée Staff 6/6/2016 8:44 am

The most Southern event in town is back. Somebody hand us a mint julep.

Old State House To Host Seersucker Social: A Quick Guide to Lawn Games, Libations and Fashion with Henry Paul Willmuth

by Tre Baker 4/7/2015 9:53 am

The Seersucker Social is set for Tuesday evening, April 28. If you're one who enjoys warm weather, Arkansas history and perhaps a few cool libations, this is a fun event at one of Arkansas' most famous landmarks.

PHOTOS: 1836 Club Halloween Party

by Jess Ardrey 10/29/2014 8:50 am

It may have been a dark and stormy night, but this party was anything but gloomy.

1836 Club's Annual Halloween Party Oct. 28

by Jess Ardrey 10/24/2014 7:36 am

Be there or be scared. Or both.

Special Session Highlights Arkansas' Old Capitol

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/26/2014 3:05 pm

The last time Arkansas lawmakers took up significant legislation in the Old State House building, wireless meant the telegraph and the only tweets were what you heard outside.

Bill Worthen To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award for Preservation Efforts

by Amanda Hoelzeman 1/1/2013 12:00 am

On January 11, at the Governor’s Mansion, the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas (HPAA) will honor Worthen with the Parker Westbrook Lifetime Achievement Award for his preservation efforts in The Natural State.

Halloween Night: Costume Bike Ride and Party Wednesday in Downtown Little Rock

by Karen Martin 10/30/2012 6:50 am

Put on a costume and pedal -- Bobby's Bike Hike in the River Market is staging a Halloween Costume Bike Ride Wednesday (Oct. 31) through supposedly haunted areas including the Quapaw Quarter, followed by a party at the River Market Hall.

Richard Davies Explores Arkansas, Home to Family Memories

by Jennifer Pyron 4/1/2012 12:00 am

Little Rock native Richard Davies is the perfect tour guide. As Executive Director of the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism, he is intimately acquainted with the development and operations of the 52 State Parks in Arkansas. He also oversees grants and technical assistance to communities for parks, the promotion of the state through the Tourism Division, the operation of the State Archives at the History Commission, and the fight against litter with the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission.

Bill, Hillary Clinton Celebrate 20th Anniversary of First Run at Presidency

by Lance Turner 10/1/2011 9:32 pm

Bill and Hillary Clinton once again appeared in front of the Old State House in downtown Little Rock, 20 years after Bill Clinton first declared his intention to seek the presidency.

"Digging Up Arkansas" Comes to Little Rock

by Staff 8/1/2011 12:00 am

Gov. Mike and Ginger Beebe hosted a reception celebrating the statewide tour of “Digging Up Arkansas,” a new play presented by the Walton Arts Center, which is based on Arkansas history.

Becky Witsell Creates Symmetry With the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas

by Amanda Hoelzeman 12/27/2010 12:00 am

For the past 30 years, Becky Witsell has dedicated her life to preserving and restoring historic homes and structures throughout the state. It’s been a tedious and calculated process, but one that’s also brought her great joy and recognition.

Old State House Museum Associates Serve Supper

by Soirée Staff 4/1/2010 4:29 pm

The Old State House Museum Associate's Annual Supper, From Searcy to the Governor's Mansion, was held at OSHM and featured Gov. Mike Beebe, First Lady Ginger Beebe and Chief of Staff Morril Harriman. Underwriters included U.S. Health Records, Walmart, Landers Toyota and Simmons First National Bank. Beverages were provided by Glazer's, wines by Chateau Aux Arc and catering by Simply the Best.

Free Fun! Ten Activities That Won’t Cost You A Dime

by Little Rock Guest Guide Staff 5/1/2009 12:00 am

If your patience and your wallet are wearing thin, you’ll enjoy this list of educational, entertaining ways to spend an afternoon without spending a dime.

A Short Commute Through History

by Grif Stockley 4/1/2008 12:00 am

You don't have to go a long distance to see how far Arkansas has come.