Arkansas Statehood Celebration – Saturday


Tomorrow, the Old State House and Historic Arkansas Museum will present a salute to Arkansas’ statehood. These two museums of the Department of Arkansas Heritage will offer a glimpse of what life was like during the 1836 Presidential election, the first one after Arkansas became a state.

Visitors will have the chance to experience the politics, entertainment and commerce of the period. From 9am to 12 noon the program will be at Historic Arkansas Museum. At noon, participants will parade from the Historic Arkansas Museum to the Old State House waving flags and banners for the presidential candidate of their choice. The program will continue at the Old State House until 5:30pm.

There is no admission charge. Visitors will also be able to cast votes in a mock election.