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The Arkansas History Commission has a small onsite exhibit area with temporary, rotating exhibits related to various aspects of Arkansas’s history, and also collaborates with other institutions to offer offsite exhibits, such as Tales from the Vault: Celebrating 110 of the Arkansas History Commission at the Arkansas State Capitol in the summer of 2015.


110 Years of Preservation: The Arkansas History Commission

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The exhibit currently on display at the Arkansas History Commission in Little Rock is 110 Years of Preservation: The Arkansas History Commission. In honor of the 110th anniversary of the AHC, this exhibit explores the history of one of Arkansas’s oldest state agencies and includes a selection of interesting and unique historical objects and documents from the AHC’s collections.

Treasures from the collections on display include letters and documents from early settlers, governors and presidents; Civil War and World War I artifacts; printing plates and paper currency for Arkansas Treasury Warrants from the Civil War; a violin made from Arkansas wood by an Arkansan with a chisel and pocket knife; memorabilia from Arkansas’s “Rosie the Riveters;” gubernatorial and presidential campaign material including a rare Winthrop Rockefeller for President sign; and other unique historical artifacts.

This exhibit will be on display until the summer of 2016.