Event: Cabinet of Curiosities exhibit at Old State H...

Cabinet of Curiosities exhibit at Old State House Museum

Dates & Times

Today thru Mon, Dec 31, 2018

Price

Free

Location

Old State House Museum
300 West Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Downtown

Description

The Old State House Museum is pleased to announce that its latest exhibit, “Cabinet of Curiosities: Treasures from the University of Arkansas Museum Collection,” opens to the public on March 11. 

“Cabinet of Curiosities” shows a diverse collection that ranges from dinosaur bones to Ming Dynasty pottery to a machine gun taken from Bonnie and Clyde’s car. In a way, it’s a greatest hits collection of artifacts that allows viewers to experience the incredible array of world history.

“We’re very excited to have this seldom-seen collection at the Old State House Museum,” Bill Gatewood, Old State House Museum director, said. “It’s a great opportunity to show how collecting and preserving artifacts gives history a new life and kick starts the imagination of viewers, particularly first-time museum visitors.”

The University of Arkansas Museum closed to the public in 2003, and “Cabinet of Curiosities” will be the first time many of these artifacts will be on exhibit since the closing.