Arkansas originals: Exhibit showcases items made in each of the state’s 75 counties over the years


Photographs by Historic Arkansas Museum

New York artist Howard Simon, husband of writer Charlie May Simon, spent several years homesteading in Perry County, painting the landscapes and people around him.

They hide in attics, stuffed into boxes, wrapped in paper or even out in plain sight. And, often, the owners don't even realize they have a treasure in their house.

Gurley Jenkins, Mary Seymour and child by renowned photographer Mike Disfarmer captured the images of rural Arkansans in the mid-20th century. This ph...

A mistake by the Logan County builder gives this handmade chest a spark of personality. It’s just one of the pieces of furniture, artworks, letters an...

Three tables with different woods, designs and skill levels demonstrate the diversity of the state’s products in “All of Arkansas: Arkansas Made, Coun...

The exhibit “All of Arkansas: Arkansas Made, County by County” at the Historic Arkansas Museum includes this portrait of Matilda Hanger painted by fam...

Pottery, whether simple and utilitarian or more elegant and artistic, has long been a big part of art and manufacturing in Arkansas. This six-gallon c...

“All of Arkansas: Arkansas Made, County by County”

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday through March 11, closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day and New Year’s Day, Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third St., Little Rock

Admission: Free

(501) 324-9351


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