Arkansas celebrates America's 42nd president 25 years later

Posted on November 10, 2017

This month marks the 25th anniversary of President William Jefferson Clinton’s 1992 electoral victory. The world watched that Nov. 3, as then-Arkansas Governor Clinton accepted victory on the steps of the Old State House Museum in downtown Little Rock.

He went on to serve two terms as our nation’s 42nd president and remains the only Arkansan ever elected to America’s highest office. 

Several celebratory events will take place November 18-19. Perhaps the most anticipated is the sold-out Frank and Kula Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture featuring a conversation with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, that will be moderated by James Carville, who served as the 1992 campaign’s key political strategist.

The November 18 event will be livestreamed here. It is expected to be the most highly attended program in the Kumpuris Lecture Series’ history.

Also, Little Rock will celebrate the 13th anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Center’s 2004 grand opening. The center will host free admission days November 18, 9 AM - 3 PM and November 19, 1 PM - 5 PM.

In addition to the permanent exhibits – like the full-scale replica of the Oval Office and reconstruction of the Cabinet Room, and the newly remodeled 42 bar and table restaurant –  two extraordinary temporary exhibits include:

Art of Africa: One Continent Limitless Vision, through February 11, 2018.
Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu, through February 19, 2018.