Ever wonder what Christmas was like in the Arkansas frontier days? Step back in time — way back— to the 1800s to experience it for yourself at Historic Arkansas Museum (HAM) Sunday, December 2, at the 51st Annual Christmas Frolic. Find yourself in the midst of good ol’ fashioned caroling, historical reenactments, live music, dancing and more at one of Arkansas’s oldest neighborhoods and Little Rock’s original city block. While you’re there, be sure to savor HAM’s epic hot cider and ginger cake in one of the cabins, served by living history characters dressed in holiday flair. And, you might just want to grab a jump rope or pair of stilts for some extra fun, pioneer style.
What a fun way to celebrate Arkansas’s past and see how the state’s early residents lived. From stepping inside their homes (several are original structures) and strolling the grounds, to visiting with history characters and celebrating the holidays the way they did, you’re sure to enjoy this free, public event.
And, don’t forget to check out the museum store for unique finds made in Arkansas. ‘Tis the season for authentic fun at one of Little Rock’s treasures, the Historic Arkansas Museum.