Best Museums in Little Rock Arkansas

How can we know where we are going, unless we know where we come from? This is the slogan most museums use. For art lovers, you have landed on the right page that shows where to learn our rich American history and culture.  Here are a few museums I have discovered riding along in Little Rock with my friend on garage door service calls.

Arkansas arts center, it is located in little rock 501E. 9th street. It offers free admission to see performing and visual arts, it features a world-class art collection, art lectures, classes, dining, shopping and family programs. The museum contains paintings of famous artists like Paul also hold a juried exhibition of artists from all around Arkansas.

The museum of discovery, located only a walking distance from the Clinton presidential center the4 museum was established in 1927 by a writer Bernie Babcock. It is dedicated to promoting advancement in science and technology. Its mission is to promote engineering, arts, math, and science and provide a good learning environment.

Clinton presidential center, located in 500 presidential Clinton avenue, little rock. The museum is the presidential library of Bill Clinton the 42nd president of the united states. It includes his presidential library, Clinton foundation offices. It is operated by the national archives and records administration.

Historic Arkansas Museum, created in 1939 by act 388 of the Arkansas General assembly the museum was part of the Arkansas territorial capitol restoration. The museum holds galleries of arts, art, and paintings, furniture, guns, hunting horns, jewellery, photography, pottery, and others.

MacArthur Museum of Arkansas military history, located in 509 E street, little rock, it admits visitors for free and shows Arkansas military history. The museum was started to interpret the state’s military heritage, it shows artefacts, documents, uniforms, guns and ammunition, and other items.

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, located in 501 9th street little rock. The museum aspires to showcase and celebrate the integration of the different cultures in America i.e., African American culture. It also provides classes for students and teachers attending outreach programs.

Museum of black Arkansas, located in 1208 Louisiana street, little rock. The museum shows the experience of prominent Arkansas African American people. It also offers reserved tours.

Faulkner county museum, located in 805 locust street Conway. Located in the former county jail, the museum holds Conway history. It mainly focuses on the environment and exhibits numerous arts mainly equipment, craft, and photographs.

I hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane. Also if the mentioning of garage door service sparked your interest at the beginning of this post, click here to learn more about my friends business.…

Traveling to Africa

A trip to one of the largest continents in the world is a long-lived dream for most people. The African continent is endowed with great beaches, different animal species in the vast African savannah, great scenery for nature lovers and historic sites and places. The rumor that Africans are uncivilized monkeys should stop as it is one of the places with the most welcoming people with diverse cultures. You need however to plan for a trip to Africa and plan carefully as things might not be as in European or other visits.

Things to do

Sunscreen, it is advisable to always carry and use sunscreen every time you are in bright sunlight. in Africa, the sun is brighter than the future and you might damage your skin while thinking you are about to get that tan.

Carry extra cash, you don’t need to carry with you all your life savings, but at least have some more money than you need. The price of the dollar or currency varies with time and you might also find yourself short of cash. Another thing to do is to notify your bank of travel plans so they can rule out fraud in case you try to withdraw money from an unrecognized zone. You can also open an account in the country if you intend to stay long and direct withdrawals from the home bank are unavailable. It has become a lot easier today with PayPal and other money transfer services.

Pack lightly, Africa is a warm continent, because of its location near the equator, thus you can leave all your warm clothes and stockings. Instead, get ready to enjoy late-night bonfires by the beach or moon watching from your hotel roof or hiking ground.

Be friendly, always show a friendly gesture when interacting with locals, smile, but of course don’t force it, ensure your mood matches the occasion sometimes you need to toughen up. Most of the locals have basic lingual skills for English, French and other languages. You can find yourself a local translator or guide if need be.

Ensure that your travel documents are in order and are not on the verge of expiring. Some countries do not permit visas and passports that have like a 6-month expiry window. Always carry duplicate documents in the bag in case you lose yours or a scanned copy in the phone, it makes applying for new emergency passports easier.

The don’ts

African people value their culture and might point an accusing finger at you for doing things differently. For instance;

The skirt and shorts for girls should be long enough when at dinners or cultural festivals, this is not the case with beaches and motels. Just ensure that you don’t make anyone uncomfortable, in your lingerie because of the warm weather.

Avoid flashy gadgets, for photography, it is advisable to use your phones in places that seem insecure instead of flashing expensive cameras. Always leave them in the room when visiting a local slum or going for a walk. The days of picking up your smartphone and getting on to find a service for your air conditioner is no more! You will need a phonebook and a payphone or other outdated method of communication. You will get preyed upon by the locals as all they see is money.

For all who have traveled to Africa, their dream is to travel another time, so get out there and make it worthy.