Throughout the year, the Clinton House Museum hosts events of interest to the community and related to our mission. We have an annual garden party, 1970s-themed party, and an annual Clinton anniversary celebration in October. We also host tailgate parties, private events, weddings, and meetings.
Watch our event calendar and social media for invitations to our events. You can text CLINTON to 51555 to receive occasional text message updates.
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The Clinton House Museum and Fayetteville Ale Trail are hosting the fifth History Happy Hour of the year on Tuesday, September 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. September's History Happy Hour is very special! Along with celebrating our Johnny Cash exhibit, 1968: A Folsom Redemption, we're celebrating the anniversary of the show that Johnny Cash did in Fayetteville on September 17, 1968 that included an appearance with then-Governor Winthrop Rockefeller. This day is also historic as Arkansas native Bob Wootton came to Fayetteville to see the Cash show, and he ended up on stage playing guitar for Cash.Find out more »
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 is special event in our Atkinson Speaker Series. "Rock-n-Roll Prison Reform: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison" will feature Dr. Lisa Corrigan, author of the nationally acclaimed book Prison Power: How Prison Influenced the Movement for Black Liberation. Corrigan is Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Arkansas. The first part of the evening she will discuss the history of Johnny Cash's advocacy for prison reform in Arkansas. The second half the evening will include a panel with Corrigan; Zachary Crow, Director of DecARcerate; and Raven Cook, Museum Educator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and frequent contributor to KUAF on African American history.Find out more »
The second event in our 2019 Atkinson Speaker Series features journalist Gene Beley who will give us the back story of how he and photographer Dan Poush got invited to fly with Johnny Cash and June Carter from Los Angeles to Sacramento for a weekend concert at Folsom Prison, Jan. 13, 1968. That one-day smash hit concert that redeemed Cash from his bad boy days to the top of the music world led to much more for Beley and Poush, too.Find out more »
The November History Happy Hour is the last of our 2019 series. On Tuesday, November 19th we're celebrating election night - even though it's not actually an election night! But November in the U. S. is associated with national elections, Thanksgiving, and football. Our featured craft brew provided by the Fayetteville Ale Trail is from Crisis Brewing, and we'll have music, snacks, and pint glasses, all for $5 at the door. And can you have an election night without a balloon drop? We don't think so!Find out more »
This house, our exhibits, and our programs bring to life what it means to live the American promise of public service and reminds us of the rich history of Arkansas.Find out more »
We are READY for the kids! While the young ones are out of school, they may need things to do. Stop by and we'll entertain your family!Find out more »
The Clinton House Museum is kicking of the 2020 History Happy Hour series with our own take on St. Patrick's Day. On Tuesday, March 17th we're celebrating all things green! Our featured craft brew provided by the Fayetteville Ale Trail, and we'll have LIVE music, snacks, and NEW pint glasses, all for $10 at the door. Guests under 30 get in for $5!Find out more »
Richard Atkinson Speaker Series
The Richard Atkinson Speaker Series at the Clinton House Museum gives area residents the opportunity to learn about Arkansas culture, history, and politics from noted leaders in their fields.
Dick, as his friends called him, was known for his warmth, passion, and sense of humor. He was a beloved member of the University of Arkansas School of Law faculty and mentor to hundreds of students over his 30 years on the faculty. Dick originally came to Fayetteville in 1975 at the urging of his Yale University law school friends, Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham, who were both on the law school faculty at that time.
Once in Arkansas, Dick fell in love with the region and its people. The series is named after him to honor his long-time friendship with the Clintons, his commitment to the community, and his love of art, culture, and politics.