What We Do

Events

The QQA hosts a variety of events throughout the year. In addition to our free Preservation Conversations educational events, we also host the Summer Suppers series (dinner at historic properties), the Spring Tour (Mother’s day weekend), and a Mid-Century Modern Tour (on a biennial basis). Because the Covid-19 pandemic has curtailed many in-person events, we are currently not planning to host the Tour of Homes until late 2021. If you have questions about any of our events, please email qqa@quapaw.com or call 501-371-0075 ext. 3.   

The QQA hosts Preservation Conversations on the second Thursday of every month. All lectures are free and open to the public.  Please RSVP using the links below.  

Preservation Conversations Currently Scheduled:



July 8: Preservation Conversation: The Heart of the Home by Danielle Butler

Join the QQA for a chat with Public Historic Danielle Butler. As an expansion of her 2016 home tour at the Boyle House in the Governor’s Mansion Historic District, Danielle Butler will discuss the lives and work of the domestic workers who were employed in the Boyle House from the home’s 1922 construction to the present. Butler will discuss the lives of these often invisible women of history, how the kitchen layout and technology affected their work, and how domestic work has changed over the last 100 years in Arkansas.

Time: 6:00 pm, via Zoom and YouTube Live.   

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August 12: The 1892 Lynching of Henry James in Little Rock by Guy Lancaster, PhD  

Guy Lancaster holds a Ph.D. in Heritage Studies from Arkansas State University and is the author, co-author, or editor of several books on racial violence in Arkansas, including: Racial Cleansing in Arkansas, 1883–1924: Politics, Land, Labor, and Criminality; Bullets and Fire: Lynching and Authority in Arkansas, 1840–1950; The Elaine Massacre and Arkansas: A Century of Atrocity and Resistance, 1819–1919; the revised edition of Blood in Their Eyes: The Elaine Massacre of 1919; and the forthcoming American Atrocity: The Types of Violence in Lynching.

Time: 6:00 pm, via Zoom and YouTube Live. 

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5H Members Only Events -- History, Happy Hour, and Heavy Hors d'oeuvres

July 9, 16, 23, and 30 . A brand new free event! Every Friday in July, join us for our members only 5H program located at a historic site in Little Rock, covering a special historical topic. On Tuesdays, we'll announce the location and you'll need to sign up by Thursdays at midnight. Limited to 25 people. Tickets for the first event go on sale July 9. Keep an eye on this page for links to buy tickets!   


City Garden: Beer & Ice Cream Family Social

The QQA is getting back into in-person events starting with our City Garden: Beer & Ice Cream Family Social on August 29. We'll be featuring George Bros. Historic Arkansas Ale from Stone's Throw Brewing to celebrate the German heritage of early Little Rock settlers, and ice cream from Loblolly Creamery featuring flavors made from local ingredients that reflect those used to make the beer! 

You can buy tickets here.