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MacArthur Museum Receives Recognition at Statewide Museum Conference (1)

The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History was recently recognized with an award at the Arkansas Museums Association annual business meeting held online.  The museum received the Outstanding Achievement in Education award for its youth literacy program, the Reading Brigade. Reading Brigade serves students in Pre-K through 5th grade. Lessons consist of reading a book aloud with students that relates to U.S. Military History followed by activities that meet common core standards in literacy.  Activities include crafts, drawing, character analysis, and plot mapping as well as many others. The past year saw expansions to the program including an invitation to a new school in which to provide the program.  Last year the program served over 11,000 students through LRSD and LR Parks and Recreation Summer Playground Program.  Museum Program Coordinator, Reveille Isgrig, is currently working to bring the Reading Brigade into the virtual world through online programming while the pandemic continues to spread throughout the state. 

The museum opened in May 2001 and seeks to educate local, state, national, and international visitors about Arkansas’s military heritage.  It is operated under the City of Little Rock’s Parks and Recreation Department.  For more information on exhibits and programming, visit the museum website at Arkmilitaryheritage.com.