Take a trip down history lane with the Clinton Presidential Center.
The Clinton Center is now showing a temporary exhibit featuring three original Louisiana Purchase Treaty documents from the National Archives and Records Administration.
The Great Expedition: Exploring the Louisiana Purchase and its Impact on Arkansas will tell the history of President Thomas Jefferson's epic land deal and how it helped shape the Arkansas we know today.
The new exhibit is part of the Clinton Center's Fusion: Arts + Humanities Arkansas program. Now in its second year, Fusion 2018 will explore the Louisiana Purchase and its impact on Arkansas.
"We are delighted to display the original Louisiana Purchase Treaty documents at the Clinton Presidential Center as part of our exhibit, The Great Expedition," executive director Stephanie S. Streett said in a press release. "Together with our partners, we have curated a one-of-a-kind exhibit that will give guests of all ages an opportunity to see and learn more about this watershed transaction that doubled the size of the United States and changed the course of history."
This Sunday, Feb. 11, the Clinton Center will host a free public event as part of the Fusion: Arts + Humanities Arkansas program. The evening will include conversations with historians and authors on the subject, an Acadian-Creole musical performance by Grammy-nominated fiddler David Greely and members of the Early Arkansas Reenactors Association who will participate in-character. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. You can RSVP online at www.wjcf.co/fusion18 or by calling 501-748-0425.
The Great Expedition: Exploring the Louisiana Purchase and its Impact on Arkansas will run through Sunday, March 4.
For more information on the exhibit, head to the Clinton Center's website.