Behind the Big House

Behind the Big House moves beyond the “Big Houses,” or stately historic homes, to explore extant slave dwellings and interpret the experiences of the enslaved people who inhabited them. This year’s workshop, held at Historic Arkansas Museum, focused on foodways, researching the lives of enslaved Arkansans, and best practices for interpreting slavery at historic sites and museums.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.