The Brownlee Kitchen at Historic Arkansas Museum, the location of the 2018 “Behind the Big House” program.
The Behind the Big House program 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 workshop will include live historical interpretations and lectures to highlight the important contributions African Americans made to Arkansas’s history and provide a broad understanding of the importance of slave dwellings and their role in heritage tourism.
Preserve Arkansas is proud to present Behind the Big House in partnership with the Arkansas Humanities Council, Black History Commission of Arkansas, and Historic Arkansas Museum, a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.