Texarkana Museums System TXK150 Community Quilt Event

Join the Texarkana Museums System in celebrating Texarkana’s Sesquicentennial by adding a piece of your family history to our Community Quilt. 2023 is Texarkana’s 150th Anniversary and TMS is kicking off a year of special events by starting a community memory quilt. Participants are encouraged to bring a scrap of fabric that has personal meaning and add that piece to …

New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery hosted by Texarkana Museums System

It’s 1950 and you’ve been invited to an elegant New Year’s Eve Party at the historic PJ Ahern home, hosted by the Texarkana Museums System. There seem to be one or two unsavory characters on the guest list! A crime is sure to be committed. Are you the victim or a suspect? Find out on December 31st at their special …

Texarkana Museums System 5th Annual Recipe Exchange

Join the Texarkana Museums System on Saturday September 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m., for the 5th Annual Recipe Exchange! Admission is one recipe to share with the community. This year’s theme is “Canned Goodies” so guests are asked to bring recipes found on the labels of canned foods or to bring a recipe that includes a canned food as one of the …

1894 City Market

Formerly Ritchie Grocery, the 1894 City Market is a historic commercial building at Front and Olive Streets in Texarkana, Arkansas housing apartments, retail and art space. It was built in 1894 by Francis Mullins, owner of the Texas Produce Company, the first major grocery wholesaler in Texarkana, founded in 1884. It was purchased by the Ritchie Grocery Company in 1926. It is …

Arkansas Municipal Auditorium

The Municipal Building of Texarkana, Arkansas, located at Walnut and 3rd Streets in heart of downtown is home to the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium. The Arkansas Municipal Building was constructed in 1928 as a multi-purpose center in the Art Deco and Collegiate Gothic styles. The building houses an intimate theater, Texarkana, Arkansas city offices and the downtown fire station. Hidden in …

Draughon-Moore “Ace of Clubs” Home

Also known as the Draughon-Moore House, the “Ace of Clubs House” is a historic home built in 1885 featuring unique architecture and a wonderful collection of original family furnishings and personal belongings. It’s the oldest standing house in Texarkana, Texas.   Built in 1885 by local lumberman and developer, James Harris Draughon, at a cost of around $15,000, this octagonal Italianate …

P.J. Ahern Home

The Ahern home, located at 403 Laurel Street, was designed in the Classical Revival style by the Burdsal Company based on a floor plan designed by Mr. and Mrs. Ahern. The first floor consists of a central hall, music room, parlor, library, dining room, kitchen, butler’s pantry and powder room. The second floor consists of four bedrooms, two baths, a …