Capital Campaign

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Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC), a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, is one of the few state museums in the nation with a mission to preserve, interpret and celebrate the history of African Americans.

MTCC recognizes that history is not stagnant and, in partnership with stakeholders, has developed an interpretive plan that will allow it to remain a welcoming space to learn while engaging increasingly diverse and complex audiences. This fully updated space re-envisions a 10-year-old educational exhibit to embrace inclusivity and widens its focus to reflect and share the complete story of black Arkansans from across the state.

To implement this update, we need to raise $3 million so we can begin construction on the new space. Our capital campaign entitled “Innovate. Collaborate. Renovate.” focuses on the idea that the African American experience is woven into the fabric of past, present and future Arkansas. The exhibit renovation will result in a space where audiences are engaged, Arkansas history and culture is explored, awareness of African American stories and achievements in Arkansas is increased, visitors move from awareness to action and MTCC is established as an intergenerational institution. Additionally, the museum will implement partnerships, temporary exhibits, solicit new collections and create educational programming to accomplish these goals.

You can play a part in the next chapter of MTCC’s story by contributing to our capital campaign. With your support, the museum can grow to better tell its story to the morethan 30,000 visitors who come each year to learn about the African American experience in Arkansas.