MTCC Celebrates 7th Anniversary

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Little Rock, AR (Aug. 25, 2015) -- Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, marks seven years of preserving, interpreting, collecting and celebrating the history of African Americans in Arkansas. To mark this occasion, MTCC has a full lineup of events dedicated to the museum’s exhibits, art collection and the musical legacy of Little Rock’s historic West Ninth Street. 

The schedule of activities includes:

An Evening with Dianne Reeves – Fri., Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of MTCC, this year's installment of "An Evening with..." features Grammy award winner, jazz legend Dianne Reeves! Proceeds benefit Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. Rodney Block and The Real Music Lovers will open the show. Tickets start at $50.

To purchase tickets, please visit or For more information, email

Family Fun Saturday – Sat., Sept 12, 12 p.m.

Magician extraordinaire Tommy Terrific will present the educational magic show "Black Cowboys of the Old West." Guests can enjoy popcorn, prizes and more! Free and open to the public. For more information call 501.683.3592.

2015 Creativity Arkansas opening reception – Thurs., Sept. 17, 6 – 8 p.m.

MTCC's Creativity Arkansas collection features work from African American artists who share a connection with Arkansas. The theme of the 2015 collection is "Ancestral Landscapes: From Africa to Arkansas." Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. For more information call 501-683-3620.

It's in the Bag: Anniversary Edition – Fri., Sept 18, 12 – 1 p.m.

MTCC celebrates its 7th anniversary with a Lunch 'n Learn dedicated to our largest exhibit to date, "Freedom! Oh, Freedom!" Special guest Mark Christ, community outreach director,

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, will present "An eagle on his button and a musket on his shoulder: Black Regiments in Civil War Arkansas." Lunch will be provided. Free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations call 501-683-3620. 

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center officially opened on Sept. 19, 2008. In honor of the museum’s fifth anniversary in 2013, Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola proclaimed Sept. 19 Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Day. 

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The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, is dedicated to telling the history of African Americans in Arkansas from 1870 to the present, especially in the areas of politics, business and the arts. Other agencies of the Department of Arkansas Heritage include Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Historic Preservation, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Delta Cultural Center, Historic Arkansas Museum and Old State House Museum.

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