Life Is A Carousel

“Carousel horses are not just made of wood, they are painted with memories.” Bette Largent

The Herschell-Spillman Carousel, aka The Over-the-Jumps Carousel has been at the Little Rock Zoo since 2007.

It was first exhibited at the 1924 Arkansas State Fair and it is believed to be the last operating “Over-The-Jumps” type of carousel in the world.

More information on this historic carousel can be found on the zoo’s website:

44th Annual Territorial Fair at the Historic Arkansas Museum

The 44th Annual Territorial Fair at the Historical Arkansas Museum was this past Saturday, May 14 from 10 am to 4 pm.

The emphasis at this years fair was Historic Arkansas Foodways. There were pioneer cooking and dutch oven cooking demonstrations using 19th century pioneer recipes.

Other activites at the fair were living history performances, live music, maypole dancing, blacksmith demonstrations, pioneer games and crafts.