Collaborative Exhibit Celebrates Mufflin W. Gibbs


The Arkansas Studies Institute Mezzanine Gallery is opening the exhibit “Local History Goes To School: Traveling the World with Mufflin W. Gibbs,” Friday, February 12 from 5-8 p.m.

This exhibit is a collaboration among the teachers, students, and parents of Gibbs Magnet School of International Studies and Foreign Languages, in partnership with Kristin Mann, a UALR assistant professor of history, and the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. This project was funded in part by the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In “Local History Goes To School,” student-created text and artwork narrate the life and travels of Judge Mifflin Wistar Gibbs (1823-1925), an important figure in Arkansas and United States history.

As a result of this project, teachers, students, and parents have gained an understanding of the legacy of their school’s namesake, as well as an appreciation for the differences between past and present-day life in our community.

This exhibit is free and open to the public, Monday through Saturday, 9-6 p.m. For more information contact Mann at

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