For the fifth year, the Old State House Museum has had an exhibit of gowns worn by winners of the Miss Arkansas crown!
While many of the gowns are those worn on the night the winner was crowned, among the collection is a gown worn by Helen Gennings, Miss Arkansas 1968. After her win, Helen went with other pageant winners from across the country to entertain troops in Vietnam. The gown has dirt on the sleeve and hem from Vietnam. As a tribute to the troops, Helen refused to have the dress cleaned.
We will also have the gown worn by Donna Axum, Miss America 1964!
The display will begin on May 22 and you can enjoy this display from 9am to 5pm. Be sure to tag us on social media when you visit!
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We have the dates for the 2024 competition! Go ahead and mark your calendars to join us at Miss Arkansas 2024 on June 8-15!
PREPARING GREAT WOMEN FOR THE WORLD.
PREPARING THE WORLD FOR GREAT WOMEN.