What We Do


The QQA hosts a variety of events throughout the year. In addition to our free Preservation Conversations educational events, we also host the Summer Suppers series (dinner at historic properties), the Spring Tour (Mother’s day weekend), and a Mid-Century Modern Tour (on a biennial basis).  If you have questions about any of our events, please email qqa@quapaw.com or call 501-371-0075 ext. 3.   

The QQA hosts Preservation Conversations on the second Thursday of every month. All lectures are free and open to the public.  Please RSVP using the links below.  

Preservation Conversations 

Preservation Conversations: A Conversation on Public Art and the Scipio Africanus Jones Portrait by Wade Hampton, Featuring John Gill and Colin Thompson

August 11

Reception: 5:30 p.m.

Program: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Philander Smith College, 900 W Daisy L Gatson Bates Dr, Little Rock, AR 72202, in the Harry R. Kendall Health and Science Center.

We are so excited about this event in conjunction with Philander Smith College, the Dunbar Historic Neighborhood Association, Bethel AME Church, Shorter College, Hearne Fine Art, and the Central Arkansas Library System focused on the portrait of Scipio Africanus Jones by Wade Hampton that is now hanging in the Scipio Jones Post Office on South Main Street. Join us in person for this event! The artist, Wade Hampton, will be joined by Little Rock attorney John Gill and Colin Thompson, Art Administrator at Central Arkansas Library System.

Directions: Enter the Philander Smith campus off Daisy Bates. Follow the road as it turns to the left. Go straight across the cross street (Izard) and into the parking lot straight ahead. If you are in the parking lot looking west, the Harry R. Kendall Health and Science Center is to your right. Enter the building via the south door. Look for QQA signage.

Other important information: We request that attendees be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Email us at qqa@quapaw.com to reserve a spot!

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This project is co-sponsored by the Central Arkansas Library System, Hearne Fine Art, Philander Smith College, Shorter College, and Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church in Little Rock.

Preservation Conversations: Chimney Safety by Firefighter Jason Ward of Firecrest Service

September 8

Join the QQA for a conversation about chimney maintenance in historic buildings by Firefighter Jason Ward of Firecrest Services.

This event is in-person only.

In-person: Reception starts at 5:30 p.m., event starts at 6:00 p.m. Limited to 40 people. We request that attendees be vaccinated against Covid-19. Must RSVP in advance by emailing qqa@quapaw.com. The event is at the Meeting Room in the Old Paint Factory building, 1306 E. 6th Street, Little Rock.

Email us at qqa@quapaw.com to reserve a spot! 

Uncovering the Rich History of Homes in Historically African-American Neighborhoods  

Property research can be difficult even when a wealth of information is available. The lack of historical records related to the African American experience in Arkansas can make the task of conducting this research for homes in historically African American neighborhoods even more daunting. Join us at the CALS Williams Library in the Dunbar Historic District to learn some tips and tricks for researching the history of homes and their inhabitants in historically African American communities using resources available through the Central Arkansas Library System and the archival collections at the CALS Roberts Library.
Danielle Afsordeh, Community Outreach Archivist at the CALS Roberts Library/Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, presents this program in coordination with the Quapaw Quarter Association and the Dunbar Historic Neighborhood Association.

DATE AND TIME: August 6, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

LOCATION: Williams Library, 1800 Chester Street, Little Rock, AR. 72206

PHONE: 501-376-4282

Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aPGax4YKQQm47PjFs06CPQ

City Garden Beer & Ice Cream Family Social

We'll be featuring George Bros. Historic Arkansas Ale from Stone's Throw Brewing to celebrate the German heritage of early Little Rock settlers, and ice cream from Loblolly Creamery. The social will also offer activities for kids, lemonade, root beer, and popcorn. Lili's Mexican Street Food food truck will have food available for purchase on-site. Tickets get two drinks and two scoops of ice cream!

When: August 28, 2022, 5:00-7:00 pm
Where: Curran Hall, 615 E. Capitol
Price: $25.00 over 21 and $15 under 21 (in advance). $10.00 more at the door.
Questions? Email qqa@quapaw.com

Buy tickets here!