Our Mission

The mission of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is to collect, preserve, interpret and celebrate Arkansas's African American history, culture, and community from 1870 to the present, and to inform and educate the public about African American's achievements - especially in business, politics, and the arts.The center’s exhibits highlight fraternal organizations, African American entrepreneurs as well as integration.

About Us

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center invites you to explore Arkansas's African American history, life, and culture in our new, state-of-the-art museum. Walk down Ninth Street and learn about black-owned businesses, explore the legacy of the Mosaic Templars of America, and learn more about black legislators in the 1890s. Listen to firsthand accounts of life in the segregated South from the people who lived the experience. Visit the Third Floor Auditorium and explore the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame.

The museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and celebrating African American history, culture and community in Arkansas from 1870 to the present, and informs and educates the public about black achievements – especially in business, politics and the arts. Through special events, education programs, ongoing research and exhibits such as the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, the museum celebrates Arkansas’s African American heritage. Tours of the museum provide a detailed look at the history of African Americans in Little Rock and Arkansas.

The Museum Store is an excellent source for African American art, books, and collectibles. The selection includes hundreds of children's picture books and chapter books on African American themes.

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will be an excellent stop for your African American heritage tours!

View our five-year strategic plan here: MTCC Strategic Plan: 2017-2022 MTCC Strategic Plan: 2017-2022 (1398 KB)

  (501) 683-3593      [email protected]      Tuesday through Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Admission is Free



Apr 2017

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Piece


Mosaic Templars Cultural Center


Jun 2017

Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom 2017


Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

25 - 29

Jul 2017

Intergenerational Photography Class with Nina Robinson


Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

1 - 5

Aug 2017

Photography Kids Camp with Nina Robinson


Mosaic Templars Cultural Center