Arkansas State Capitol

Arkansas State Capitol
Chris Hickey / KUAR News

On Monday, June 1, the Arkansas State Capitol will re-open to the public, but not without new restrictions. Chris Powell, a spokesman for the Arkansas Secretary of State office, which oversees the Capitol grounds, says that visitors will be asked "basic questions, based on recommendations from the Department of Health, about things like fever, sickness, and travel" as they enter the building in an effort to minimize potential exposure to COVID-19 within the building.

Slideshow: The Restoration Of The Arkansas House Of Representatives Chamber

Oct 24, 2018
Makayla Ealy / KUAR News

After a decade of restoration, work has been completed in the  Arkansas State Capitol's House chamber.  Members of the press were invited Wednesday to see the final phase of the restoration. The final phase included the restoration of the floor and installing new desks, which were constructed to match the original 1914 design by F.H. Peckwell, a Little Rock architect. He drew up plans for desks in both the House and Senate chambers, which were never built.