Come experience a piece of history in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. At one bedroom and 1,800 square feet, this unassuming house in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is like many other homes that surround it. However, this home has a special place in history.
Not only did a future U.S. president and U.S. senator call this their first home, but they were married right in the living room. Bill Clinton took Hillary Rodham's hand in marriage 17 years before he would be elected president of the United States. Here is your chance to see the house that served as a backdrop for that day in October of 1975. Come view a faithful replica of Hillary's wedding dress.
Witness rarely seen memorabilia of Clinton's early political career, building his campaigns for U.S. House of Representatives and state attorney general. Also, study some of Clinton's earliest political speeches showcasing his unique style that would eventually be discovered by millions across the globe.
Follow a timeline to put their Fayetteville years in perspective. Explore the University of Arkansas campus, where the Clintons taught at the law school. Visit our unique Gift Shop, discovering books, mementos, and much more.
Clinton House Museum has many reasons to celebrate jazz in April! Bill Clinton is widely known as a jazz lover and musician himself, so quite naturally we think we should honor that legacy during Jazz Appreciation Month. This year we're especially thrilled to have Jim Greeson, award-winning composer and musician, perform on solo acoustic guitar at the Museum.
Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society members can get tickets for $20. All others are $25.00. Buy tickets online HERE or pay at the door!
Greeson was a professor of music at the UA for 36 years where he taught music composition, music theory, guitar and directed the jazz ensemble. As a composer Greeson’s compositions have been heard in New York’s Carnegie Hall and published by publishers in New York, Colorado, and the United Kingdom.
Hillary Clinton received a thunderous applause and a downpour of balloons on Thursday, July 28, 2016, as she accepted the Democratic nomination for President of the United States of America. The first woman to be nominated for President by a major political party, this marks a major historic milestone in American history.
“And so it is with humility … determination … and boundless confidence in America’s promise … that I accept your nomination for President of the United States!” Hillary stated.
Her speech recounted memories of growing up and working hard for opportunities. There is no doubt that she and Bill Clinton were setting the stage for history during their time in Fayetteville, Arkansas in the 1970’s though they may not have thought so at the time. Hillary mentioned her start with Bill and how it paved the way for where she is today - “And Bill, that conversation we started in the law library 45 years ago is still going strong.”