Support Concordia Hall

Supporting the Concordia Hall Museum

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The Porbeck & Bowman building was constructed in 1882 by Max Hilb, who provided meeting space in it for the Concordia Association, the Jewish social organization of Central Arkansas. Jews in Arkansas have a poignant, personal connection to the immigrant experience. It is fitting to place this museum in a building strongly identied with Arkansas's Jewish history and to focus museum exhibits on the life and work of Max Hilb, the Concordia Association, and Jewish history itself.

You are invited to support this endeavor by making a tax-deductible donation to the Concordia Hall Museum. Names of contributors will be noted in a permanent fixture within the museum space. For more information, contact David Stricklin at 501-320-5710 or You can make a secure PayPal donation here by choosing "Concordia Hall" from the pulldown menu.

Click here to view a layout of Concordia Hall Museum in the Arkansas Studies Institute.

The Concordia Hall Museum will:


Trace the experiences of groups and individuals from their first appearance in the state to the present;

Explore the historic and ongoing role of immigration in Arkansas and the ways population diversity continues to strengthen the state;

Tell the stories of the people and businesses from the area surrounding the Arkansas Studies Institute;

Highlight related Arkansas history exhibits in downtown Little Rock Museums.