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The Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney with Care

December 3rd, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hope that Saint Nicholas soon would be there!  They are hung, they are hung, the stockings are hung.  The Empress is getting dressed in her Christmas best and we are so excited to see the tinsel, the garlands, the trees, the presents, and yes…the stockings! […]

Arkansas Civil Rights History

November 30th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Did you know that Arkansas is known nationwide for it’s importance in the history of civil rights?  You can now visit Little Rock and enjoy an Arkansas Civil Rights History Tour DOWNLOAD THE FREE MOBILE APP HERE Central High School Desegregation Crisis 1957 Mosaic Templars of America – International Fraternal Organization Vibrant Historic African American Business, Entertainment […]

The Little Mermaid at The Rep

November 25th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Not far from the Empress of Little Rock in downtown Little Rock is the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.  This world class theater features top-notch performances of some of the world’s greatest plays.  This month welcomes another amazing production of a family favorite. From the creators of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Little Shop of Horrors, […]

Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade

November 23rd, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

          Break out your festive attire, get out your calendars and get into the holiday spirit; the 27th-Annual Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade, sponsored by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau (LRCVB), will march through Little Rock on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Serving as this year’s Grand Marshal is former […]

8th Annual Celebration of Lights

November 18th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Start (or finish) your holiday shopping at The Promenade’s 8th Annual Celebration of Lights.  Bask in the merry music and bright lights during the Promenade’s Celebration of Lights Saturday, Nov. 28 while enjoying FREE photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, musical entertainment and a special tree lighting ceremony.  Take pictures with princess and elf cutouts, […]

Coca-Cola Exhibit Comes to the Clinton Library

November 13th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

The Clinton Presidential Center will celebrate the art and history of the Coca-Cola Bottle’s 100-year anniversary during its upcoming temporary exhibit, Coca-Cola: An American Original. Opening on November 7, 2015, the exhibit is divided into two sections and will occupy both the Garden View room, located on the first floor, and the Temporary Gallery, located […]

Traditional Holiday High Tea

November 10th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Join The Empress of Little Rock on Sunday, December 6th for the first annual Holiday  High Tea and Tour of the Hornibrook Mansion. Start  your holiday season in the elegant “Quapaw Quarter” with a tour of the beautiful and elegant “Hornibrook Mansion” now known as The Empress of Little Rock Bed and Breakfast, in the Quapaw Quarter section […]

Empress Haunting Makes Local News

October 26th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Hauntings pull tourists to state in slow October Among ghosts’ hangouts, Crescent Hotel most-famed By Claire Williams Posted: October 25, 2015 at 2:21 a.m. By Stephen B. Thornton The owners of Empress of Little Rock at 2120 S. Louisiana St. don’t advertise the bed and breakfast as being haunted. But proprietor Sharon Welch-Blair says people […]

Fall Day Trips from the Empress

October 23rd, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

The Empress of Little Rock is perfectly situated for day trips around central Arkansas, where autumn beauty abounds. Take a drive to Hot Springs: Have lunch at any of the fine restaurants on Central Avenue.   Spend the afternoon shopping, antiquing or find your way to the Observation Tower to watch the leaves turn. Finish it all off […]

Big Boo!-seum Bash comes to Little Rock

October 19th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

The Empress of Little Rock loves its downtown location because of easy access to such fun events as the Big Boo!-seum Bash!  Remember that children over 6 are welcome to stay at The Empress! Be sure to wear your costumes to the Big Boo!-seum Bash! • Trick-or-treating • Fun and games • Safe and accessible […]