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museum education director

Virginia Starr Mitchell, museum education director. Recipient Prism award Public Relations Society of America, 1988, Media/Journalism award American Planners Association, 1988, Outstanding Service in Neighborhood Preservation award Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas, 1986, Jimmy Strawn Award for Outstanding Service in Community Preservation Quapaw Quarter Association, 1984; fellow American Association for State and Local History, 1977.


Mitchell, Virginia Starr was born on November 17, 1947 in Little Rock. Daughter of William Starr and Virginia Rollwage (Grobmyer) Mitchell.


Bachelor, Hollins College, 1969. Postgraduate, University Arkansas, Little Rock.


Assistant to director, Total Action Against Poverty, Roanoke, Virginia, 1969-1972;director, Victorian House Museum, Little Rock, 1973-1975;committee/research director, Quapaw Quarter Association, Little Rock, 1975-1980;director/owner, Starr Mitchell Publs., Little Rock, 1980-1986;public relations director, Hunter Gray Associations, Advertising, Little Rock, 1986-1989;education director, Arkansas Territorial Restoration, Little Rock, since 1989. Consultant U. Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Public Schools, Arkansas Literary Society, Arkansas Gifted and Talented Educators, The Oasis Center.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Little Rock, Full of Surprises, 1990, Arkansas: An Illustrated History of the Land of Opportunity, 1986. Script editor, narrator: Now Let's Talk About Singing, 1985, To Taste Life Twice, 1986, I'll be Darned, Luther, You Can Read, 1991. Co-editor: Arkansas, State of Transition, 1981.


Married George Dickey West, May 26, 1984. Logan Mitchell, William Cane.

William Starr Mitchell

Virginia Rollwage (Grobmyer) Mitchell

George Dickey West