The Friends of Dreamland welcome you to DreamlandBallroom.org
The Taborian Hall at 800 W. 9th St. has stood in downtown Little Rock for almost 100 years. Once a central fixture of religious expression, fraternal support, economic progress, and entertainment in the African-American community in the early 20th century, this beautiful old building now houses Arkansas Flag and Banner.
In March, 2018 the U.S. Department of the Interior and National Park Service awarded a $499,668 African American Civil Rights Grant to the Friends of Dreamland in order to make the historic building more accessible to the public. The grant will be used for an elevator, which will make it Americans with Disabilities Act compliant.
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Friends of Dreamland is a non-profit formed in 2009 to preserve Taborian Hall’s Dreamland Ballroom, and tell the history of the once-thriving African American West 9th Street District in Little Rock, Arkansas.
We were recently awarded $499,000 for improvements by the National Parks Service’s African American Civil Rights Grants Program. In support of our mission AETN has produced a documentary, “Dream Land: Little Rock’s West 9th Street” airing nationally on PBS.
In addition, UA Little Rock helped publish a book called, “Temple of Dreams” which chronicled the Ballroom’s history. The Arkansas Artist Edwin Brewer Estate donated his Jazz Series for Dreamland Ballroom’s Private Collection.