LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History received a $100,000 grant in order to help make repairs to the historic building. 
The grant from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is expected to cover about half of the necessary repairs to the front and back porches. 
The city says the other funds will come from a portion of a two cent bed tax that went into effect last September. 
The museum’s director Stephan McAteer says the porches haven’t been repaired in decades. 
“This is an opportunity for us to give a facelift to this old building and showcase it the way we really like to,” Stephan said.
Repairs are expected to begin in October. They say they hope the construction will be done by may of next year.