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Rogers Historical Museum  

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Adult Programs

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History Adventure Tours
Programs for Organizations
Programs for Collectors
Residential Home Facility Visits

For more information on adult programs, or to schedule a program, contact Monte Harris at 479-621-1154 or mharris@rogersark.org 

History Adventure Tours:  Enjoy a day trip or a one-hour tour of local historic sites. Tours are especially designed to interest your civic or church club or family reunion group. Bus tours, walking tours, and museum tours are available.
Fees may be required for some programs such as those involving bus rental.

Programs for Organizations: Presentations designed to entertain as well as educate are conveniently tailored to fit your club or organization's time frame. No charge, but must be booked in advance. Choose from over two dozen program themes, such as:

"History of Rogers" answers such questions as who the first political "movers and shakers" of Northwest Arkansas were, which came first, the city of Rogers or the railroad, and why Beaver Lake was built.

"The Day Before the Battle"
For months in late 1861 and early 1862 rumors of war echoed through every farmhouse in Benton County. There were 200 homes on the high ground known as the Pea Ridge when the horror of battle began. In just one day the beautiful farmsteads and sparkling streams were stained with blood and thousands of lives were changed forever. Eyewitness stories passed down through Benton County families reflect a new perspective on the Civil War in Arkansas.

"The Trail of Tears: Bentonville to Maysville"
Almost everyone has heard of the Trail of Tears and the suffering of the Cherokee forced to travel that route. Not many people know a part of the famous trail led from Bentonville to Maysville.  Follow the trail on the map and hear the stories of loss and triumph.

"Arkansas Ladies of the Loom" When the Civil War broke out, many people buried their valuables. Some people buried gold, some buried heirlooms; some things were recovered, some were not. Families were robbed by bushwhackers and houses were burned during the battle. During this perilous time, few household articles survived and that is why the history surrounding a select group of hand woven Arkansas coverlets is of importance. Family stories interwoven with documented history "tell" about the ladies who worked at the loom and spun at the wheel. Their work reflects daily life, domestic art and survival among the first families in northwest Arkansas.

"The Old Wire Road" For thousands of years, the route was just a path followed by wild animals from one water source to another. Hunters followed the animals and the path was marked as one of the best routes through the foothills of the Ozarks. Next came the white settlers headed west in large heavy wagons and then the forced removal of the Cherokee on their way to Indian Territory. By the time of the Civil War, the path was a well traveled road. Today, the Old Wire Road is recognized as a historic roadway and serves as a pathway to real stories of real people from the past.
 

Click here for a brochure with full information on programs for organizations.

Finders Keepers: Antique lovers share their treasures and appreciate others' treasures. You're invited to meet at the Museum Annex building (120 W. Poplar) at 1 p.m. on the last Friday of each month, March through October. Sorry, no appraisals. Free and open to the public.


Residential Home Facility Monthly Visits: Available on a first-come, first-serve basis, a program can be provided on local history, often with hands-on materials. Call to check on schedule openings.

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