Frequently Asked Questions
...some commonly asked questions.
- When is the museum open?
Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm; closed major
- How much does it cost to go through the museum?
Admission to the main exhibit galleries and the Hawkins
House is free. We charge a modest admission charge for
selected special exhibits.
Please click here for more information.
- Is there anything for kids to do at the museum?
"The Attic" is an all hands-on area that is perfect for
children and adults as well. Everything in this
family-friendly exhibit can be handled. Youngsters can
try on clothes, use old tools, and read old schoolbooks.
Many of our other exhibits include hands-on elements
geared for children as well.
- How do I get to the museum?
The museum is located at 322 South Second Street in
downtown Rogers. Visitors from coming from out-of-town
via I-540 should take the Walnut Street exit (exit 85)
and follow West Walnut Street east until reaching Second
Street. Turn right, then go three blocks. The museum is
located on the right at the corner of Second and Cherry
Streets. Street parking is available in front of and to
the side of the Museum.
- How old is Rogers and who is the town named for?
Rogers was founded in 1881 and was named for Capt. C.W.
Rogers, general manager for the St. Louis and San
Francisco (Frisco) Railroad. Rogers' founding date, May
10, is based on the day that the Frisco first came
through the area.
- I thought Rogers was named for Will Rogers.
It's easy to see why you might think that. As you see
above, Rogers was named after a railroad official named
Rogers. But there IS a connection with famed humorist
Will Rogers. Will Rogers' wife, Betty Blake Rogers, was
born in Silver Springs (now Monte Ne), Arkansas, and
raised in Rogers. Will and Betty were actually married
in the Blake home in Rogers, now torn down, and Mary
Rogers, their daughter, was actually born in that house.
Will considered the city of Rogers his second home, and
Betty often spent time here with her mother and her
children while Will was on the road.