Museum Monday: Randolph County Heritage Museum

I’ve loved museums my entire life…and after working in one for 10 years, that love only grew stronger. On Mondays, I will share some of my favorite museums located within the 26 counties of eastern Arkansas.
 
Kimberly J. Williams
 
Welcome to a new week!

If you’ve never been to the Randolph County Heritage Museum in Pocahontas, I urge you to plan a trip in the near future. And if you can go before June 26, you’ll get a chance to see a special exhibit!

Many people would agree that the kitchen is the heart of any family home. The Randolph County Heritage Museum is hosting a special Kitchen Show through this week that features items, such as aprons, salt cellars, and hand towels, from decades past. The exhibit gives visitors a chance to see family kitchens in a historical context. The exhibit is on display through June 26.

The Randolph County Heritage Museum, located on the Historic Court Square in Pocahontas, tells the story of the Randolph County area from its earliest history to the present. And what a history it is! Randolph County was home to a series of impressive “firsts” in Arkansas, including the first post office, the first mail route, the first telegraph line, the first courthouse and the first land office. The museum offers permanent and temporary exhibits, lectures and special programs, all geared toward telling the rich and varied past of Randolph County. The museum contains extensive exhibits on the button and pearling industry and an entire room dedicated to the history of the Black and Current Rivers. For more information, visit the museum’s website at www.randolphcomuseum.org.


Check out the downtown Pocahontas live web cam at http://www.randolphcomuseum.org/webcam.htm to see what’s going on in the downtown square!
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One comment on “Museum Monday: Randolph County Heritage Museum
  1. Linda Collins-Smith says:

    Kim:
    Thank you for mentioning our wonderful museum. Guests who enter our museum, gift shop and special programs annex building are pleasantly surprised and rave about the historical items on display. We have some of the oldest history in the state of Arkansas. There are five rivers in Randolph County and Pocahontas sits on the Black River that runs through our city. We welcome you to come visit our beautiful city. We offer historical tours, Arkansas’ only quilt trail, five rivers, fine arts, unique shopping, entertainment weekly, fine dinner theater, hunting and wildlife viewing, the Ozarks, farming, Current River Beach, nice restaurants, lodging and more . Call our office for a list of things to do in Randolph County 870-892-0254.

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