Museum Monday: The Arkansas State University 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  
 

The Arkansas State University Museum in Jonesboro is home to over 70,000 artifacts that tell the story of northeast Arkansas and the Arkansas Delta. Of course, all those objects aren’t on display at any given time, but a great number are and the museum does a wonderful job of interpreting the history of the region.

The museum features several galleries, including Old Town Arkansas, A Walk Through Time, and Living Off the Land. The ASU Museum is a member of the Arkansas Discovery Network, a group of seven museums and educational centers in Arkansas dedicated to making hands-on, interactive museum experiences more accessible to the state’s 498,000 students and their families. The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation funds the Arkansas Discovery Network. Through the network, the ASU Museum offers several changing exhibits throughout the year. Right now, you can check out Illusion Confusion. These exhibits are great fun for kids but they also very interesting and entertaining for adults. It’s never too late to learn something!

The ASU Museum is located in the Dean B. Ellis Library on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. For more information, you can contact the museum at 870-972-2074 or visit their website at http://www2.astate.edu/a/museum/.

 

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