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
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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

Check out the downtown Pocahontas live web cam at to see what’s going on in the downtown square!
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