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Randolph
 County
 Heritage
 Museum
    Established 2006

 A Subsidiary of
 
Five Rivers
 Historic Preservation

What We Need: List of the museum's current needs

 

When your family and out-of-town friends come to visit, what do they want to do? Chances are, if they grew up in this area, they want to return to places they remember from their youth. After that, if you’re like most of us, you are eager to show off the progress our wonderful community has made. Our beautiful Historic Court Square and the Randolph County Heritage Museum generally top the list.

The Museum didn’t happen by accident—it was only through generous donations and the hard work of volunteers that the doors opened in 2006. Located in a beautiful, historic landmark and a newly acquired building next door, the museum houses permanent displays as well as some artifacts that are temporarily on loan, and it hosts shows and exhibits which showcase specific treasures from our heritage and the long history of Randolph County. In addition, the newly established archives room will enable the Museum to properly preserve and store documents, photographs, and other non-displayed artifacts for generations to come.

Museums are excellent resources for education. Future plans for the Randolph County Heritage Museum include making the Randolph County Oral History Archives accessible to any researcher or student—from the local public schools to college-level or beyond. Additionally, events such as lectures, slide shows of historical photographs, book readings, and much more are slated for the future.

Community spirit and pride of place have made Pocahontas and Randolph County a wonderful place to live. Our volunteers and donors include folks who have always lived in this area, as well as many who had no ties to Pocahontas, but rather discovered this place and decided to call it home while they raise a family or enjoy the retirement years.

The Randolph County Heritage Museum membership drive is now underway. Because we have ever-increasing operating expenses, including monthly expenses necessary to operate any business, we need your support. Though we are 100% volunteer-staffed, your fully-deductible donation will help enable us to keep this wonderful facility admission free.

Thank you for supporting this great addition to our community!

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
RANDOLPH COUNTY
HERITAGE MUSEUM
(TERMS BEGAN JULY 2008)

CHAIRMAN: KAREN PARISH

VICE CHAIRMAN:
DR. PATRICK CARROLL

TREASURER: LINDA EVELAND

RICHARD BURNS

JOLAINE CRAWFORD

DENISE DAWSON

MARY FREEMAN

LILLIAN GOGAN

JEAN PEARCY

JOHN JOHNSON

TOM RACKLEY

RONNIE WALKER


 

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Five Rivers Historic Preservation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation with the purpose of establishing and operating the Randolph County Heritage Museum  on the Historic Pocahontas Court Square. The museum will be available and accessible to all citizens and will provide exhibits which preserve and display our county's history and cultural heritage. It will house artifacts, archives and organizations dedicated to our community's history. It will be a place for research, educational programs and civic activities, as well as attracting tourism for our area.

A major focus of the museum will be our county's significance in the development of Arkansas and the Southwest. Because of this, the museum will have more than local appeal and will be of interest to those exploring the early migration of Americans across this country.

The museum will provide learning experiences in the form of history tours of the city and county, lectures, programs and exhibits about our county's history, partnerships with the schools to provide educational programs and a variety of other cultural and historical activities. All events will be accessible to the public and will serve to inform and instill interest in our citizens about their past.

The Museum will be the jewel of tourism for the city and county. It will partner with other sites of interest and direct visitors to them. It will provide a site of major interest to the public on our historic court square. This will help to revitalize businesses on the square with the increased numbers of visitors to the square.