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Museum

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to educate the public regarding our county's history. We serve a multicultural community and provide a forum for the cultural expression of our past through the acts of preservation and reconstruction of social memory. We act as a repository for artifacts and documents as well as interpret the natural and cultural prehistory and history of the geographic region which today is known as Faulkner County.

Revised: October 2007


Museum History

The idea for the Faulkner County Museum began in 1992. Concerned individuals who believed that Faulkner County should have a permanent repository for its history petitioned the Faulkner County Quorum Court for a museum. The Museum was created in August 1992 by Faulkner County Ordinance 92-16. The ordinance created a Museum commission, but provided for no funding or building. Between 1992 and 1995 the Museum raised funds, collected artifacts, and sought a home. In 1995 the Faulkner County Library moved from its location on Courthouse Square to its present location on Tyler Street, freeing the historic 1896 Faulkner County Jail building. The Faulkner County Museum moved into the historic structure and opened its doors to the public in 1997. The Museum was funded through grants and private donations. In 2001, the Faulkner County Museum Commission petitioned the Faulkner County Quorum Court for funding to insure its continued survival. After several meetings, the Quorum Court granted the Museum a one mil voluntary tax. Currently, the Museum is funded through the voluntary milage, private donations from the Friends of the Museum, grants and corporate donations. The Museum staff is composed of one full-time director and approximately 20 enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers.


Exhibits include:

General Store, Native American Artifacts, Faulkner County Art, Doctor's Office, Victorian Bedroom, Cotton Culture, Cadron History, Tools, Sports Memorabilia, Log Cabins, Scale Model Railroad Layout of Faulkner County, Historic Dogtrot Log Cabin.


Research resources:

Doolin Funeral Home Records, McNutt Funeral Home Records, Sam Fausett Studio Photograph Collection, Surname files, Faulkner County Census of Cemeteries, Various Family Histories Educational and Outreach programs: Enrichment programs for preschools, visits to school groups, reminiscence programs for elderly, speakers for civic groups, In-Service programs for Teachers, Internship Program with UCA


Events:

Annual Holiday Open House, November 3rd 10am-4pm 2012, admission free.  


Contact information:

Faulkner County Museum
801 Locust Street/Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 2442
Conway, AR 72033

Phone: 501-329-5918
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Website: www.faulknercountymuseum.org


Related Links:

Early Arkansas Reenactor's Association Arkansas History Commission