Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County

Heritage House Museum Opens for 20th Season

The Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County kicks off their 20th Anniversary Year with a host of improvements at the museum, including new interactive exhibits.

The Heritage House Museum opened their 20th season March 1 and look forward to sharing their many improvements with their visitors.

Returning visitors will notice several additions and renovations while taking a tour of the museum. Many of the mannequins used in the exhibits have received new looks. Director Karen Rouse pointed out that the faceless miners in the gem and mineral exhibit now have faces. There are also additions to the classroom and home exhibits.

One of the things the Director is most excited about are the interactive exhibits now available at the museum.

As you walk in the main exhibit hall there is a table filled with items begging to be touched by children and children of all ages. While there are many hands off items, the items on the interactive table are fully hands-on. This new interactive exhibit allows visitors to experience history, as well as learn about it.

The museum has added an interactive display with many items that visitors can pick up, touch and otherwise experience life in the past. – Photo by Dewayne Holloway
The museum has added some signs to the Front Porch exhibit as it expands into a photo backdrop. Visitors are encouraged to step up on the front porch, grab a sign and take a photo. Share it on social media, share with your friends and enjoy the memories of life on the front porch.

The museum also includes a new barber exhibit, as well as a wall dedicated to the Arkansas State Quarter designed by Mount Ida’s own Dortha Scott. They also have a new music display and four new display cases in the conference room. The conference room is also home to a new timeline photo essay exhibit that chronicles the history of the museum through construction projects at the museum.

The Front Porch exhibit give visitors the perfect opportunity for a photo while at the museum. – Photo by Dewayne Holloway
The museum is busy preparing special events throughout the 2020 season that will offer fun for everyone as they celebrate their 20th year of sharing the history of Montgomery County.

The museum is located at 819 Luzerne Street in Mount Ida. They are open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

Director Rouse also asks that after you visit the museum you consider volunteering and joining in preserving the heritage of Montgomery County.

For more information call (870) 867-4422, or visit them online at hhmmc.org, or on Facebook.

Story by: Dewayne HollowayMontgomery County News, March 11, 2020

Source: https://www.mcnews.online/heritage-house-museum-opens-for-20th-season/