The Heritage House Museum will open its doors for the year Tuesday, March 1. They will resume normal hours which are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Since closing for the Winter this past December they have been rearranging and adding new artifacts and displays. For those of you who visited last year there will be many new things to see. Of course, if you haven’t had the opportunity to visit the museum you are encouraged to stop by and learn about the history of Montgomery County and see photos and relics of those who have helped build the county into an outstanding place to live, work and enjoy.
The Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County is a local non-profit admission-free history museum dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Montgomery County, Arkansas.
The museum includes in its collection items that originate in, were used in, or had an impact on the geographic area known as Montgomery County, Arkansas. Among the items in the museum collection are artifacts used in the daily life in the county, photographs, letters, and documents relating to the life of Montgomery County residents.
Heritage House Museum has a collection of oral history tapes available for the public to listen and hear stories from the past. Individuals are welcome to add to this collection in order to share their memories with future generations. The museum has a large family history section comprised of locally collected genealogy materials, photographs, census records, and other unpublished documents.
The museum was a dream of local resident Richard Rudell “Dick” Whittington, owner of Whittington’s drug store and descendant of one of the county’s first families. The Whittington family donated the land on which the museum now stands. Mr. Whittington was the primary benefactor for the construction of the museum building. Thanks to the generous endowment left by Mr. Whittington as well as private contributions and membership dues, the museum has been able to continue operating without charging an admission fee for the past 20 years. The museum is staffed primarily by volunteers.
The Heritage House Museum is located at 819 Luzerne Street in Mount Ida. They can be reached by phone at (870) 867-4422.