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Frequently Asked Questions
 


...some commonly asked questions.

  • When is the museum open?
    Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm; closed major holidays.
     
  • How much does it cost to go through the museum?
    Admission to the main exhibit galleries and the Hawkins House is free. We charge a modest admission charge for selected special exhibits. Please click here for more information.
     
  • Is there anything for kids to do at the museum?
    "The Attic" is an all hands-on area that is perfect for children and adults as well. Everything in this family-friendly exhibit can be handled. Youngsters can try on clothes, use old tools, and read old schoolbooks. Many of our other exhibits include hands-on elements geared for children as well.
     
  • How do I get to the museum?
    The museum is located at 322 South Second Street in downtown Rogers. Visitors from coming from out-of-town via I-540 should take the Walnut Street exit (exit 85) and follow West Walnut Street east until reaching Second Street. Turn right, then go three blocks. The museum is located on the right at the corner of Second and Cherry Streets. Street parking is available in front of and to the side of the Museum.
  • How old is Rogers and who is the town named for?
    Rogers was founded in 1881 and was named for Capt. C.W. Rogers, general manager for the St. Louis and San Francisco (Frisco) Railroad. Rogers' founding date, May 10, is based on the day that the Frisco first came through the area.
     
  • I thought Rogers was named for Will Rogers.
    It's easy to see why you might think that. As you see above, Rogers was named after a railroad official named Rogers. But there IS a connection with famed humorist Will Rogers. Will Rogers' wife, Betty Blake Rogers, was born in Silver Springs (now Monte Ne), Arkansas, and raised in Rogers. Will and Betty were actually married in the Blake home in Rogers, now torn down, and Mary Rogers, their daughter, was actually born in that house. Will considered the city of Rogers his second home, and Betty often spent time here with her mother and her children while Will was on the road.

     

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