plan your birthday, holiday, or special shopping, don’t
forget the Past & Presents Gift Shop, where
Friends members have a 25%
discount. You can find a variety of
historical and educational materials:
• railroad-related hats, erasers and pencil
• traditional, old-fashioned toys
• educational books and books about the history of the area
• kits for learning crafts such as quilting, crocheting,
knitting, and weaving.
• local history postcards
• wood plaques representing historical Rogers buildings
• preservation how-to materials
Items below are available by mail as well as at the
museum. You may purchase by mail by sending a check payable
to the Friends of the RHM (sorry, no credit card sales) for
the cost of the publication plus $5 for shipping and
handling to 322 South Second Street, Rogers AR 72756-4546.
Members of the Friends of the RHM get a 25% discount off the
listed price. Be sure to include with your request your
complete mailing address and your telephone number and/or
|A Local Kid (Does Only OK) by Ben
Ben Bassham's remembrances of growing up in Rogers
from 1945 to 1060 will delight anyone who ever
called Rogers home.
|Bentonville by Monte Harris
This pictorial history of Bentonville by the
museum's own Monte Harris offers over 200
photographs, many in print for the first time.
|The Lost Town of Monte Ne by
James F. Hales
The historic town of Monte Ne was buried beneath the
waves when Beaver Lake was created in the 1960s, but
great numbers of people still come from all over the
country to see the remains of the famous resort. In
this book the story of Coin Harvey's resort is
illustrated with pictures from the time it was built
|The Fabulous 1960s in Rogers,
Arkansas by James F. Hales
This exciting story of Rogers in the 1960s is
the story of real people, places and events told
with over 1000 photographs and stories featuring the
unforgettable businesses, outstanding citizens,
leaders of city government, industry, organizations,
churches, and entertainment.
|Gary Townzen's Rogers Historical
Since 1986, Gary's calendars have raised enough
money to buy approximately $200,000 worth of food
for the needy. This year proceeds of its sale
benefit the Samaritan Community Center in Rogers.
|Sunken Dreams: William 'Coin'
Harvey and Monte Ne, Arkansas
This 30-minute film was produced by Nathan
Crowder, a graduate student in broadcast journalism
at the University of Arkansas. Crowder’s documentary
is a fascinating retrospective on Harvey and his
resort featuring original music commissioned by
Harvey as well as many photographs and interviews
with relevant experts.
|Rogers by Marilyn Harris Collins
Published by Arcadia Publishers, this pictorial
history features over 200 photographs of historic
Rogers, many never before seen in print. The book is
dedicated to the Reagan sisters, Agnes Lytton
Reagan, Mary Sue Reagan, and the late Betty Lynn
|Historic Monte Ne by Allyn Lord
This book includes over 200 photographs of
"Coin" Harvey's resort community and a wealth of
information about its history.
|Rogers Arkansas 1881 - 2006 by
James F. Hales
This book explores the stories of one hundred of the
most interesting historical buildings in Rogers.
Each account includes historic images and
photographs of the building as it looks today, along
with interesting facts and quotations.
|Rogers: The Town the Frisco Built
by Marilyn Collins
This book has been one of the best selling volumes
in Arcadia Publishing’s “Making of America” series.
It offers an excellent overview of area history,
illustrated by historic photographs.
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