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Rogers Historical Museum  

Professional Development

Content (K-12) Arkansas History


Arkansas Department of Education

Annual Requirements Arkansas History

2 hour credit


The Rogers Historical Museum offers a choice of programs and presentations designed to satisfy the requirements put forth by the Arkansas Department of Education for K-12 teachers. Listed below are examples of programs and presentational tours currently available for Arkansas teachers.  Reservations for teacher professional development programs, presentations, and tours can be arranged by contacting Monte Harris at 479-621-1154.


At the Museum:


1895 Hawkins House


The Hawkins House offers a peek into the everyday domestic 1890s lifestyle and presents an opportunity to discuss technological and cultural changes over the last 100 years. The house tour also provides a review of traditional and cultural roles within the Arkansas family and society.


Benton County Crime Stories

Designed and created by the Rogers Historical Museum staff, this award-winning exhibit shares the history of local law enforcement with various interactive features and dozens of genuine artifacts, including a real jail cell from the old Rogers police station.


First Street

This re-creation of the first street to be established in downtown Rogers allows a view through the window of three old time businesses and features authentic period furnishings and artifacts. This permanent exhibit includes a barber shop, a general store and a bank.


Building Rogers

This exhibit focuses on local historic buildings, basic building techniques and tools used by old time and modern craftsmen. Interactive features allow students to test their building skills while developing an appreciation of historic preservation.


At Other Locations:


Downtown Bentonville Walking Tour

This walking tour can be designed to reflect the interests and time frame of the group. Several subjects can be included such as historic architecture of commercial buildings and homes, Benton County Court properties, the Bentonville square, and a hand-painted public mural depicting Arkansas symbols. The tour suggests stories of real people and real places that can add valuable perspective to the classroom experience.


Other Field Trips and Walking Tours

Frisco Springs and Lake Atalanta

Rogers Historic House District

Historic Church Window Art

Old Bentonville High School/Garfield School

Pea Ridge Battlefield/Civilian History

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