Mission

Children Using Historic ArtifactsOur Mission
The Rogers Historical Museum serves Rogers and all of northwest Arkansas, a rapidly growing metropolitan area that shares a rich natural and cultural heritage, a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit, and an increasingly diverse population.

Our mission is to enrich lives through education, experience, and exploration of our heritage. We fulfill that mission through:
  • Collecting and preserving artifacts, archival materials, and research materials which document the history and cultural heritage of Rogers and Benton County
  • Offering exhibitions, programs, publications, and web-based resources which foster an appreciation of our region’s heritage and enable area residents to create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities
  • Offering family-friendly exhibitions and programs which allow people of all ages to engage the past, imagine the future, and find joy in learning
  • Offering loan exhibitions and related programs which broaden the cultural horizons of area residents and help place our region’s natural and cultural heritage in a broader context
Our Values
We believe:
  • That as public servants we have an obligation to preserve, protect, and advance an understanding of and appreciation for our region’s natural and cultural heritage
  • That understanding the past can help our community make better decisions about the future
We believe in:
  • Honesty through careful research and objectivity in presentation
  • Inclusion through insuring that programs are accessible and invite participation by the widest possible audience
  • Investing in our employees and volunteers through training that will allow them to meet the highest standards of the museum profession
  • Partnership and collaboration and will both seek out and respond positively to opportunities for cooperative action with other museums, libraries, schools, and cultural institutions
Our Vision
Our vision is for the Rogers Historical Museum to be:
  • A center for community engagement, a partner in community development, and a vital partner in creating a vibrant, successful historic downtown
  • A creative, entrepreneurial institution responsive to the changing needs of the community and the varied interests of patrons
  • An accessible, inclusive, family-friendly educational institution that promotes life-long learning for people of all ages and walks of life
  • The premier history museum in northwest Arkansas, with collection facilities, exhibitions, and programs on a par with those of history museums in even larger metropolitan areas