Early Medicine of Northwest Arkansas
Open through June 2019
The medical field has changed a lot over the centuries as new understandings of disease has become known. Come explore the medical field in Northwest Arkansas from the late 1800s to the early 1900s through objects from the Museum's collection. See what early doctors used and who they were to early pharmacies and medicines. Also, see the early tools used for embalming and medical devices that are no longer used.
Rogers Postal History: from Stagecoach to Mail Truck
April 20 to July 13, 2019
Early mail was delivered to Rogers by stagecoach by the Butterfield Stageline, which stopped just east of town before moving on to Fayetteville and eventually Fort Smith. Until 1911 everyone in Rogers had to go to the post office to pick up their mail, and depending on who was postmaster the location of the post office changed every few years. By 1917 the Post Office had an official location on 1st Street, but it wasn't until 1919 that the first official Post Office building was opened at 2nd and Poplar streets. Learn more about moving the mail, a stamp collection from around the world, and get in a reproduction stagecoach.