Step into a past of gizmos and doodads with the opening of Jacksonport State Park’s newest courthouse exhibit, Grandmother’s Gadgets. Featuring the technology of the early twentieth century, this exhibit adds a modern twist combined with hands-on activities. The exhibit will remain open through January of 2015.

During the March 1st exhibit opening from 10:00-12:00 staff from the Arkansas History Commission, Old Independence Regional Museum, the Old State House, and Plantation Agriculture State Park will present unusual gadgets from their own collections and the history behind them.

Refreshments will be served during the event. Admission to the courthouse museum is free.

Through Amendment 75 Arkansas State Parks receives funding from a conservation sales tax of 1/8th of one percent. This funding source provides money for special projects, events, programs and maintenance repairs at all of our state parks. Thank you for your support of the Arkansas State Park system.

For further information on this special exhibit, contact Curator, Angela Gibbs, Jacksonport State Park, 205 Avenue Street, Newport, AR 72112. Phone: (870) 523-2143, E-mail: