Old Independence Regional Museum received the 2014 Outstanding Museum Exhibition Award during the Arkansas Museum Association’s annual conference. “War Comes to Us,” the museum’s new exhibit, which shows how the Civil War affected our region, has been designated as the best nominated exhibit in the state.
The exhibit fills the museum’s entire First Community Bank Gallery. “We hope people of all ages and places will come see and learn from this exhibit,” said curator Twyla Gill Wright.
Normal museum hours are: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for seniors and $1.00 for children. The museum is located at 380 South 9th street, between Boswell and Vine Streets in Batesville.
Old Independence is a regional museum serving a 12-county area: Baxter, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Marion, Poinsett, Sharp, Stone, White, and Woodruff. Parts of these present-day counties comprised the original Independence County in 1820’s Arkansas territory.