“Come to the Table: Flavors of Calico Rock” is the theme of this year’s Arkansas Heritage Month celebration at the Calico Rock Museum on Saturday, May 10th, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wild game (fish from the White River, local venison, turkey and other wild game) will be cooked pioneer style in an outdoor Dutch Oven. Demonstrators will also be making butter. Visitors will be treated to free samples of this daily diet of early settlers. Beside the wild game, there will be salad made from local plants, buttered bread and blackberry cobbler.

Visitors can also tour the Museum’s new exhibits and upgraded displays. The new White River Exhibit features a fur trading post, moonshine still, a photo mural of the river complete with a pearl diver and a steamboat display. Other exhibits include the “Birth of the Ozarks” Native American grass hut with artifacts of local tribes, railroad depot office, schoolhouse, pioneer homestead, Jesse James exhibit, the Gwen Murphy Art Gallery of works by local artists and more.

Funded by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council, all activities and food samples are free. The Calico Rock Museum is located at 100 to 104 S. Main Street (Highway 5 at the White River Bridge). For more information, contact Gloria Gushue at 870-297-6100 or or visit