Museum to Offer Free Program for Senior Citizens

Come celebrate our nation’s independence at Old Independence Regional Museum. The next program in the Museum’s series of senior programs will be June 24th and will focus on Independence Day. Amanda Nikkel, Humanities Educator, will lead a game about the early history of the United States, with focus on heroes and villains. In the end, Frances Mathis, museum volunteer, will lead an Independence Day craft project. The program schedule for the remainder of 2014 will be:

June 24th – Celebrate Independence
July 29th – Clothes Pin Crafts
August 26th – Optical Illusions
September 30th – Sand Art
October 28th – Corn Husk Crafts
November 25th – Thanksgiving
December 16th – Christmas Music

This program is free. Space is limited to 15 participants and reservations are required. Please call the museum at 870-793-2121 to reserve your space!

This humanities program is made possible by local support from Independence County and the City of Batesville, as well as by Challenge Grant Endowment funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Old Independence serves 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 1820s Arkansas territory.