The Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center is pleased to honor our veterans for their sacrifice with events this weekend to celebrate Memorial Day.
The museum has relocated its Veterans exhibit to the Murphy Gallery and is ready to be shown off to the public.  All veterans will receive a small token of our appreciation for their sacrifice.
As a tribute to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, the museum will show the movie Taking Chance starring Kevin Bacon in the Murphy Gallery at 12:00 noon.  There is no cost for admission.  This is a powerful story about a military escort who takes the remains of a service member killed in action home on his final journey.  The movie is inspirational and powerful.
At the Printing Press Café, all veterans and active duty personnel will receive a 50% discount on their meal on Saturday as a token of our appreciation for your service.

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The Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center invites any student who has completed the 1st grade but has not yet entered 7th grade to join us for Adventures in Science.  Adventures in Science will be at the Tomlinson Art & Science Center on Main Street every Tuesday beginning June 5 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Some of the science and art activities may get a little messy, so please wear appropriate play clothing.  All students should be picked up no later than 4:30 p.m.  If you have not yet signed a permission slip for your child to attend and participate, please make arrangements to do so on June 5.
For more information, call us at 870-297-6100.

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The Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center is pleased to announce the Tom Tomlinson Art & Science Center is expanding their operating hours.  The Art & Science Center will be open Monday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning June 4.
“We are really excited to be able to expand our hours to serve our visitors and all of the families that are out on summer vacation,” noted museum executive director Gloria Sanders.
The Tomlinson Art & Science Center is expanding their exhibits, too.  Over the summer, they will be adding new science exhibits and hands-on learning stations.  Be sure to make the center a regular part of your summer routine.  “We have families that go to the library one day a week and come to the museum one day a week to keep their kids engaged and learning.  It keeps them ready for school and is a fun way for families to spend time together,” added Sanders.
For more information, visit the website www.calicorockmuseum.com or call 870-297-6100.


Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.

Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.