Please join us for the Dedication Ceremony of the Tom Tomlinson Art & Science Center on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.  The Keynote Speaker will be 2016 Miss Arkansas Savannah Skidmore.

There will be a reception immediately after the ceremony.  Everyone is invited to attend.  For more information, call the museum at 870-297-6100.


The Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center recently began a genealogy and family history research program.  Anyone interested in exploring your genealogy and family tree can use research tools at the museum powered by  Freda Cruse Hardison, noted historian and board member, is available to work with patrons on most Thursdays.  These services are FREE! is currently offering a special on Family History DNA kits for $68.  Now is a great time to begin your family history.  If you are interested in ordering a DNA test kit, contact the Calico Rock Museum this week at 870-297-6100.
The Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center is dedicated to preserving the history, art and science of our area.  You can learn more about us at


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.