Museum to Host “Go West!” Spring Homeschool Day

Old Independence Regional Museum will host its annual Spring Homeschool Day on Monday, March 9, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  This year’s theme is “Go West!” and will explore the history of pioneers arriving in and traveling through Arkansas.

Participants will learn about what it was like to travel west in a covered wagon to a new frontier.    Students will have the opportunity to experience history through lessons, activities, and museum artifacts.

Early registration with a reduced participation fee of $7 is open through Monday, March 2. Late registrations will be accepted through Friday, March 7, with a $10 participation fee.  All participants must be pre-registered.  Entry for parents is free.

Registration forms are available online at, on the museum’s Facebook page, or at the museum, located at 380 S. 9th Street in Batesville. Registrations may be accepted over the phone with credit card information. For more information, call (870) 793-2121 or email

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.

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.