Summer Activity Spotlight: Rogers Historical Museum

Editor’s note: The Rogers Historical Museum is a paid sponsor in the featured section of our 2019 Northwest Arkansas Summer Camps & Activities Guide. This story offers additional information about the museum’s Explorers program, summer activities and contact info.

Rogers Historical Museum Explorers program & Fun for Families

About the RHM Explorers program: The Rogers Explorers program is for children, between the ages of 7 and 12, who wish to develop thinking skills, acquire new knowledge, and change their perception of and attitude toward museums, all while actively benefiting in a social environment that explores our city’s and region’s rich heritage.

Participants will explore areas around Northwest Arkansas through hands-on learning, adventure, and activities.

Each session will begin at the sessions location. Parents/Guardians will accompany their children at all times during the sessions. Pre-registration is required. Call 479-621-1154 to sign up or use the link.

Rogers Historical Museum address: 313 S. 2nd Street, Rogers, 72756

RHM phone: 479-621-1154

Summer events: Visit the museum for free family fun on All Aboard Day, a free family-friendly event on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and see artisans work, visit the community booths, take a barrel train ride, eat food, get your face painted and much more. Click here to see more summer events at the museum.

Explorer events:

  • June 14: Visit All Pets Animal Hospital, 5301 S. Southern Hills Court, Rogers
  • June 28: Visit Beaver Water District Education Center, 301 N. Primrose, Lowell
  • July 12: Visit Apple Seeds teaching farm, 2648 N. Old Wire Road, Fayetteville
  • July 26: Visit the Rogers Executive Airport, Highway 62 East, Rogers

Cost for Explorer events: $5 per child per session. A discount is offered for additional children. Registration is required as space is limited. Space can be reserved through (when registration opens)

Museum info: The RHM recently upgraded to a larger, family-friendly history museum with additional exhibits. The Hailey Building has permanent exhibits, the Hawkins House is a Victorian house that has been restored and there’s also a children’s gallery that provides hands-on experiences with the past.

Explore Grandma’s House, Grandpa’s workshop, the Telegraph and Telephone Exchange Office and the Key Wing — where kids can dress up, “cook” at a vintage stove, type on a vintage typewriter and other fun activities. There are also temporary exhibits.

Rogers Historical Museum

Click here for more information about Rogers Historical Museum’s programming this summer.