A few weeks ago, I needed a free activity to keep my kids busy for an hour or so between errands. We dropped-in at the Rogers Historical Museum. This museum is fantastic for historians of all ages.
My kids had so much fun with all the hands-on activities. A room called “The Attic” was set up as a turn of the century home. The kids got to play house. They explored kitchen appliances and common household tools. It was entertaining for me to watch them infer the uses of these tools.
Throughout the museum, there were many more signs that said, “Please Touch”. How refreshing! For the areas that were not touch-friendly, there were clipboards with scavenger hunts. This kept their little hands occupied while learning.
One of my favorite parts was getting to tour The Hawkins House. It was a strictly no touch area. This exhibit gave a more complete picture of what daily life was like in the early 1900’s in Rogers, AR.
The experience doesn’t end there. You can take a scavenger hunt challenge on your way out and search for certain pieces of history and architecture throughout the downtown area. We only walked around a little before we enjoyed lunch with my husband on his lunch break.
If you live in or near Rogers, I highly recommend you visit this museum. If not, get out and explore your area’s local historical museum!
Here was our day in pictures:
This is a part of the 48 Walks Series.
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I enjoy doing little things like this with my kids. And I must say that fence out front really caught my eye.
Thanks for dropping by!
Looks like it was a fun and educational outing with the kids!
It was great! I enjoy your blog too! Love your #48walks posts!
How fun!! My kids LOVE a scavenger hunt.
PS LOVE the new look! XO
Jen, this looks like so much fun! We had no idea about Rolando’s; the food looks de-lish! Sad they’re moving to Fayetteville!
Mel-We like them so much we might have to head down to Fayetteville to get our fix! But every time we go down that way we end up at Hugo’s or Hammontree’s. Have you tried those restaurants? YUM!
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