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Founders Day

Celebrate Rogers 140th anniversary and time capsule ceremony!

Saturday, June 5, 2021
10:00am to 4:00pm
Rates/Admission Prices

Location
Rogers Historical Museum
313 S. Second Street
Rogers, AR 72756
Hours of Operation
10am to 4pm

Celebrate Rogers 140th anniversary with us! Come to downtown Rogers on Saturday, June 5 as we mark this milestone year in Rogers history! There will be many fun, family-friendly activities happening at the Rogers Historical Museum from 10am to 4pm and around downtown Rogers.

The festivities taking place in and around the museum at 313 South Second Street in Historic Downtown Rogers are free and include a quilt show sponsored by the Northwest Arkansas Modern Quilt Guild, a special Hawkins House guided tour Quilts in Victorian Homes, farm animals, and historic craftsmen giving demonstrations on weaving, smocking and woodcarving. Families will also have the opportunity to create their own family time capsule to take home and preserve today’s memories for the future. Food trucks will be offering a variety of lunch options for purchase.

Other events downtown include train rides sponsored by the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad, a photo scavenger hunt and sidewalk sales. Go Downtown Rogers merchants will also be providing free horse-drawn wagon rides around downtown. The Rogers 140th Anniversary Time Capsule Ceremony will be at the Butterfield Stage at 2pm and Mayor Hines will be giving the dedication speech. The Butterfield Stage 2021 Concert Series will kick-off at 5pm with performances by bands Honeyjack and Jukeboxx.

“This is an excellent opportunity for families to get together for food and fun as well as explore all that downtown Rogers has to offer as our community celebrates Rogers 140th anniversary,” said the Director of the Rogers Historical Museum, Serena Barnett.

Along with the Founders Day celebration, the museum has on-going activities for all ages throughout the months of April and May. Visit rogershistoricalmuseum.org for more information on the Rogers 140th Anniversary Celebration and to find out how you can be a part of the upcoming Rogers 140th Time Capsule with the Rogers Life in 2021 photo contest and Written Reflections, a 200 word personal essay submission.

Also coinciding with the Rogers 140th anniversary, the museum will be opening two new exhibits on May 10, “Rogers Founding Families” and “Rogers Through the Eye of the Lens: 140 Years of History in Photographs”.

The Rogers Historical Museum is located at 313 & 322 South Second Street, at the corner of Second and Cherry in the Rogers Historic District. For current hours or more information, please visit rogershistoricalmuseum.org or call (479) 621-1154. General admission is free.