Family Friendly

Welcoming Baby Exhibit

The Rogers Historical Museum presents the upcoming Hawkins House Themed Tour “Welcoming Baby".

Saturday, March 5, 2022 to Thursday, June 2, 2022
10:00am to 4:00pm
Rates/Admission Prices

Free admission*
*Evening tours may incur a fee

Rogers Historical Museum
322 S. 2nd Street
Rogers, AR 72756
Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm

The arrival of a new baby is a greatly anticipated event for many, and no less so for families of the Victorian era. Home births were still a common practice at the turn of the twentieth century, often aided by the local doctor or midwife. Come on this Hawkins House guided tour and learn about some of the ways expectant middle-class parents made preparations for their new arrival before, during, and after the birth. Also, discover how extended family and friends often took part in welcoming the new baby.

Among the interesting items on display are a baby’s christening gown used in 1891, an adorable jonquil pattern cradle quilt, and an early 20th century baby buggy. The historic Hawkins House will be decked out in white flowers to welcome the new baby.