Rogers Celebrates the City's 140th Anniversary

Help Rogers celebrate its 140th anniversary with the events below!

Be a part of Rogers history! Rogers is celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2021. To commemorate this event, the Rogers Historical Museum, in partnership with the City of Rogers, is creating a time capsule.

They are inviting members of our community to share a short, written personal reflection to inform the future of what living in Rogers is like to them in 2021. All approved submitted entries will be printed and bound in a book to go into the time capsule.

The Time Capsule Committee asks that the public focus their reflections upon the current events that have significance within Rogers. A broad range of information about world events will be well documented in newspapers and other media, whereas personal insights to what life was like for people in Rogers in 2021 won’t be as readily available. Submissions due by May 10, 2021.

Submit your reflection here.

Other events

  • Exhibit - Rogers Founding Families
    • May 10, 2021 through November 6, 2021
  • Exhibit - Rogers Through the Eye of the Lens: 140 Years of History in Photographs
    • Opens May 10, 2021
  • Event - Founder's Day
    • Saturday, June 5, 2021 | 10am to 4pm
      • At the Museum
        • Quilt Show
        • Hawkins House guided tour of Quilts in Victorian Homes
        • Farm animals
        • Historic craft demonstrations: weaving, smocking, blacksmithing, and woodcarving
        • Family craft: create your own time capsule
        • Rogers Garden Club display and activity
        • Food trucks offering a variety of lunch options for purchase
        • Horse-drawn wagon rides (Sponsored by Go Downtown Rogers Merchants)
        • Founders Day Passport Giveaway - win a Founders Day Limited Edition Coin - access the map here
      • Railyard Park
        • DTR Market from 8am to 1pm at the Frisco Plaza
        • Rogers 140th Anniversary Time Capsule Ceremony at the Railyard Butterfield Stage at 2pm
          • Performance by the Rogers Heritage High School Pep Band
          • Mayor Greg Hines ​dedication speech 
        • Railyard Live Concert Series at the Butterfield Stage kicks-off with performances by Honeyjack, Rochelle Bradshaw & Hypnotion (free ticketed event)
      • Downtown Rogers
        • Train rides 10am to 4pm (Sponsored by the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad)
          • Kids tickets starting at $7
          • Adult tickets starting at $15
          • Purchase tickets here
        • Frisco Centennial Caboose tours from 10am to 4pm
        • APT at the Victory Theater - theater tour and film show - 5¢ admission
        • Various stores and sidewalk sales
        • Photo scavenger hunt
  • Contest - Digital Photo Contest: Rogers Life in 2021
    • The contest opens on March 15, 2021 and ends April 23, 2021 at 11:59pm (CST). Rogers residence is not necessary to enter.

All information from the Rogers Historical Museum.