Museum to Offer Free Program for Senior Citizens

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The staff and volunteers at Old Independence Regional Museum will be hosting a series of programs for seniors in 2014 –  the last Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m.  The next program will be March 25th and will focus on the music of the Great Depression.  Museum volunteer, Nona Floyd will lead a discussion on the history of several popular songs.  In the end, participants will construct a set of musical spoons and learn to play a simple rhythm.  The program schedule for the remainder of 2014 will be:

March 25th – Music of the Great Depression

April 22nd – Plants and Herbs

May 27th – May Flowers

June 24th – Celebrate Independence

July 29th – Clothes Pin Crafts

August 26th – Optical Illusions

September 30th – Sand Art

October 28th – Corn Husk Crafts

November 25th – Thanksgiving

December 16th – Christmas Music

This program is free.  Space is limited to 15 participants and reservations are required.  Please call the museum at 870-793-2121 to reserve your space

This humanities program is made possible by local support from Independence County and the City of Batesville, as well as by Challenge Grant Endowment funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Old Independence serves a 12-county area:  Baxter, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Marion, Poinsett, Sharp, Stone, White, and Woodruff.  Parts of these present-day counties comprised the original Independence County in 1820s Arkansas territory.

The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Sundays.  Regular admission is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for seniors and $1.00 for children.  The museum is located at 380 South 9th street, between Boswell and Vine Streets in Batesville. During your visit, stop by our gift shop.  We stock many items from local artists, authors, and crafters, as well as historical toys and games.