New “I Spy” Game at the Old Independence Regional Museum

The staff and volunteers at Old Independence Regional Museum are pleased to announce a new “I Spy…” game is now available to children visiting the Museum. The first 100 students in K-12th grade who win the game will receive a commemorative Old Independence Regional Museum iron-on patch. The program is designed as a fun way to learn more about the history of our region.

“We have received several calls from parents and grandparents who are looking for programs for kids this summer and we thought this would be a fun opportunity for families to interact with our exhibits and each other,” stated Museum Educator, Amanda Nikkel. While the Museum does offer day camps they are on set days for certain ages while this activity will be available any day the Museum is open for all ages of children. Nikkel adds that “anyone of any age is welcome to request a copy of the game sheet in order to enhance their tour experience but only the first 100 students will be awarded the patch.”

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.