Artifact of the Week — November 7, 2019

Pink net Christmas tree made by Eugenia J. Rhodes
Pink net Christmas tree made by Eugenia J. Rhodes

Pink net Christmas tree made by Eugenia J. Rhodes (Mrs. Paul Rhodes, Sr.), from a net evening dress. Part of Mrs. Rhodes doll collection is around the tree in Mrs. Rhodes living room in her Fayetteville home, ca 1980. Note the Shirley Temple doll next to tree on left in picture. All doll dresses and many tree ornaments made by Mrs. Rhodes. Ann Adams Rhodes Collection

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Announcement — Nov. 6, 2019

Dear Museum Friends,

The Old Independence Regional Museum will be closed the week of Thanksgiving (Tuesday, November 26th thru Saturday, November 30th).  The museum will reopen under its normal operating hours on Tuesday, December 3rd. 

We recognize you may have out of town Thanksgiving holiday guests planning a museum visit.  No problem!  We love each and every opportunity to host visitors and are honored to welcome and accommodate your family and friends. 

By advance appointment, the museum will open its doors on Friday, November 29th.  One of our museum volunteers will meet you and your friends at the scheduled time to conduct a personal tour.  To schedule your request, please contact us at april@oirm.org or phone 870.793.2121.  We ask you email us or phone us no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 20th to schedule your Thanksgiving visit. 

Along with the museum staff and on behalf of our volunteers, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,

The Board of Trustees

Old Independence Regional Museum

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Christmas Family Day 2019

OIRM Christmas Family Day 2019
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Day Sponsor — October 31, 2019

Day Sponsor for October 31, 2019

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Artifact of the Week — October 25, 2019

Emma J Massey of Mack Dairy Farm
Emma J Massey of Mack Dairy Farm

100 years old this week! Born 10-22-1919.

We celebrate this early business woman of this community. Emma J Massey of Mack Dairy Farm.

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