Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Visit Northwest Arkansas

At first glance, it might be hard to tell what an important place this small, unassuming house holds in history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the home looks much like the others in the neighborhood and consists of only one bedroom and 1,800 square feet. However, during the 1970's, it was home for two people who would shape the future of the country and the world.

Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham were married in the living room. It was the first home they shared and the only place they lived together before entering the public eye. The future U.S. president and future secretary of state would leave this house in 1976, only to move to the White House 17 years later. See for yourself the house that served as the backdrop for that October day in 1975. Through photographs, historical documents and videos, you'll learn about a part of the Clintons' life that many have never discovered. A time that isn't about being president, but about being a future president.

Witness rarely seen memorabilia of Clinton's early political career, including his campaigns for U.S. House of Representatives and Attorney General.

Study some of Clinton's earliest political speeches, showcasing his unique style that would eventually be discovered by millions around the globe.

View a faithful replica of Hillary's wedding dress, just like the one she wore when they were married in the living room.

Follow a timeline to put their Fayetteville years in perspective.

Peruse our complete gift shop, discovering books, mementos and more for a keepsake of your trip.

Be just steps away from the University of Arkansas campus, where the Clintons taught at the law school.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS MUSEUM is another extensive collection in archaeology, ethnography, geology, history, and zoology, with an emphasis on the natural and curtural history of Arkansas.

MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY, BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS offers a "Walk Through America's Past" in which visitors get a glimpse of what life was like for America's first inhabitants. The musuem is divided into five different time periods of the lives of the Native Americans, as seen through their artifacts.

SHILOH MUSEUM OF OZARK HISTORY, SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS features a variety of exhibits showcasing the region's native peoples, pioneers, the Civil War, the fruit and timber industries, and traditional Qzark folk life. Located in downtown Springdale there are six historic buildings on the museum grounds. The Shiloh Museum also houses a research library with a collection of over 7000,000 photographs of Ozark life.

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM, ROGERS, ARKANSAS collection includes 40,000 objects from across Benton County representing the life in Benton County from the 1880s to today.

THE WALMART VISITOR CENTER, BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS on the square in downtown Bentonville features artifacts and interactive displays for visitors of all ages.

PEA RIDGE NATIONAL MILITARY PARK, PEA RIDGE, ARKANSAS was established in 1956 to commemorate and preserve the Battle of Pea Ridge, which took place March 7-8, 1862. The 4,300 acre battlefield is one of the pristine Civil War battlefields in the United States.

My cousin Mary Ruth Durand and Jerry Nichols are working hard to preserve the local history.
Old Pea Ridge School Lunchroom Building is being turned into Heritage Building.
This Historical Museum is located in downtown Pea Ridge, Arkansas.


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