The Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society is a group of people from over the county, as well as from around the country, who share a common interest in preserving the history of Baxter County, Arkansas - as well as a passion for history in general.
The mission of the Historical Society is to preserve and interpret the history of Baxter County by: acquiring, preserving, and showcasing artifacts; acquiring, preserving, and making available for research records documenting the social, economic, and political history of the county through an active archival program; promoting historical and genealogical research; and educating children and adults about the county’s rich cultural heritage through lectures, exhibits, tours and our quarterly journal the Baxter County History, received by all members of the Society.
The Historical Society does the following to fulfill its mission:
We have monthly meetings with interesting programs, along with refreshments and just socializing. Everyone in the area, including non-members, is welcome. Meeting Information.
We publish a quarterly journal (Baxter County History) with interesting articles and photographs about the history of the county and surrounding area.
We sell various books, publications, CDs and DVDs related to the history and genealogy of Baxter County and the Ozarks (Books and Items for Sale).
We administer an archival program which is responsible for acquiring, preserving and making available for research, records and other materials pertaining to virtually all aspects of Baxter County history.
We maintain the Casey House next to the county fairgrounds, the oldest house in Mountain Home still standing (it was built in 1858). Tours are offered during the Fair and on other occasions.
We co-sponsor History Day with the Mountain Home Parks & Recreation Department every October at the Rapp’s Barren historic settlement in Cooper Park.
We provide speakers to schools and organizations at no charge.
We invite you to help us preserve the history of Baxter County by Becoming A Member of the Historical Society.
Heritage Center at 808 South Baker Street
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