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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 and the surrounding region, as well as a passion for history in general.


The Society promotes public interest in the history and genealogy of Baxter County, Arkansas, and acquires, restores, preserves and maintain documents, photographs, digital files and databases, as well as physical objects pertaining to the history of the people and places of Baxter County, the surrounding Ozark region and the State of Arkansas, for the benefit, education and research of the general public.


To help accomplish this mission, the Society maintains:

  1. A facility in which to archive and preserve appropriate documents and photographs.
  2. A facility to provide museum space for display of historical artifacts and images.
  3. Historical buildings and sites which pertain to the Society’s mission.
  4. A quarterly publication, Baxter County History, with appropriate articles related to the mission of the Society.
  5. Other publications which further the mission. (Books and Items for Sale).
  6. A website and a Facebook page which help to further the mission. baxtercountyhistory.org
  7. A monthly meeting of the Society with guest speakers who present interesting and informative talks on various aspects of history and family history; and special meetings as needed. (Meeting Information). Meetings are free and visitors are always welcome.
  8. We provide speakers to schools and organizations at no charge.

We maintain the Casey House next to the county fairgrounds, the oldest house in Mountain Home still standing (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 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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