Last updated: 2/2/2017
Stuttgart, Arkansas
Street Address
921 E. 4th St.
Stuttgart, AR 72160
Mailing Address
921 E. 4th St.
Stuttgart, AR 72160
phone: 870-673-7001
web: www.grandprairiemuseum.org/
Hours
Tuesday - Friday8 AM - 4 PM
Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday - Mondayclosed
Admissions
Closed on Sundays, Mondays, Legal Holidays and the Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie will be closed on some National Holidays, please call for more information.
Free
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Gena Seidenschwarz, Archivist
Beverly West, Gift Shop Manager
Jesse Walsh, Intern
Description

The Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie is here to show you how the pioneer prairie farmers and their families lived, worked, and played.

Artifact Collections

All of the artifacts in this museum were donated by descendents and pioneers, many of them still farming their forefathers' land. Through these displays, you'll learn how the prairie pioneer farmers lived, worked and played.

We have several outbuildings:

  • Newspaper Shop - an 1895 Freepress, Stuttgart's first English newspaper. Visit our Waterfowl Wing to learn about hunting on the Grand Prairie.
  • Fire House - Stuttgart's first 'store bought' hand cranked fire truck.
  • Outhouse - Privy.
  • Prairie School House - a replica of the once used Independence school located 3 1/2 miles northeast of Stuttgart in 1952 - a colony of Mennonites from the Midwest established the school in the 1880's.
  • Church - a 2/3 scale replica of the Lutheran Church built by founder Rev. Adam Buerkle.
  • Prairie House - a replica of an early prairie house with artifacts there were used by families in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
  • See our nationally recognized Waterfowl Wing. It depicts the early morning duck hunt, identifies species of ducks and their calls. A collection of decoys, guns and a duck blind.
  • Governance

    The Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit that receives it funding from private and individual donors. Admission to the museum is free, but there are several tiers of giving. Permanent brass plates in the museum list the contributions of donors. Donors also receive the Sodbuster, the official newsletter of the Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie.

    Publications

    "The Sodbuster" is a bi-annual newsletter of museum events.

    ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Restrooms

    Services

    Please call ahead to make arrangements for groups of more than 6 people. 870-673-7001.

    Gift Shop

    Group Tours

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