Arkansas State University Museum
ASU Museum is a veritable treasure of Northeast Arkansas history, culture, and natural history with 19,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 80,000 regionally acquired objects.
Rockabilly! The Northeast Arkansas Story is the museum's latest permanent exhibit. Teens in the 1950s learned to dip, dive and jive to the raucous Rockabilly sound that developed in the region. Now visitors young and old can check out what it was all about.
Other permanent exhibits feature fossils going back 300 million years ago, a fully articulated Mastodon skeleton replica based on actual bones found in Northeast Arkansas, prehistoric Native American life and culture, early settlement in Northeast Arkansas (“Living Off the Land”), period exhibits highlighting shops typical of regional towns dating 1880–1920 (“Old Town Arkansas”), a military gallery, decorative arts, and more. Multiple activities target children and support science, technology, engineering and math. Family-oriented events celebrate Black History Month (February), Archaeology Month (March), and Día de los Muertos (November). Juried children’s art from area schools is featured every April in “Through a Child’s Eyes.” ASU Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an official Visitors' Center for the Crowley's Ridge Parkway.