Gravette Historical Museum

Gravette Historical Museum Located at Field Kindley House on Charlotte St SE, Gravette, AR. Many items donated to Museum including WWI, WWII memorabilia, Gravette Shelling Plant, open and closed businesses, Schools, collections, and so much more. FREE Admission to all
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Viewing also by appointment - call 479-787-7334 Mission Statement: To collect and preserve the history of Gravette and surrounding communities.

Your Museum is hosting one of our favorite events of the year today. We have the entire Glenn Duffy Second Grade Class a...
05/14/2019

Your Museum is hosting one of our favorite events of the year today.

We have the entire Glenn Duffy Second Grade Class and their chaperones visiting today

Thank you to all our volunteers for making this a great opportunity for these young Gravette Citizens to learn a bit about Gravette’s history.

If you need a great little venue for 80-100 people this little gem is available in the City of Gravette. The cost to ren...
05/14/2019

If you need a great little venue for 80-100 people this little gem is available in the City of Gravette. The cost to rent it is $40 per day with a $50 deposit....I know right!

Where can you rent a newly renovated building set for catered events for 80-100 people for only $40?

Contact the city of Gravette at 479-787-5757 to reserve your spot today.

It’s well worth the drive.

Be sure to check out our Selfie Station at the egg hunt today! Starts at 11:00am at OCH Gravette Clinic.
04/20/2019

Be sure to check out our Selfie Station at the egg hunt today! Starts at 11:00am at OCH Gravette Clinic.

Thank you for helping us celebrate!   We celebrated the opening of a beautiful community building and a very valuable pe...
04/19/2019

Thank you for helping us celebrate! We celebrated the opening of a beautiful community building and a very valuable person's birthday.
"A people without the knowledge of their past orgin and culture is like a tree with no roots." Marcus Gray

This building.....If only you knew the history. Oh wait, today you can learn about all this magnificent structure has be...
04/18/2019

This building.....If only you knew the history.

Oh wait, today you can learn about all this magnificent structure has been used for.

At 5:30 on April 18, 2019 we will have an open house to give the Community of Gravette a chance to experience the newest addition of our growing community. Stop by and see this beauty and learn how you too can benefit from it.

It’s located at 503 Charlotte Street SE across from the Museum and Swimming Pool.

Remember 5:30 today!

Please join us..........Open House & Ribbon Cutting, April 18, 2019.  5:30-6:30 pm.In the summer of 1948 this Home Econo...
04/18/2019

Please join us..........
Open House & Ribbon Cutting, April 18, 2019. 5:30-6:30 pm.

In the summer of 1948 this Home Economics building and Agri building was constructed from the lumber from two war surplus Mess Halls from Camp Crowder. The halls were 25 ft. wide and 120 ft. long. They were dismantled and moved to Gravette and cost $75. The total cost was $8,000 for the Home Ec. and $11,000 for the Agri.. Today the Agri building is gone but the Home Ec. building has been purchased by the City and with the efforts of the Gravette Historical Museum, a grant and other contributors, has been converted into a Community Building. Open House and Ribbon Cutting will be Thursday April 18, 2019. 5:30 - 6:30 pm.

article and photo provided by Louise Evans

The Gravette Historical Museum has been busy creating a new historical marker on 4th Street. The marker is being done th...
03/17/2019

The Gravette Historical Museum has been busy creating a new historical marker on 4th Street. The marker is being done through a grant that the City obtained. All the work being done has been volunteer which is why it has taken longer than anticipated. All that is left on this project is the historical marker, the railroad crossbuck sign and a little more ballast. We appreciate your patience with us as we finish up this important landmark in our community.

The marker symbolizes where the Frisco railroad ran through town in the 30’s and 40’s.

03/17/2019

We apologize but due to unforeseen circumstances we will only be doing private tours through next weekend 3/23/19. If you would like to schedule a private viewing of our Museum please call Steve at 479-206-2491. Thank you.

03/16/2019

We’re very sorry but the museum will not be opening at all today, but we’ll be open from 10-2 tomorrow! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 🍀

03/16/2019

Due to a family emergency the museum will be opening late today. If you need a specific time to come, please call (479) 866-7297

Due to inclement weather our March meeting has been rescheduled~ March 11 @ 6:30 pm
03/04/2019

Due to inclement weather our March meeting has been rescheduled~ March 11 @ 6:30 pm

64 years ago....February 1955,  Gravette's first hospital was opened by Dr. Billy V. Hall. It contained 14 patiens beds,...
02/15/2019

64 years ago....February 1955, Gravette's first hospital was opened by Dr. Billy V. Hall. It contained 14 patiens beds, an operating room, a delivery room,a nursery, and an examining room. These are picture from the open house in 1955.

Remember when 💘 you decorated your mom's shoe box 💌 Happy Valentine's Day 💕💗💝
02/14/2019

Remember when 💘 you decorated your mom's shoe box 💌 Happy Valentine's Day 💕💗💝

02/03/2019

We are back to our normal hours! 10am-3pm Thursday Friday and Saturday and any other day or time by appointment! Also, if you have inquired about the history of your home or business in the last year please call (479) 866-7297 or come into the museum to see me! Thank you! -Randi Van Noy

Kurt Maddox Mayor Gravette, AR
01/11/2019

Kurt Maddox Mayor Gravette, AR

Steve Mitchael spoke this morning at Kiwanis about everything going on at the Gravette museum. If you haven’t been in a while you might want to go visit the museum.

503 Charlotte St Se
Gravette AR 72736

open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from noon-3pm, and by appointment for groups - 479-866-7297

About 100  years ago Mrs Ada Check, wife of Xerxes Check,  started a library at their farm, north of Beaty Arkansas.  Th...
01/07/2019

About 100 years ago Mrs Ada Check, wife of Xerxes Check, started a library at their farm, north of Beaty Arkansas. The Checks had moved to Arkansas from Minnesota about 1890.. The library shelves held over 2000 books that were available to everyone for miles around. The Gravette Historical Museum's display in the Gravette Library tells the story of Check's Corner Library. We invite you to stop in to see the display.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am-3pm. If you need a special day or time please feel free to call Randi Van Noy and set...
12/06/2018

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am-3pm. If you need a special day or time please feel free to call Randi Van Noy and set up a time (479) 866-7297

Gravette Historical Museum
12/04/2018

Gravette Historical Museum

More photos of fun and festivities~thank you everyone for making this event a success🎄
12/02/2018

More photos of fun and festivities~thank you everyone for making this event a success🎄

Santa and Mrs. Claus visited with Bob and Molly Kindley after the annual Christmas parade.
12/02/2018

Santa and Mrs. Claus visited with Bob and Molly Kindley after the annual Christmas parade.

Chrstmas Past………..Duffields’s was located in the original Bank of Gravett building at 117 Main Street, it offici...
11/29/2018

Chrstmas Past………..Duffields’s was located in the original Bank of Gravett building at 117 Main Street, it officially opened on Gravette Day, August 1969 as a partnership of Lereta Duffy and her sister, Leta Fields--hence the name, Duffield’s (Leta was bought out in 1981.) Merchandise included fabrics sewing notions, gifts carpets, drapes, and ladies’ ready to wear. Children’s wear and men’s wear were added soon after ( Information provided by Gravette History Book)

For those of us growing up in Gravette Duffield's at Christmas time became a beautiful magical place featuring lighted Lefton Christmas Village Houses. Duffield's unfortunately is part of our Christmas past but the magic lives on. The museum will feature a beautiful collection of Lefton Christmas Village Houses this year at our open house on Dec. 1 after the Christmas Parade. In the Kindley house the display was donated by Ron and Linda Teasley. The annex display will feature houses donated by David and Carol Wills. We are so thankful for their generous donations and know you will enjoy them.

We are excited to host another year of fun and fellowship🎄 Please plan on joining us.
11/29/2018

We are excited to host another year of fun and fellowship🎄 Please plan on joining us.

The Gravette Historical Museum will host an open house at the museum immediately after the 4:30 PM parade on Saturday, December 1. There will be an opportunity to take pictures with Santa, cookies, hot chocolate, hot dogs, a bonfire, tours of the Kindley House, and the Police vs. Fire chili cook off! Make plans to join us!

The museum received a gift today from local Wood crafter Gayle Williams. Thank you Gayle.
11/24/2018

The museum received a gift today from local Wood crafter Gayle Williams. Thank you Gayle.

All is Merry & Bright~ We hope to see you at our Christmas Open House Dec. 1 after the parade🎄
11/18/2018

All is Merry & Bright~ We hope to see you at our Christmas Open House Dec. 1 after the parade🎄

11/14/2018

Does anyone out there have a source for or would anyone out there be willing to donate any of the following for the Christmas program at the Gravette Historical Museum?

200 cans of assorted pop
200 bottles of water
500 packages of chips
500 paper plates or hot dog trays
500 paper napkins
ketchup, mustard & relish

Thanks and remember it’s the season for giving and what better way to give than to a non profit whose mission is to provide opportunities for kids to smile while visiting Santa.

As we enter the Holiday Season we would ask that you remember the Gravette Historical Museum in your gift giving plans. ...
11/14/2018

As we enter the Holiday Season we would ask that you remember the Gravette Historical Museum in your gift giving plans.

As a non profit, we rely on private donations to keep this magnificent facility open just for you.

Every program from our “My Collection Exhibit” to the “Dutch Oven Cook Off” and our “My Grandmas Quilt Show” to the photo opportunities we provide at events around the community to everyone’s favorite, the Christmas Program, everything we host is free to you and your family.

So this Holiday Season put on your Santa Clause outfit, cheer Ho Ho Ho and please consider a gift of $100, $50 or even $25 dollars.

Checks are tax deductible and can be mailed to:

Gravette Historical Museum
Box 431
Gravette, AR 72736

Thanks for your support....we count on it!

City Of Gravette - Government
11/12/2018

City Of Gravette - Government

Fill up for a good cause! 🌶️🌶️
A police vs. fire chili cook-off will take place on Sat., Dec. 1, at the Museum open house immediately following the Christmas parade. Tasting is free, but you can vote for your favorite chili with a donation. The department that raises the most money gets to donate the proceeds to the charity of their choice. The GPD is cooking for Shop with a Cop and the GFD is cooking for Christmas for Kids. Will the GPD claim victory once again or will the GFD gain redemption with a 2018 win?? Join us to find out!

A few pictures from the Veterans Day service and reception.
11/12/2018

A few pictures from the Veterans Day service and reception.

11/12/2018

Nice service today honoring Veterans Day and Capt. Field Eugene Kindley. Thanks to all who participated and all who worked so hard to make it possible.

Sonshine Quartet
11/08/2018

Sonshine Quartet

We are honored to be asked to sing the National Anthem this Sunday, Nov. 11, 2:30-3:00 p.m., at the memorial service commemorating the 100th Anniversary of WWI Armistice and for Captain Field E. Kindley from Gravette (for whom the park is named), WWI Flying Ace. Full color guard and message by Kim Hendren. Hillcrest Cemetery in Gravette. Reception following at the Gravette Museum at 503 Charlotte St. SE.

City Of Gravette - Government
11/06/2018

City Of Gravette - Government

The Gravette Historical Museum Commission will host a Veterans Day service and commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the World War I armistice on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 2:30 PM at the Hillcrest Cemetery. State Senator Col. Jim Hendren will be the featured speaker at this event.

Photos from Gravette Historical Museum's post
10/27/2018

Photos from Gravette Historical Museum's post

Stop by the Ozark Community Hospitals trick or treat today in Gravette from 4 until ????There’s food, games, candy, cr...
10/27/2018

Stop by the Ozark Community Hospitals trick or treat today in Gravette from 4 until ????

There’s food, games, candy, critters and lots of little trick or treaters!

If you do stop by and see us for a photo on our Museum tractor

The maple trees are really pretty at the Museum this year.  Remember to  stop by to see them and visit the Museum. and w...
10/26/2018

The maple trees are really pretty at the Museum this year. Remember to stop by to see them and visit the Museum. and while you are in the neighborhood, early voting is just next door.

We had a great day at the Hiwasse Fall Festival~ Thank you Bob and Sandy Kelley for loaning us your buddy🍁
09/30/2018

We had a great day at the Hiwasse Fall Festival~ Thank you Bob and Sandy Kelley for loaning us your buddy🍁

We are open today. It's a great weekend  to make memories Visit our GHS school display.  Plan on visiting us at the Hiwa...
09/28/2018

We are open today. It's a great weekend to make memories
Visit our GHS school display. Plan on visiting us at the Hiwasse Fall Festival Selfie Booth.

Schedule of Events🦁
Friday, Sept 28th Morning
Homecoming Parade 10 am
Friday, Sept 28th Afternoon
Kindley Museum Open 10am-3pm

Friday, Sept 28th Evening
Homecoming Football Game and Tailgating 5:30-7:00
All Alumni will be recognized before kick off at 7:00 pm. Wear your letter jackets, sweaters, class rings and other items.
Saturday, Sept 29th 11:00 am-2:00 pm

🍁Sept. 29 11 am to 2:00 pm ~ Hiwasse Community Building and Playground~ 13680 Firehouse Lane~
Hamburger or Hot Dog Meal $5.00, Music by Rockin' Roads Band, Local Vendors, Games, Pumpkin Painting and Bouncy House. Chili Cook Off begins at 1:00 pm and $1.00 to sample

Bring you lawn chair, enjoy a visit with your classmates and neighbors and take a cute family photo.

Remember…."two bits, four bits, six bits a dollar, all for the Lions  stand up and holler".. GO LIONS!🦁 photos prov...
09/27/2018

Remember…."two bits, four bits, six bits a dollar, all for the Lions stand up and holler".. GO LIONS!
🦁 photos provided by Louise Evans

Our September meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, September 10 at 6:30 pm
09/03/2018

Our September meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, September 10 at 6:30 pm

Shared by Louise Evans:The Gravette Historical Museum received a donation of this Gravette High School Band uniform worn...
08/30/2018

Shared by Louise Evans:

The Gravette Historical Museum received a donation of this Gravette High School Band uniform worn 1946 to 1952 from a member of the Class of 1952. The jacket was worn with white pants and they really looked sharp. The band director was Mr C. C. Sargeant . See our band display at the Gravette Library.. Thanks Loretta.

It was a great day!  Thank you everyone for supporting The Dutch Oven Cook Off.We sampled some great dishes and the winn...
08/17/2018

It was a great day! Thank you everyone for supporting The Dutch Oven Cook Off.

We sampled some great dishes and the winners were~
1st Place Bread All Fired Up, 1st place Main Dish Pepperoni Sausage Stuffed Pizza,1st Place Dessert Maple Bourbon Bread Pudding, 1st place Novice Silver Dollar City Potatoes.

1st Place Over All~Pot Rasslers
2nd Place Over All~Culvercreek Posse
3rd Place Over All~ All Fired Up
1st Place Novice~ Pot Stirrers

We are looking forward to next Year!

We are cook'n on Gravette Day~ Dutch Oven Cook Off & Raffle Basket fundraiser ~ Public Tasting @2~ Tasting Bowls $3
08/11/2018

We are cook'n on Gravette Day~ Dutch Oven Cook Off & Raffle Basket fundraiser ~ Public Tasting @2~ Tasting Bowls $3

Come by Kindley Park close to the Gazebo and get your picture taken at the Gravette Historical Museum’s Selfie Station...
08/11/2018

Come by Kindley Park close to the Gazebo and get your picture taken at the Gravette Historical Museum’s Selfie Station. It’s free and you use your own camera.

We will have some ladies from Rhea Ella Vista Quester’s on site to assist you in taking your pictures.

Hope to see everyone there.

More Gravette Day Memories~  Photos provided by Louise Evans
08/08/2018

More Gravette Day Memories~ Photos provided by Louise Evans

Remembering Gravette Day Memories & Looking forward to making new ones~ photos provided by Louise Evans
08/08/2018

Remembering Gravette Day Memories & Looking forward to making new ones~ photos provided by Louise Evans

The Gravette Historical Museum will be hosting it’s annual Dutch Oven Cookoff this Saturday on the Museum grounds as p...
08/07/2018

The Gravette Historical Museum will be hosting it’s annual Dutch Oven Cookoff this Saturday on the Museum grounds as part of Gravette Day.

And staying with tradition, we will also be having a raffle for many awesome gift baskets. One of the raffle items is this brand new charcoal grill. One lucky person will be taking this gem home with them Saturday afternoon.

Tickets can be purchased on the Museum grounds all day.

The Museum will be open until 4:00 and is free admission.

The Museum is located at 501 Charlotte Street SE next to the city pool.

Come celebrate Gravette’s history with us this Saturday 8/11/2018.

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503 Charlotte St SE
Gravette, AR
72736

Opening Hours

Thursday 10:00 - 15:00
Friday 10:00 - 15:00
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00

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(479) 787-7334

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