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.

Today & Everday  We are grateful🇺🇸
11/11/2019

Today & Everday We are grateful🇺🇸

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived felt dawn saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
By John McCrae

Now is a beautiful time to to stop by for a visit🍁🍂🍁    October gave a party.  The Leaves of hundreds came.  Th...
10/29/2019

Now is a beautiful time to to stop by for a visit🍁🍂🍁 October gave a party. The Leaves of hundreds came. The Chestnuts, Oaks and Maples. Sunshine spread a carpet. And everything was grand. Miss Weather lead the dancing. And Professor Wind the band.~ George Cooper🍂🍁🍂

10/09/2019
The Gravette Shelling Co.... The black walnuts are falling and this is how it all began...It was 1936, in the midst of t...
10/08/2019

The Gravette Shelling Co.... The black walnuts are falling and this is how it all began...It was 1936, in the midst of the depression and Mr. Mandel Raffe was on his way to Texas looking for pecans when he stopped in Gravette to visit a friend, L.E. Cooper. Here he discovered black walnuts. Mr. Raffe, a native of Boston, decided to stay in Gravette and start a new business, he was associated with Allen and Clifton McAllister in this first operation. in the building formerly occupied by Perry Humes' Cold Drink Stand. It was Thanksgiving Day 1936 ,The first work force was Lloyd Harris, his sister, Bertha Harris and uncle Earl Pierce. They, along with Bob Dugan, later became partners with Mr. Raffe For more information of this operation that employed about 150 people, see our display at the Gravette Historical Museum.

Please put on your calendars and join us Friday, Oct 11th and Saturday October 12th for the My Grandma & Me Quilt Show!
10/04/2019

Please put on your calendars and join us Friday, Oct 11th and Saturday October 12th for the My Grandma & Me Quilt Show!

Come see us today~We are picture perfect. Hiwasse Fall Festival. Hiwasse Community Building. 11 to 2 🍁🍎🍂
09/28/2019

Come see us today~We are picture perfect. Hiwasse Fall Festival. Hiwasse Community Building. 11 to 2 🍁🍎🍂

The Gravette Historical Museum is having a raffle of the following items:1 bottle of 2017 Nina’s Pinot Grigio,1 bottle...
09/10/2019

The Gravette Historical Museum is having a raffle of the following items:
1 bottle of 2017 Nina’s Pinot Grigio,
1 bottle of 2015 Bud’s Block Malbec,
I cap
1 wine bag.
Retail value of this package is 76.25

Bidders must be 21 to participate. The winner MUST provide proof of age before the raffle item will be released. Auction ends September 12, 2019 at 8:00 pm. The winner will be notified by private messenger. The package must be picked up at the Gravette Historical Museum which is located at 501 Charlotte Street SE, Gravette Arkansas 72736. The raffle item must be picked up before 12:00 pm on September 21, 2019 or the raffle item will be forfeited. Payment must be made at pickup.

Opening bid is $20.00. Bids must be made in $1.00 increments and must be made as a comment.

Please spread the word about this raffle with all your friends

*this raffle is not sponered by or associated with Facebook.

09/06/2019

The Gravette Community Center at the Historic Home Ecomomic Building is a great place to rent for weddings, family reunions, educational seminars or other small events.

It seats approximately 50 and there are 8 tables that can be arranged in a variety of ways.

The decor portrays the history of Gravette and there is an original kitchen preserved as it would have been in a classroom setting during the 1950’s.

The price is very affordable and the faculty is newly renovated.

The schedule is filling up for this new facility so hurry and reserve your spot today.

Members of the Class of 1959 met at the Gravette Historical Museum Gravette Day.
08/15/2019

Members of the Class of 1959 met at the Gravette Historical Museum Gravette Day.

We had a great turn out for the Dutch Oven Cook Off on Gravette Day. Below are the winners of each division and the over...
08/12/2019

We had a great turn out for the Dutch Oven Cook Off on Gravette Day. Below are the winners of each division and the overall group. If you’ve not experienced this event make sure and come give it a try next year. We have a tasting when the judging is over and there’s always lots of yummy dishes to experience.

Gravette Historical Museum
Gravette Arkansas

Thank you everyone!  It was a great day!
08/11/2019

Thank you everyone! It was a great day!

Our Dutch Oven Cook Off is in full swing and includes our raffle. Please stop by and make the Gravette Historical Museum...
08/10/2019

Our Dutch Oven Cook Off is in full swing and includes our raffle. Please stop by and make the Gravette Historical Museum part of your Gravette Day celebration.

Come see us.. Gravette Day!   We  have great donations this year!  You will not want to miss a chance to win~Tickets are...
08/07/2019

Come see us.. Gravette Day! We have great donations this year! You will not want to miss a chance to win~Tickets are $1 for 1, $5 for 6 and $10 for 13

Don’t forget to stop by your museum on Gravette Day. We have the Dutch Oven Cook Off, our tasting, raffle drawing and ...
08/06/2019

Don’t forget to stop by your museum on Gravette Day. We have the Dutch Oven Cook Off, our tasting, raffle drawing and lots of historic artifacts for you to see.

This year we are featuring this model of Captain Field Kindley made by local craftsman Nick Nichols. If you like local history, military history or modeling, you will love the models Nick has loaned us. Each is made hand crafted from a historical photograph and are amazingly detailed. The best example is the Field Kindley model where you will find Captain Kindley holding his beloved canine, Fokker.

Stop by the museum. It’s a great way to cool off and learn a bit about Gravette’s history.

Gravette Day is coming up! Make sure you stop by the museum for our Dutch Oven Event!
07/26/2019

Gravette Day is coming up! Make sure you stop by the museum for our Dutch Oven Event!

HFA Architects, Engineers, Interiors
05/24/2019

HFA Architects, Engineers, Interiors

Our very own Pepper McTyre & Jamie Barnes were recently part of the ribbon cutting ceremony for our 2018 pro bono project, The Gravette Community Center! #HFAatWork #renovation #HFAGives

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.

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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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