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The mission of the Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville, Arkansas, is the acquisition and preservation of artifacts and archival materials significant to the history of Independence County, Arkansas, and the surrounding counties, making these materials available for research and providing history-based education for the public through exhibits and programs.


The Old Independence Regional Museum will be recognized as the leading historical resource in North Central Arkansas for interpreting and sharing history in ways that inspire others.

Core Values:

  • Being an effective steward of all resources entrusted to our care and use.
  • Communicating openly and honestly, both internally and externally.
  • Inspiring a desire for learning in our visitors.
  • Fostering an appreciation of all peoples connected to our region.

Copyright © 2011 -


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