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This is the waterwheel for the gristmill exhibit.  The raw construction is completed.  Justin Sanders will get the pump hooked up next week and we will be able to start including the details and artifacts for the exhibit.  

The New Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center

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Construction began this week on a mid-1800's log cabin.  This will be the home to our homestead exhibit.  Guests will enter the cabin, complete with front porch, after leaving the deck of the steamboat Ozark Queen.  While on the Queen, guests will be able to go inside the bowels of the ship to the boiler room, guest quarters and galley, the elegant dining room, and stroll along the deck alongside the majestic White River.  

Expanding Our Reach

We need your help to expand the Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center.  As you can see from the photos, every exhibit is going to be immersive and transport guests back in time.  These exhibits cost anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 to build and design.  We're also working to retire the $100,000 bank loan that was needed to restore our beautiful building.

We're continuing to add a few details to our Early Explorers & Trappers exhibit.  This is part of our Birth of the Ozarks Gallery that includes exhibits on Native Americans, early exploring, trapping and trading, the Keelboat, Trail of Tears, gristmill, and leads onto Calico Landing where our visitors will soon be able to board the steamboat Ozark Queen.

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Last Updated:9/16/2020

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Calico Rock Community Foundation

104 Main Street

Calico Rock, Arkansas 72519‚Äč