Museums & Libraries Nearby

Kansas City Southern Depot
Downtown Mena

 1920 Mediterranean style

Houses local items.

Below are museums in Montgomery County


Name: Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County


Location: Mount Ida, Arkansas
Hours: M-T-W-F 9-4  
Sat & Sun 1-4 p.m. Closed Thurs.
Phone: 870-867-4422    E-mail:   
Displays: Montgomery Co. History & Genealogy.             Notes: displays include timber industry, crystals, country living, working. Barn and one-room school. County publications for sale.

 Name: Lum & Abner Museum & Store
Location: Pine Ridge, Arkansas
Hours: March-Nov Tue-Sat o-5, Sun 12-5 closed Monday. Appointment other hours if needed. 
Phone: 870-326-4442
Displays: Memorabilia of Lum and Abner radio show, and area artifacts.

Notes: Great place to have your picture made, or to pick up that “Arkansas” souvenir.

Name:  Old Norman High School
Location: Norman, Arkansas
Hours: Tuesday & Friday 10:30-5 or by Appt.  
(Open May 1-Oct 30, closed during winter months)
email: nhpp14 at
Displays:  One-room school replica (Ms. Zena’s) Genealogy & local history library. Sawmill room with 100 year old wagon, sawmill shotgun house from the 1920s-30s, Vintage Office with old equipment and local pictures, artifacts. Senior pictures from 1924-1972.                                      
Notes: Building is being renovated, and only parts are “useable” but all can be seen.  Several books for Montgomery County are sold here.

libsqName: Norman Library & Square
Location: Norman, Arkansas
E-mail:  tmc at
Displays: local books, pictures & newspapers.

Notes: Believed to be the smallest freestanding public library in the Arkansas  None found smaller, so far.  Third smallest in USA, so far.

© Shirley Manning 2004