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5/28/2019 Member News
Grant Helps Rogers Historical Museum Get Kids Involved in Local History

The Clorox Company Foundation and Glad Manufacturing in Rogers have partnered with The Rogers Historical Museum to offer hands-on and interactive history programs to local schoolchildren. The Clorox Company Foundation and Glad Manufacturing awarded a grant to the Museum to help offset the cost for providing The Museum’s Rocky Branch field trip program to over 500 students in 2019.

During the program, students spend the day just as children 100 years ago would have – writing on slates, completing lessons from vintage text books and playing with vintage toys during recess. While the Rocky Branch program is a hit with children, it’s also popular with area teachers who see the program as a way to get their students excited to learn about their heritage.

The Rogers Historical Museum has offered the Rocky Branch program for more than 20 years, and schools throughout Benton and Washington counties, as well as home school groups participate.