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Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum

Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum We honor our service men and women from the Civil War, World War I & II, Korea, and Vietnam, in a permanent exhibition, rotating the objects.

Operating as usual

05/23/2018

We would like to thank several folks that helped make our chicken dinner fundraiser a huge success: Tyson Cook Team, The Ladies of RSVP, Museum board members and volunteers that gave their day, and finally all of you that purchased dinners. We cannot do fundraisers without all of these fine people!

Make your plans now. Great food to support a great museum!
04/24/2018

Make your plans now. Great food to support a great museum!

The museum is open today to visitors:) many Christmas decorations have already been put up. Come out and enjoy the beaut...
11/22/2016

The museum is open today to visitors:) many Christmas decorations have already been put up. Come out and enjoy the beautiful history and pretty lights :) open until 4pm.
- Ramsey Douglas

09/29/2016

The Pine Bluff/Jefferson Historical Museum, due to conflicting schedules, will be cancelling the Fish Fry that was scheduled for October 18, 2016.

09/13/2016

The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum will be hosting a Fish Plate Dinner on October 18, 2016. The dinner will begin at 5:30 pm and end at 7:00pm. Tickets will go on sale at the museum starting Thursday September 15th. Hours of operation at the museum are Wed.- Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 10am-2pm. Fish plates are $25 each and the proceeds will go towards the support of the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum. Visitors may drop in and retrieve their fish plate, or come inside and sit at a table to eat, the museum will be open for the visitors to browse through and enjoy the artifacts as well. We hope the community will come out and help support the museum.

A picture of the Arlington Hotel in Pine Bluff AR (left) with the room key tag donated by Mr. Brandon Sutton.
06/14/2016

A picture of the Arlington Hotel in Pine Bluff AR (left) with the room key tag donated by Mr. Brandon Sutton.

Saturday morning tour :) History is one of the most beautiful and important things we can share with our children.
06/11/2016

Saturday morning tour :) History is one of the most beautiful and important things we can share with our children.

These beautiful wedding dresses will be coming down soon. If you haven't gotten a chance to come view these gorgeous gow...
06/10/2016

These beautiful wedding dresses will be coming down soon. If you haven't gotten a chance to come view these gorgeous gowns, then make a point to stop by this week or next week. After that they will be put away. These are beautiful historical dresses that you won't want to miss.

Check us out in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette Page 8E. Better yet, come on by and see for yourself! Tuesday-Friday 10:00...
06/09/2016

Check us out in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette Page 8E. Better yet, come on by and see for yourself! Tuesday-Friday 10:00-4:00, Saturday 10:00-2:00.

A recently acquired addition to the museum. Two cornerstones from C.P. Coleman High School. The beautiful cornerstones r...
06/08/2016

A recently acquired addition to the museum. Two cornerstones from C.P. Coleman High School. The beautiful cornerstones reside in the front Lobby at the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum. The cornerstones were donated by Mr. Earl Mays and Mrs. Ora Mays of Pine Bluff Arkansas.

Beautifully done!
03/03/2016
Downtown Pine Bluff Documentary

Beautifully done!

This is a short documentary of downtown Pine Bluff. It specifically recognizes Main Street. A special thanks to Simmons First National Bank, Kathy Majewska, ...

Got to see a few familiar faces today! We had a blast! Hamburg Middle School group of 7th and 8th graders came to visit ...
02/12/2016

Got to see a few familiar faces today! We had a blast! Hamburg Middle School group of 7th and 8th graders came to visit today! And I'm so very glad they did! Katrina Dillow Ström

Watson Chapel Students visiting the museum. Thanks for visiting :) come back and see us soon!
02/10/2016

Watson Chapel Students visiting the museum. Thanks for visiting :) come back and see us soon!

Ridgeway Christian Elementary  students having fun at the museum :) We enjoyed having the kids, teachers, and parents co...
01/29/2016

Ridgeway Christian Elementary students having fun at the museum :) We enjoyed having the kids, teachers, and parents come visit us today.

Christmas at the PBJC Historical Museum 2015
01/27/2016

Christmas at the PBJC Historical Museum 2015

PBJC Historical Museum is happy to be hosting "The Great War: Arkansas in World War I" A traveling exhibit of the Arkans...
01/27/2016

PBJC Historical Museum is happy to be hosting "The Great War: Arkansas in World War I" A traveling exhibit of the Arkansas History Commission. The exhibit will be open to the public Wednesday-Friday 10am-4pm and Starting this week we will be opening up 10am-2pm on Saturdays. This exhibit will be at the Historical Museum for only a short while, the last day to view the exhibit will be February 3rd, so get in and see this amazing exhibit soon.

07/29/2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 the Museum hosted a wonderful luncheon to honor volunteers. We had a delicious meal and a full house including the Jefferson County Judge. Please consider volunteering your time to the Museum so next summer will will have to use two rooms for our appreciation luncheon. Volunteers are needed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00-4:00. Anytime you have to give would be appreciated.

See our new February 2015 museum newsletter. Click here: http://joedempseyphoto.com/museum-february-2015-newsletter-lr.p...
02/25/2015

See our new February 2015 museum newsletter. Click here:http://joedempseyphoto.com/museum-february-2015-newsletter-lr.pdf

06/08/2014

We are very sad to say goodbye to our friend Rick Joslin. He had so many plans to help make our museum a wonderful place. Rest in peace friend.

05/06/2014

Pine Bluff had a wonderful weekend to celebrate its 175 birthday. Numerous people stopped by the museum on Saturday and seemed to enjoy themselves.

05/01/2014

Come to the museum this weekend to celebrate Pine Bluff's birthday. Hours of operation: Friday & Saturday 10:00-4:00.

04/26/2014

The Pine Bluff Jefferson County Historical Museum is always looking for volunteers to help. Please let us know if you could give a few hours a week to this great cause. This museum could be a real show place for our fine city and county!!

03/24/2014

Looking for something interesting to do during spring break to entertain the kids? Come to the museum (Wednesday-Saturday hours) and take a stroll back to a simpler way of life. This adventure will be enjoyed by the young and old alike. Best part... It's FREE!!!

Tonight was a treat for the 30 people present for the presentation of "History Under our Feet in Pine Bluff" by John H. ...
03/07/2014

Tonight was a treat for the 30 people present for the presentation of "History Under our Feet in Pine Bluff" by John H. House an archeologist with UAPB. His talk was very informative and enjoyed by all. Come visit the museum and see what you can learn about your city and county!

02/17/2014

The reception for the Jimmy McKissic exhibit today was a success! The members of the Pine Bluff Chapter of Links Inc. were great hostesses. The refreshments were tasty and the film was very enlightening. Please go by the museum and see for yourself.

02/13/2014

The Pine Bluff Chapter of Links, Inc. will also sponsor lectures February 19-21, 2014. Friends and family members will give lectures each of these days at 1:00. Please come to the Museum for a wonderful series of lectures on Pine Bluff's own Jimmy McKissic!!!

02/13/2014

Exciting event.... Sunday February 16, 2014, 2:00-4:00 The Pine Bluff Chapter of Links, Inc. will host a Black History Month exhibit of Jimmy McKissic- The Road To Carnegie Hall. Friends and family of Mr. McKissic will be present. His music will be playing in the gallery and a film of one of his performances will be playing in the Brick Room. Refreshments will also be served. Come on down to the Museum for a wonderful afternoon.

Address

201 E 4th Ave
Pine Bluff, AR
71601

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm

Telephone

(870) 541-5402

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I am looking for Whelan family descendants in the Pine Bluff area. Marie Kenward Whelan, was born 4 Sep 1899, in Pine Bluff, dau. of John Ervin Whelan & Jennie Ryan. A talented musician, she left Pine Bluff to attend the Indiana Conservatory of Music in 1917. She later married Cecil Isaac, Sr. in Indianapolis and lived the rest of her life in Connersville, IN. I have a number of photo albums, letters, and other family mementos which were in the possession of Marie & Cecil's only son, Cecil Isaac, Jr, who died last month in Bellingham, WA. I am hoping to find someone who would be interested in these family treasures. Although most of the items are from her life in Indiana, before & after marriage, there are pictures of her parents and letters to and from her mother in Pine Bluff. I hope to be able to pass these on to someone connected to the Whelan family. Many thanks!
Yes ilove jeferson arkansa it so amazing Wow very nice and beautiful place.
How did the ghosts of Sawdust Bridge nearly put an end to the fledgling city of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, itself? Find out how Civil War era superstitions shaped the town and region in “Once Upon a Time in Arkansas: Dexter Harding’s Sawdust Bridge” with Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum’s John Mitchell and Pine Bluff Downtown Development, Inc.’s, Joy Blankenship Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:30 a.m.
Second stop for the ADPT fam tour is the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum for a guided tour with John Mitchell. #ExplorePineBluff #OnePineBluff
A very early and faded memory is riding a passenger train in 1947 or perhaps 1948. This Pine Bluff Depot was the origination point to Longview, TX. Visiting my grandparents with my mother. I remember my father riding alongside the Pullman coach on a paved road I cannot remember the identity. Perhaps 4th street? He waved as we waved to him alongside I can still see in my memory. That was in the day, the steam engine had to have water and coal for fuel. With diesel electric 'Jacks' to follow a short time later. I don't live in PB any longer and wonder if that old Depot still stands? I guess it does since this seems to be a recent photo. Thanks for memory.
In commemorating the centennial of America’s military involvement in World War I, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena has created an exhibition, "Over Here and There: the Sons and Daughters of Arkansas’s Delta at War," honoring the men and women of Arkansas’s Delta counties who answered the nation’s call to military service in 1917 and 1918. The exhibition’s grand opening festivities shall be held Saturday, May 5, 2018, beginning at 11 a.m. at the DCC Visitors Center at 141 Cherry St. in Helena-West Helena. The event will open with a remembrance ceremony and the posting of colors. Guests can observe demonstrations performed by WWI reenactors and enjoy refreshments in addition to receiving the first viewing of the new exhibit. These festivities will run through 1:30PM and the museum remains open until 5.
The museum is hardly ever open. If closing time is at 4pm, how can a family bring their children during the week of school gets out from 2:50-3:15? The history of Pine Bluff is so rich but the museum is a hidden gem. 💎
I found this little jewel in Prattsville yesterday. It's a hotel room key tag from the late 1800's early 1900's. A museum piece perhaps? :)