Visiting the Caddo Valley Academy/Old Norman High School is like taking a trip 94 years back in time. The stately two-story edifice was built in 1924 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Renovations led by the Norman Historic Preservation Program (NHPP) continue and a tour becomes a trip through mini-museums depicting the school as it was many years ago as well as the history of an old “sawmill”town. Special tours can be arranged by calling in advance. A cottage available for lodging is also on the grounds
234 Hattie St.
Norman, AR 71960 US
10am - 4 pm Tuesday and Friday from late March through early November. Call to arrange special tours.
The Lum and Abner Jot ‘Em Down Store and Museum is housed in 1904 and 1909 store buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Pine Ridge Post Office is also still in operation. The whole community was the basis for the Lum and Abner radio programs aired nation-wide from 1931-1955, and on armed forces radio during WWII. Chet Lauck and Norris Goff from nearby Mena created the stories and performed all of the characters. Local and show business artefacts and history are on display in both buildings today. Souvenirs and gifts are available for purchase.
Lum & Abner Store & Museum
4562 Hwy 88 W
Pine Ridge, AR 71966
The Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County is a non-profit, local history museum dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Montgomery County and making that history available to the public through exhibits, outreach programs, and special demonstrations.
The museum includes in its collection, items that originated in, were used in, or had an impact on Montgomery County during the time period from 1800 to 1975. Among the items in the museum collection are artifacts used in daily life, photographs, letters, and documents relating to the life of Montgomery County Residents during this time period.
Heritage House Museum also has a collection of oral history tape and is adding to this collection as residents record their memories to share with future generations. In addition, the museum solicits and has on file genealogy materials and family stories of many residents of the county
Heritage House Museum
819 Luzerne St.
(Intersection of Luzerne Street and Arkansas Highway 27 South)
Mount Ida, AR 71957