The Nevada County Depot and Museum will be hosting a Community Coffee on May 3, 2018 in recognition of Arkansas Heritage Month. The coffee will be held at the Depot Museum from 9:30am-11:00am. The 2018 theme for Arkansas Heritage Month is "Off the Beaten Path: Explore and Enjoy Arkansas's Natural Heritage". There will be a photo display of natural sites in Nevada County. Everyone is invited to stop by the museum on May 3rd and visit with us about exploring our county!
The Nevada County Depot and Museum is conducting its 2018 membership drive!
“We Share the History!”
The Nevada County Depot and Museum is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and it relies on donations and memberships from citizens like you to remain in operation, continuing to preserve state and local history for the greater community and for future generations. So please join us in preserving our history either by new membership, renewing your membership or making a donation today. We greatly appreciate your support! Contributions go toward operations, maintenance of the building, preservation of artifacts, expansion and cataloging of the exhibits, and work on the history of the County. A donation may also be made In Memory Of or In Honor Of.
Membership donations may be mailed to:
Nevada County Depot and Museum
P O Box 592
Prescott, AR 71857
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The Nevada County Depot and Museum is closed on weekends and Mondays and open Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm, except when the City of Prescott offices are closed and on holidays. If you would like to visit outside of the listed hours, please call 870.887.5821 and leave a message. We will try to arrange a more convenient time for you.
The members of the Board of Directors are as follows:
In 2010 a preservation plan for the three battles
of the Camden Campaign located in Nevada County was prepared by Mudpuppy and Waterdog, Inc. of Versailles, Kentucky.
In 2014 the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Prairie D’Ane Reenactment was held on the Barnes farm, in Nevada County, which was part of the actual battlefield, to raise awareness of the history that happened here.
In late 2015 the Depot Museum was contacted by Hancock Timber to see if they were interested in purchasing 464 acres of Elkins’ Ferry Battlefield.
In August of 2016, through help of donors, the battlefield of Elkins’ Ferry was purchased and deeded to the Depot Museum. At this point Dr. Patrick Hale came forward and offered 808 acres of Prairie D’Ane Battlefield, with a generous offer, taking $500,000 off the appraised value of $1.4 million. A second interpretive plan was prepared by Mudpuppy and Waterdog, Inc and completed in July 2017.
After a year of fund raising, countless hours of volunteer work and networking across the state, 808 acres of the Prairie D’Ane Battlefield was purchased and deeded to the Depot Museum in February 2018.
Plans are to preserve both Elkins’ Ferry and Prairie D’Ane battlefield sites for historic value as well as prepare the properties for interpretive tours and living history events. Future plans are for the battlefields to become a source of heritage tourism for Nevada County and the southern region.