Saunders Museum ready for new season

Friday, April 12, 2013

BERRYVILLE -- The Saunders Museum in downtown Berryville is set to reopen for a new season on Monday, April 15.

The museum is located just off the Berryville town square. Admission prices are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children under 12 years old and free for children under 4.

Business hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday through Saturday. A tour of the museum takes approximately 1 hour, so admissions end at 4 p.m.

"Patrons have free reign to tour at their leisure. Our staff is there to answer questions. There really aren't any tour guides unless someone request one," said Jay Lee, assistant to the mayor.

Kevin and Wenona Ham's arrowhead exhibit will be featured and is on long-term loan to the museum.

"There are over 2,000 of them (arrowheads). They are pretty special, I really don't know why but I just have an interest in them," Kevin Ham says about the collection of arrowheads that took him more than 40 years to assemble. "During those years I hunted for them every weekend."

And the museum is still the antique-gun-lover's paradise, housing the retired weapons of Billy the Kid, Wild Bill Hickok, members of the James-Younger gang and more.

There are also relics such as Sitting Bull's war bonnet and Pancho Villa's spurs.

For more information, call the museum at 870-423-2563 or stop by at 115 E. Madison Ave. An illustrated brochure is available through the Chamber of Commerce.

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