The Arkansas Tech University Museum will celebrate Museum Advocacy Day with special hours on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Arkansas Tech will participate in the national event organized by the American Museum Association by opening the Tech Museum from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday. Admission will be free and open to the public. The Arkansas Tech Museum is located inside the Techionery at 1502 North El Paso Avenue in Russellville.
“The Tech Museum is not just a place where pictures hang,” said Julie Morgan, assistant to the president at Arkansas Tech. “It is a place to see the pictures and memorabilia that are part of the university’s history. For Tech alumni, it is a place to reminisce and appreciate the impact Arkansas Tech has made on many lives and the community.”
There are currently five exhibits on display in the Arkansas Tech Museum:
*The Changing Face of Campus Life --- Selections from the Agricola and Archives
*Second to University --- Tech Presidents and the First Century
*Go Tech! Teams, Dreams and Homecoming Queens
*Commitment to Service --- Military Career Pathways
*Good Friends and Great Memories According to its mission statement, the purpose of the Arkansas Tech Museum is to “provide a center for collection, conservation, education, interpretation and research concerned with the history of Arkansas Tech University while making this knowledge and interpretation available to the community served by Arkansas Tech University.” For more information about Museum Advocacy Day at Arkansas Tech, call (479) 968-0332.