The Booneville Historic Preservation Society announced last week the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum would be open to the public only on Saturdays in 2014.
The museum is located at 256 Carey Road on the grounds of the former Sanatorium, now Booneville Human Development Center. The Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning Saturday, March 22.
The 2014 schedule eliminates the Monday and Wednesday hours the museum was open in 2013.
The Museum, which opened in September of 2010, a century after the Sanatorium opened its doors, features a 1942 LaFrance Fire Truck used at the Sanatorium, artifacts, photos and memorabilia from the staff and patients.
The Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium is the largest historic district in the State of Arkansas and on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Operating for 63 years from 1910 to 1973 the Tuberculosis Sanatorium saw over 100,000 patients come through its self-sufficient campus that was home to a dairy, water treatment facility, post office, fire department, movie theater and more.
Everyone is welcome to visit the Museum any Saturday or to make arrangements for another time to visit by calling 675-5009. Museum officials can be reached via email through the museum’s website artbmuseum.com or by liking its Facebook page.