Bradley House

Historical Museum

       Located at 403 W. Clark in Jasper, Arkansas is home to the collections and offices of the Newton County Historical Society and their ever increasing Genealogy Library. 

        During the months of April through October the Museum is open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday.  During November and December the Museum is open on Tuesdays only.  We are closed during the winter months but we can be reached by email, regular mail and by phone when you leave a message.   Our contact information is on the contact us tab below.

The home of Dr. W. A. Bradley taken in about 1912.
 
    Becoming a dues paying member of the Newton County Historical Society helps to keep the Museum open.
    Memberships are $15 per calendar year or $150 for a lifetime membership.
    All contributions to the Newton County Historical Society are tax deductible as we are a 501 (c)3 non profit organization.
Bradley House Museum Today
Museum Hours
Admission is by donation
April through October--Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

November & December open same hours on Tuesdays only.

January, February and March we will be closed but can be contacted via e-mail, phone or regular mail.  See the Tab to the left labeled "Contact Us" for that info.
The Newton County Historical Society acquired the former home of Dr. William A. Bradley in 1992 when his grandson, Mr. Bill Stiritz. donated funds for the Historical Society to purchase the home and run as a museum in memory of his grandparents.  Prior to that the Newton County Historical Museum had been housed in the former laundromat building close to the City Hall.

 

Since the move to the Bradley House, we have added the Chaney House to the museum grounds.   It is a dogtrot log home built in the mid 1800 by the Chaney family in Osage where it formerly sat until we purchased it, dismantled and moved it to Jasper.   The old house which survived the Civil War and is thought to have been a Butterfield Stage Stop is not completely restored yet due to a lack of funds.  It cost a lot more to build a log cabin now then it did back in the day.