Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum 

Sponsored By The Booneville Historical Preservation Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum  

 
        

The Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum opened September 18, 2010 at 256 Carey Rd. on the Booneville Human Development Center grounds. The mission of the Museum is to preserve the history of the Sanatorium and to educate the public on the role the Sanatorium played in the City of Booneville, County of Logan and the State of Arkansas

During the Sanatorium's peak years, the 1930s through the 1950s, there were over 1,000 patients and over 600 employees on any given month. The institution was completely self supporting with herds of cattle, swine and dairy cattle maintained on its 930 acres along with extensive vegetable and fruit crops. The Sanatorium also operated a state of the art dairy and large cannery to process the foods. Some of the amenities here included a movie theater, post office, library, Church, barber shop and elementary school.

The Museum remembers the Sanatorium for its economic impact as the largest employer in Logan County and one of the largest in the State of Arkansas and more importantly, memorializes over 70,000 patients who were treated here and the over 5,000 employees who fed  them, treated them and cared for them during the Sanatorium's 73 years of operation from 1910 to 1973.

April, 2006 the Sanatorium was designed as an Arkansas Historic District the largest in the state. In November 2006 the property was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
 

1942 LaFrance Firetruck
Original From The TB Center

Museum Hours of Operation

Saturday, from 10am to 2pm only.

Group tours are welcome and can be scheduled ahead of time or off hours by calling (479) 675-5009 or cell phone (479) 849-0866.

The museum is located at 256 Carey Rd, Booneville, Arkansas, 72927

 

              Special Event

Guided Tour-Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium. Saturday, October 19th from 9am-11:30am.

The largest historic district in the state of Arkansas. Tour lead by Rachel Silva, Arkansas Preservation Program, beginning at the Nyberg Building-87 Reed Rd-at 9:am and ends at Sanatorium Museum. Call (479) 675-5009 or cell (479) 849-0866.

Please come and enjoy the tour.

Please DO NOT ask for any patient records, we do not have access to any of them Thanks for understanding. 

 

 

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