ABOUT   AMNR

HISTORY

Officially opening to the public in 1986, the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources is situated in the midst of the historic sixty square mile Smackover Oil Field and one mile south of the oil rich town of Smackover. Although the Museum represents all of Arkansas’s natural resources, it is dedicated to the pioneers of south Arkansas’s oil and brine industries and receives funding from a special tax on the state’s oil production and bromine extraction.

 MISSION

Member

The mission of the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources is to collect, preserve, and exhibit and interpret Arkansas’s natural resources with particular interest in petroleum and brine used for bromine extraction.

IMPACT STATEMENT

Inspired by meaningful encounters with the Museum’s  collection, exhibits, and programs, visitors will deepen their understanding of Arkansas’s natural resources, expand their historical and scientific knowledge, and value the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources as a place for personal learning and civic engagement.

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AMNR Friends

 AWARDS

DIRECTOR'S SPECIAL COMMENDATION 2015 INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR 2015

ARKANSAS STATE PARKS PARK OF THE YEAR 2015

PARTNERS IN PARKS AWARD (BRONZE) LION OIL COMPANY 2007

PARTNERS IN PARKS AWARD (BRONZE) SIMMONS FIRST BANK 2007

PARTNERS IN PARKS AWARD (BRONZE) SOUTH ARKANSAS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION 2006

HENRY AWARD FINALIST FOR CHAUTAUQUA - NATURAL STATE AWARD - 2006

ARKANSAS STATE PARKS MUSEUM OF THE YEAR 2005

PARTNERS IN PARKS AWARD (GOLD) FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM 2005

ARKANSAS SOUTH TOURISM AWARD 2004

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL EVENT - CHAUTAUQUA- 2002

PARTNERS IN PARKS AWARD (BRONZE) KTVE-KARD 2002

ARKANSAS MUSEUM OF THE YEAR  2002

PARTNERS IN PARKS AWARD (GOLD) AMNR FOUNDATION, INC.  2001

PARTNERS IN PARKS AWARD (BRONZE) GREAT LAKES CHEMICAL CORP. 2001

ARKANSAS MUSEUM OF THE YEAR 2000

LETTER OF COMMENDATION-ARKANSAS HISTORICAL ASSN-ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM 2000

PARTNERS IN PARKS AWARD (SILVER) FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM 1999

PARTNERS IN PARKS AWARD (DIAMOND) PENNZOIL CORPORATION 1998

PARTNERS IN PARKS AWARD (SILVER) AMNR FOUNDATION, INC. 1998

HENRY AWARD FINALIST - ARKANSAS HERITAGE AWARD - 1996

PARTNERS IN PARKS AWARD (BRONZE) CROSS OIL & REFINING CO. 1997

PARTNERS IN PARKS AWARD (CRYSTAL) AMNR FOUNDATION, INC. 1996

ARKANSAS SOUTH TOURISM AWARD 1996

GOVERNOR'S SPIRIT OF 110 VOLUNTEER PROGRAM AWARD 1996

ARKANSAS STATE PARKS DIRECTOR'S SPECIAL COMMENDATION

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER PROGRAM 1995 - 1996

OUTSTANDING HOSPITALITY AWARD 1995 - 1996

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL EVENT 1994

OUTSTANDING ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM 1993

OUTSTANDING MAINTENANCE AWARD 1992 - 1993

OUTSTANDING RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 1991