Okla. museum's collection heading to Arkansas

By: From Wire Reports, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
By: From Wire Reports, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - North Little Rock's Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is benefiting from the closure of an Oklahoma museum dedicated to the history of the Arkansas River.

Maritime museum officials say the Arkansas museum will receive the collection from the Arkansas River Historical Society Museum at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa.

Susan McWatters is the maritime museum education coordinator at the Oklahoma museum. She says the Catoosa museum will close, but an education center will open in its place.

The items being sent to the North Little Rock museum include journals and photographs about the McClellan-Kerr navigation system, as well as a collection of American Indian artifacts found along the Arkansas River.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the items will be moved in the new few weeks to North Little Rock.

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