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Hampson Archeological Museum State Park Opening New Facility

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After being closed for almost a year, the Hampson Archeological Museum State Park is getting ready to unveil its newest facility later in September.

Located in Wilson, the museum’s new building will house a collection of American Indian artifacts that were unearthed in the region. The collection includes pottery, tools and religious artifacts that were discovered by James K. Hampson in the 1920s.

HAMSP has a nationally recognized collection of artifacts

According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the new building will be located on the town square in Wilson. The museum has been closed since November 2017 in order to move facilities and exhibits.

The new museum is projected to open after an inspection scheduled for Sept. 15, according to Randy Roberson of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

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The museum will showcase Native American artifacts

Wilson is located approximately 60 miles east of Jonesboro and 11 miles south of Osceola.

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

RELATED: Read more about a Cold War museum project in development in Arkansas.

Top photo: Thomas Metthe/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, AP
Body photos: Courtesy of Hampson Archeological Museum State Park

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