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Swap recipes at Prescott museum event Nov. 18

Family traditions almost always involve food and recipes that are passed down through generations. To celebrate the upcoming holidays and spotlight those traditions, the Nevada County Depot and Museum is hosting a Community Recipe Exchange.

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PRESCOTT, Arkansas — Join the Nevada County Depot & Museum for a taste of history at the Community Recipe Exchange on Saturday, November 18, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Bring your favorite family recipe to share and try one of ours. The Depot will have vintage cookbooks for browsing along with samples of some vintage recipes for visitors to taste. This is a free event, but participants should bring at least one recipe to share. The Depot is located at 403 West 1st Street South in historic Prescott. For more information, visit or call 870-887-5821.

“We are inviting anyone in the region to bring a favorite recipe to add to the museum’s foodways archive,” said museum director Jamie Simmons. “It’s also a great chance to copy recipes from others or to look through some of our vintage cookbooks.”

Shared recipes can be modern or vintage. Donated recipes will become part of the Depot’s Southwest Arkansas Foodways collection. The depot will offer samples of some historic recipes from the collection for guests to taste.

“The Depot is planning on making a few dishes that our ancestors swore by along with a few recipes of dubious origin,” added Simmons. “There will be a savory jello recipe for the very brave.”

Participants are encouraged to bring a sample dish to share, but it is not required. Guests can drop in the afternoon of November 18 any time between 1-4 p.m. For more information or directions, email

The Nevada County Depot and Museum is located in the 1912 Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot in historic Prescott, Arkansas. The museum is a short drive from Texarkana, Hope, Magnolia, Arkadelphia and the surrounding areas by way of I-30, Highway 67, and Highway 371. The Depot is open Thursdays-Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and hosts activities throughout the year. For more information on this or upcoming events, visit or find us on Facebook.

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