The Arkansas Country Doctor Museum was founded in 1994 by Dr. Harold Boyer, the son of Dr. Herbert Boyer, to honor his father and other Arkansas country doctors for their heroism, selfless service and unique contributions to the people and history of Arkansas. The museum is the second country doctor museum in the United States. Its mission is to honor, preserve and educate the public about the history and heroism of country doctors in Arkansas, the unique history and culture of the Ozark area, and the history of medical theory and practice.
Located just 6 miles from the Prairie Grove Civil War Battlefield Park and Museum and 18 miles west of Fayetteville, click the “Contact Us” tab at the top of this page for an interactive map.
Dr. P.L. Hathcock
Dr. William Mock
Dr. T.E. Rhine
The Arkansas Country Doctor Museum maintains a
Hall Of Honor of persons who have made significant contribution to health care in the Arkansas area.
Nominees may be a health professional or others who have influenced the public or private sectors to advance the health of fellowmen. Most often nominees have served with integrity to provide health care for 20 years or more, have been committed to service beyond their expected responsibilities and have exemplified compassion for others.
Anyone may submit a nomination for a Hall of Honor recipient. When information on file is felt to meet the Hall of Honor criteria, the board of directors votes on the nominee’s acceptance. The name is then added to the Hall of Honor plaque and material for public presentation is prepared.
The Arkansas Country Doctor Museum will hold a dedication for The Memorial Room on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
The museum is located at 109 North Starr Avenue in Lincoln.
Thanks to the Building and Grounds Committee and others, the clinic part of the museum received a fresh coat of paint which sure brightened up the rooms. There have been many new displays and some have been added to. The Hall of Honor of doctors keep growing due to the research of Dr. Betty Battenfield and Dr. Mitch Singleton. We are proud to announce a new addition to the museum will be started this summer (2012). It will help us to be able to display many more artifacts. Another great thing for the ACDM this summers is that the museum has the great honor of being showcased at the State Capitol in Little Rock, AR. It will run through Labor Day weekend, so if you get the chance to be at Little Rock, be sure and drop by the Capitol and see the displays. Congratulations to Jean Helm for being honored as the 2012 Citizen of the Year (Bud Cox Award) by the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce. We continue to work to increase the safety and access to our files. We hope to update our website to make it more user friendly and to have more information available. We continue to receive new artifacts and we have some new displays. As always, we need and want more visitors. Be sure and come to see us.
Board Arkansas Country Doctor Museum