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TEXARKANA, Texas — Feel that "Flower Power" and paint nifty, 1970s-themed designs on flower pots at the Museum of Regional History this Saturday,

The event is part of Texarkana Museums System's ongoing celebration of its 50th year. From 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., the MoRH will host the event, which includes flower planting at the history museum. Flower pots will be provided.

All ages are welcome, said Jemma Finton, an employee and docent at the TMS. She said designs will include flowers and happy faces, images related to the 1970s. Admission is $5 or free for TMS members.

Also coming up soon for the TMS is The Talking Dead: Old Sacred Heart Cemetery Tour the same day, starting at 8 p.m. It's a guided tour of the Old Sacred Heart Cemetery with reenactors participating. Tickets are $15.

Additionally, the TMS hosts A Mad Hatter Tea Party on Saturday, June 26, at the P.J. Ahern Home, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $25.

For this tea party, guests can create a homemade hat or wear beloved headgear for a special competition befitting this event named for a famous character appearing in the Lewis Carroll classic books "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass." It's the Hysterical Homemade Hat Contest.

To register for TMS events, visit online.

The Museum of Regional History is the oldest museum in Texarkana and is housed inside the oldest surviving building in Texarkana, according to the TMS. The history museum provides public programs the first Saturday of each month, as well as both permanent and traveling exhibits.


(Call 903-793-4831 for more information. The Museum of Regional History is located at 219 N. State Line Ave.)

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