WASHINGTON – Historic Washington State Park will host an opening reception for the “In Their Wallet” exhibit on Saturday, May 20, at 1:30 p.m. at the 1874 Visitor Information Center, 100 SW Morrison St., Washington. Ed Nelson, numismatic expert, will speak at the reception.

“In Their Wallet” tells the story of the many challenges facing early Arkansans as they began building an economy with a sound money system. The exhibit features issues unique to the nineteenth century and addresses questions that remain in the present-day about the proper form and role of money in society.

Historic Washington State Park

Historic Washington State Park, located in Washington, Arkansas, is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park is a restoration village interpreting the historic Arkansas town in the 19th century. Daily tours are provided to over 15 historic sites and museums, such as the B.W. Edwards Weapons Museum and Blacksmith Shop. To learn more, visit HistoricWashingtonStatePark.com or call 870-983-2684.