March 20, 2007
In 1958, Daisy Manufacturing, the producer of the world-famous air gun, moved its Michigan plant to a new state-of-the-art factory in Rogers (Benton County). Eight years later, the company opened a museum to display its gun collection. When Daisy began to outsource manufacturing to Missouri in 1997, the museums location at the industrial site was deemed inadequate. The Daisy Airgun Museum was moved to the restored 1886 downtown building shown here and reopened in 2000 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Arkansas First Lady Janet Huckabee. On October 25, 2004, the museum was relocated to the corner of 1st and Walnut streets.