SHILOH MU­SEUM

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MEET­INGS AT THE MU­SEUM LifeWrit­ers

LifeWrit­ers, a group for peo­ple in­ter­ested in writ­ing the sto­ries of their own lives or those of fam­ily and friends, will meet at 10 a.m. Mon­day, Feb. 19, in the Shiloh Mu­seum of Ozark His­tory.

Civil War Roundtable

The North­west Arkansas Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. Thurs­day, Feb. 22, in the Shiloh Mu­seum of Ozark His­tory.

Wire­less So­ci­ety to Meet

The Ozark Wire­less So­ci­ety will meet at 10 a.m. Satur­day, Feb. 24, in the Shiloh Mu­seum of Ozark His­tory.

Sa­cred Harp Singers The North­west Arkansas Sa­cred Harp Singers will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sun­day, Feb. 11, in the Shiloh Mu­seum of Ozark His­tory.

EVENTS Mu­seum Ex­hibit Cel­e­brates 50th An­niver­sary

Fifty from Fifty, an ex­hibit cel­e­brat­ing the 50th an­niver­sary of the Shiloh Mu­seum of Ozark His­tory, opens Mon­day, Feb. 5. The ex­hibit will fea­ture ar­ti­fact ac­quired dur­ing each of the Shiloh Mu­seum fifty years, from 1968-2018. Among the items fea­tured are a “Whites Only” wait­ing room door from the Spring­dale train de­pot, folk­lorist Vance Ran­dolph’s der­ringer pis­tol, and a hand­made wooden crutch from New­ton County. Fifty from Fifty will be on dis­play through Jan. 12, 2019.

Ozark Fos­sils

The Shiloh Mu­seum of Ozark His­tory will ex­plore Ozark fos­sils from 10-11 a.m. Satur­day, Feb. 17. Kids of all ages are in­vited to join mu­seum ed­u­ca­tors as they share the his­tory of fos­sils in north­west Arkansas. Par­tic­i­pants can make a fos­sil replica to take home. The pro­gram is part of the mu­seum’s Shiloh Satur­day se­ries for fam­i­lies.

Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Carver

Cur­tis Gre­gory, park ranger at Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Carver Na­tional Mon­u­ment, will dis­cuss the life and work of sci­en­tist, ed­u­ca­tor, and hu­man­i­tar­ian Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Carver, at noon Wed­nes­day, Feb. 21, in the Shiloh Mu­seum of Ozark His­tory.

World War I Draft Re­sis­tance

Blake Perkins, au­thor of Hill­billy Hell­rais­ers: Fed­eral Power and Pop­ulist De­fi­ance in the Ozarks, will present a pro­gram en­ti­tled,“Ain’t Servin’Them Rich, Silk-Hat­ted Fellers: World War I Draft Re­sis­tance in the Ozarks,”at 11 a.m Satur­day, Feb. 24, in the Shiloh Mu­seum of Ozark His­tory. A na­tive of the Arkansas Ozarks, Perkins is as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor of his­tory at Williams Bap­tist Col­lege.

Call for Col­lec­tors

The Shiloh Mu­seum’s 10th an­nual “Cabin Fever Re­liever”open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Satur­day,

Feb. 13, in the mu­seum. The event will fea­ture dis­plays by some two dozen lo­cal col­lec­tors. Among the col­lec­tions to be shown are Scan­di­na­vian col­lectibles, but­tons, plushies, toy horses, safety ra­zors, dolls, An­drea bird fig­urines, die-cast cars, tobacco col­lectibles, hats, Breyer horses, paperweights, toy trucks, clear glass col­lectibles, Vic­to­rian knife rests, mag­nets, Raggedy Ann and Andy toys, Hum­mel fig­urines, Don­ald Duck col­lectibles, cir­cus wagon models, feather bird art­work, Pueblo art, Har­dan­ger em­broi­dery, and Asian col­lectibles.

Ozark An­i­mals Photo Ex­hibit

Crea­tures Great and Small, a photo ex­hibit ex­plor­ing Ozark an­i­mals, opened Mon­day, Dec. 12, in the Shiloh Mu­seum of Ozark His­tory in Spring­dale. The ex­hibit in­cludes his­toric pho­tos of

an­i­mals as com­pan­ions, guides, food providers, la­bor­ers, ath­letes, wildlife and modes of trans­porta­tion. Crea­tures Great and Small will be on dis­play through May 12, 2018.

Pre-Civil War Ar­chi­tec­ture

His­toric preser­va­tion con­sul­tant Joan Gould will dis­cuss her work to doc­u­ment pre-Civil War ar­chi­tec­ture in north­west Arkansas in a pro­gram en­ti­tled ,“Ob­vi­ously, Noth­ing Here is Ar­bi­trary,”at noon Wed­nes­day, Feb. 17, in the Shiloh Mu­seum of Ozark His­tory.

Vic­to­rian Valen­tines

The Shiloh Mu­seum of Ozark His­tory will ex­plore the his­tory ofValen­tine’s Day, from 10 to 11 a.m. Satur­day, Feb. 20. Chil­dren of all ages are in­vited to make and take a Vic­to­rian-style Valen­tine. The pro­gram is part of the mu­seum’s Shiloh Satur­day se­ries for fam­i­lies.

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