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.
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.
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.