MEETINGS AT THE MUSEUM
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.
EVENTS Museum Exhibit Celebrates 50 years
Fifty from Fifty, an exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, opened Monday, Feb. 5. The exhibit will feature artifact acquired during each of the Shiloh Museum 50 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.
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.
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.
Ozark Animals Photo Exhibit
Creatures Great and Small, a photo exhibit exploring Ozark animals, opened Monday, Dec. 12, at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale. The exhibit will include 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 of Valentine’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.
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.