EVENTS Accident School Reunion
The Accident School reunion will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Accident was a rural school located northeast of Springdale; classes were held there from the 1870s until consolidation with Springdale in 1949. All former Accident School students, teachers, family, and friends are invited.
Women’s History Exhibit
First Person Plural, an exhibit exploring life stories of 30 Arkansas women who came of age in the 20th century, opens Monday, Oct. 15, in the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 5, 2019.
Odd Fellows History
Shiloh Museum outreach coordinator Susan Young will present a program entitled, “Odd Fellows in the Ozarks,” at noon Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Young will discuss the local history of the worldwide fraternal organization known as the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Make a Bird Feeder
Just in time to help our local wild birds get ready for winter, children of all ages are invited to make and take a pine cone bird feeder at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. The program is part of the museum’s Shiloh Saturday series for families.
Old-Time Singing School
The Northwest Arkansas Sacred Harp Singers will hold an old-time gospel singing school in the Shiloh Meeting Hall in downtown Springdale from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. The school will be taught by Matt Bell of Memphis, Tenn.
“Sacred Harp singing is full of history and tradition that dates back to the 1700s,” said Syd Caldwell, a member of the Northwest Arkansas Sacred Harp Singers. “In the songbooks we use, each note on the musical scale is represented by a different geometric shape. In the old days, this was an easy way to teach folks how to read music,” explained Caldwell.
The singing school will be followed with an oldfashioned singing convention from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. A potluck dinner will be served at noon.
All activities are free. Registration is not required. The Shiloh Meeting Hall is located at 121 W. Huntsville Avenue; the parking lot is accessible from Price Avenue.
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, Oct. 15, in the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.
For information, call June Jefferson at 790-2588 or visit shilohmuseum.org.
Civil War Roundtable
The Northwest Arkansas Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.
The Ozark Wireless Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.