Shiloh Museum

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The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History is hosting its monthly Shiloh Saturday Series event this weekend. Saturday's virtual program will focus on Essie Ward, a folk artist often referred to as “Grandma Moses of the Ozarks.”

Becca Martin-Brown, the features editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, gives us all kinds of reasons to look foward to the rest of September. Old planes are landing in Fayetteville, North Forest Lights come back to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History is getting ready to open back to the public.

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A program on racial terror lynching in Washington County will be presented at Shiloh Museum of Ozark History this Saturday at 2 p.m., by Margaret Holcomb, a local history writer, and RoAnne Elliot, with the Washington County Community Remembrance Project Coalition.

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A new exhibit at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History will examine the evolution and influence of Greek life organizations at the University of Arkansas from the 1800s through modern day. Going Greek: History of Fraternities and Sororities at the University of Arkansas opens Monday, Feb. 3. 

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A medieval-themed national crossbow tournament was staged in Madison County beginning in the late 1950s. A troupe of costumed teenage girls, known as the Crossbowettes performed daring precision drills and tricks. Shiloh Museum of Ozark history is commemorating the crossbow tournament and hosting a reunion Nov. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Today, Pete Hartman speaks with Kimberly Hosey from the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History about an upcoming event, Arkansas Symbols Day, in which the museum will display various stations with hands-on educational activities.  Pre-registration is not required, but students who do will receive a free reusable bag.  

For registration, contact the Shiloh Museum at 479-7508165.

The new Ozark Studies Association aims to engage scholars and experts interested in the region's history, science and culture. We learn more about the association, which will assemble for the first time May 17 at Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

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Researchers at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History are looking for local memories of another movie made in northwest Arkansas. Last year, it was The Kidnapper’s Foil, and this year, researchers are seeking information about a nearly 70-year-old film called Wonder Valley after getting their hands on dozens of still photos from the production.

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One of the oldest public structures in northwest Arkansas has been saved from destruction, thanks to the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale. The two-story Shiloh Meeting Hall next to Spring Creek is being restored. The main floor can be seen from 2 to 4 p.m. Sep. 22 during the museum's 50th anniversary family celebration.


From special exhibits to several major anniversary receptions scheduled this coming September, the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History is commemorating its founding 50 years ago. Museum Director Allyn Lord discusses the museum's past, present and future -- including the restoration of a major Springdale historic landmark, the Shiloh Meeting Hall, which will open to the public this Saturday, June 30th.