Thursday, October 18, 2007

Shiloh Museum: Springdale, Arkansas

Shiloh Museum is located on two wooded acres in the heart of Springdale, Arkansas. It's seven historic buildings as well as the 22,000 square feet of exhibition and meeting spaces make it unique to the area.

Plan on spending at least a couple of hours here. More if you attend an event or plan on doing research. The paths leading to the builings outside may be a bit uneven but not terribly so. It's safe to wear sandals when the weather permits. Admission is free.

Shiloh offers several educational opportunities for groups and individuals. They have a number of field trips, living history programs, and outreach programs. Seasonal programs are available as well.

If you have an interest in doing research it's best to make an appointment. The staff will pull documents, photos and research files and have them available upon arrival. Copies of documents and photos are available for a reasonable price.

Several groups meet at the museum. You can sit in on a free life writing class the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 10 a.m. with June Jefferson. Or visit the Tellers of Tales the 3rd Saturday at 10:30 (no meetings in July or August) The museum also holds antique appraisals from time to time. You can call 479-750-8165 if you have any questions.

If you aren't able to make it to the museum you can tour their online exhibits or checkout one of their many downloadable podcasts.

The museum is located at 118 W Johnson Avenue, Springdale, Arkansas. You can contact them at 479-750-8165. They are open 10-5 Monday through Saturday. They close on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day

Shiloh Museum of Ozarks History has many events, classes and exhibits throughout the year and it's definitely a must see on your trip to the Ozarks.

Have a great trip!

Calendar of Events

Rodeo of the Ozarks online exhibit

Northwest Arkansas History Podcasts

Groups that meet at the museum

Classes at the Shiloh Museum

Copy and Photo reprint fees

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