For all of you history and book lovers out there, take note of what’s happening at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale on Dec. 5 during the Authors 4 Arkansas Book Signing event. As you might have guessed from the title of the program, four Arkansas authors will sign books on that date.
The program schedule is as follows:
11 a.m. Don House, author of “Not A Good Sign,” a photo essay of unique, odd, and humorous signs seen on the back roads and byways.
Noon. Allyn Lord, author of “Historic Monte Ne,” a history of the early-20th century Benton County resort community founded by William Hope “Coin” Harvey.
1:00 p.m. Susan Young, author of “So Big, This Little Place,” a history of the founding and early years of the Italian settlement of Tontitown.
2:00 Brooks Blevins, author of “Arkansas/Arkansaw: How Bear Hunters, Hillbillies and Good Ol’ Boys Defined a State,” an exploration of Arkansas’ image and stereotypes through the years.
Books by all four authors will be available for purchase in the Shiloh Museum store.
The Shiloh Museum is located at the corner of Johnson and Main in downtown Springdale. For more information, call 750-8165.
Also in December at the museum will be a disastrous photo exhibit. “Disaster!,”a photo exhibit featuring crashes and catastrophes, will open Dec. 22 at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. “Images range from the 1880 tornado that ripped through Fayetteville to the 2009 ice storm that paralyzed much of Northwest Arkansas,” said Marie Demeroukas, museum photo archivist. “Along with natural disasters, manmade events such as fires, train wrecks, and auto collisions are included in the exhibit.” Disaster! will run through April 10, 2010. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.