Shiloh Museum of Ozark History April Offerings

Shiloh Museum logo Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale is a small museum with a lot of history and heart. Nestled in a park-like, two-acre wooded setting, the Shiloh Museum offers exhibits, programs, special events, a research library, photos and collections about the Arkansas Ozarks, historic buildings, museum store, and picnic tables. Additionally, it has some of the finest, dedicated staff members in the state. Admission is free. If you haven’t been here, it’s worth a visit. If you have kids, take them; they’ll love it too.

Here is a list of special events and monthly meetings available to you in April.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Estate Planning Seminar

An estate-planning seminar will be held Friday, April 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Speakers include April Rusch, trust officer with Arvest Assessment Management; Todd Whatley, attorney with the Elder Law Practice of Whatley & Elrod, PLLC; and John Henry Ogden, agent with Farmer’s Insurance Group. Co-sponsored by the Shiloh Museum and Arvest Bank, the seminar is free, and a light lunch will be provided. Preregistration is requested.

The Shiloh Museum is located at 118 W. Johnson Avenue in downtown Springdale. For more information, or to register for the seminar, contact the museum at 750-8165.

Reed Family Exhibit

Their Story, Our Story, an exhibit on the Jarvis and Elizabeth Reed family of Springdale, opens Monday, April 8 at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. “Over the span of a century, from about 1850 to 1950, three generations of Reeds in Springdale lived and died, worked and played, married and raised families, went to church and school, moved away and came home,” said Susan Young, museum outreach coordinator. “Looking at the Reed story gives us an opportunity to consider the ways in which family history plays a role in the bigger picture of state and local history.”

The exhibit will be on display through November 3. Located at 118 W. Johnson Avenue in downtown Springdale, the Shiloh Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and admission is free. For more information, call 750-8165 or visit shilohmuseum.org.

Pettigrew Day

Pettigrew Day, an old fashioned reunion for friends and residents of Madison County, will be held Saturday, April 13 at the historic Pettigrew Community Building located 40 miles east of Fayetteville on Arkansas state highway 16. Sponsored by the community of Pettigrew and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, this year’s theme focuses on the history of water resources in the region.

Activities begin at 1:00 p.m. The Madison County Genealogical and Historical Society will be on hand to answer local history questions. Folks are invited to bring in photos and documents related to the history of Madison County to share. Historical Society volunteers will be available to scan photos and documents for inclusion in their collection.

A benefit supper for the upkeep of the community building will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $2 for children under 12. At 6:30 p.m., Dr. Robert Morgan, manager of environmental quality at Beaver Water District, will discuss the history of Northwest Arkansas’s water supply from the late 1800s to the present. For more information, call 750-8165 or visit shilohmuseum.org.

Depression-Era Arkansas

“Poorest of the Poor,” a program on residents of Arkansas’s mountain regions during the Great Depression, will be presented by University of Arkansas professor of journalism Patsy Watkins, Wednesday, April 17 at noon at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. The museum is located at 118 W. Johnson Avenue in downtown Springdale. For more information, call 750-8165 or visit shilohmuseum.org.
MONTHLY MEETINGS
Writing Group

LifeWriters, a group for people interested in writing the stories of their own lives or those of family and friends, will meet Monday, April 1 and Monday, April 15 at 10:00 a.m. at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. The museum is located at 118 W. Johnson Avenue in downtown Springdale. For more information, call June Jefferson at 790-2588.

Poetry Group

Poets Northwest, a group for people interested in writing and sharing original poetry, will meet Saturday, April 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. The museum is located at 118 W. Johnson Avenue in downtown Springdale. For more information, call 756-5405.

Herb Society of Northwest Arkansas

The Herb Society of Northwest Arkansas will meet Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. The museum is located at 118 W. Johnson Avenue in downtown Springdale. For more information, call Marci Vaughn at 770-6080.

Sacred Harp Singers

The Northwest Arkansas Sacred Harp Singers will meet Sunday, April 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. The museum is located at 118 W. Johnson Avenue in downtown Springdale. For more information, call 750-8165 or visit shilohmuseum.org.

Railway Society

The Boston Mountain Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society will meet Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. The museum is located at 118 W. Johnson Avenue in downtown Springdale. For more information, call 750-8165 or visit shilohmuseum.org.

Photo Identification Group

The Shiloh Museum’s Photo Identification Group will meet Saturday, April 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the museum to continue identifying people, places, and events in Northwest Arkansas photos taken over the last 40 years. The museum is located at 118 W. Johnson Avenue in downtown Springdale. For more information, call 750-8165 or visit shilohmuseum.org.

Civil War Roundtable

The Northwest Arkansas Civil War Roundtable will meet Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. The museum is located at 118 W. Johnson Avenue in downtown Springdale. For more information, call 750-8165 or visit shilohmuseum.org.

Wireless Society to Meet

The Ozark Wireless Society will meet Saturday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m. at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. The museum is located at 118 W. Johnson Avenue in downtown Springdale. For more information, call 750-8165 or visit shilohmuseum.org.

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