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New Exhibit on Fancy Clothing

All Dressed Up, an exhibit of men’s, women’s and children’s fancy clothing, opened at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History on Monday, Feb. 1.

“The exhibit includes clothing worn by folks in Northwest Arkansas on special occasions,” said Carolyn Reno, museum collections manager. “It’s a wonderful variety of finery, such as an elegant tailor-made tuxedo, a stunning homemade prom dress and a child’s beautiful blue sailor suit.”

The exhibit will be on view through Jan. 22, 2011.

Caring for Heirloom Textiles

Shiloh Museum collections manager Carolyn Reno will present “Precious Threads: Preserving Heirloom Textiles,” at noon Wednesday, Feb. 17,at the Shiloh Museum. “I’ll share tips on how to care from treasured family garments - everything from wedding gowns to football letter jackets,” said Reno.

The program is presented in conjunction with the museum’s newest exhibit, All Dressed Up, which features dress clothing worn by Ozark men, women and children during the 1800s and 1900s.

Film on Women’s Suffrage Movement

Iron-Jawed Angels, a 2004 HBO film about the American women’s suffrage movement in the 1910s starring Hillary Swank and Golden Globe winner Anjelica Huston, will be shown at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 27. The event is sponsored by Fayetteville Business and Professional Women, admission is free.

Photo Identification Group

The Shiloh Museum’s Photo Identification Group will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the museum to continue identifying people, places and events in Northwest Arkansas photos taken over the last 40 years.

Writing Group to Meet

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, Feb. 15, at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. For more information, call June Jefferson at 790-2588.

Railway Society to Meet

The Boston Mountain Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

Civil War Roundtable to Meet

The Northwest Arkansas Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

Wireless Society to Meet

The Ozark Wireless Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

Sacred Harp Singers to Meet

The Northwest Arkansas Sacred Harp Singers will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

The museum is located at the corner of Johnson and Main in downtown Springdale and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.

For more information, call 750-8165.

School, Pages 11 on 02/24/2010

Print Headline: SHILOH MUSEUM

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