Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
118 W. Johnson Ave.
Springdale, AR 72764
Happy Birthday, Shiloh!, a photo exhibit exploring the first 50 years of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, opened Tuesday, May 15. The exhibit is part of the museum's 50th anniversary celebration in 2018, and will be on view through Dec. 15.
Veterans History Project
Col. (Ret.) Anita Deason, senior military and veterans liaison for U.S. Sen. John Boozman, will discuss her work with the Arkansas Veterans Oral History Project at noon Wednesday, May 16, in the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Col. Deason has trained more than 400 Arkansans to conduct and submit interviews with local veterans as part of a nationwide effort to preserve and make accessible the personal stories of American war veterans. All interviews are housed at the Library of Congress. To date, the stories of 1,200 veterans from Arkansas have been recorded.
The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History will explore ways Civil War soldiers wrote secret letters during wartime in a program called "Coded Letters" from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, May 19. Kids of all ages are invited to make their own coded letter to send to a relative or special friend. The program is part of the museum's Shiloh Saturday series for families.
Shiloh Museum Summer Camps
Registration is underway for the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History's summer camps for children. Campers will explore the decades of the 1900s through the 1940s. Camp is based on the shaded grounds of the museum. Snacks are provided for both camps; lunch is provided for campers attending Session II.
Session I, for ages 7-10, takes place from 9-11:30 a.m. June 18--22. Cost is $30 for museum members; $40 for nonmembers.
Session II, for ages 11-14, takes place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. July 9-13. Cost is $45 for museum members; $55 for nonmembers.
Space is limited for both camps; preregistration and payment is required. A limited number of scholarships are available. The registration deadline is May 30 or when camps are full. For information, call Shiloh Museum education manager Judy Costello at 750-8165 or email email@example.com.
MEETINGS AT THE MUSEUM
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, May 21, in the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. For information, call June Jefferson at 790-2588 or visit shilohmuseum.org.
Civil War Roundtable
The Northwest Arkansas Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.
Wireless Society to Meet
The Ozark Wireless Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, in the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.Community on 05/16/2018
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