Discovery Boxes

A few items in our Civil War Discovery Box

Our Discovery Boxes are filled with artifacts, documents, photographs, and teaching materials for check-out and use in the classroom. To reserve a Discovery Box, contact education manager Judy Costello; 479-750-8165.

Discovery Boxes . . .

  • are free of charge
  • are related to the history of Northwest Arkansas
  • have a teacher's manual which includes an artifact guide and teaching materials
  • must be reserved in advance
  • must be picked up from, and returned to, the
    Shiloh Museum
  • may be kept for one week
  • must be returned on the due date. Late fees of $1 per day will be charged.
  • are limited to 3 per school during the same week

Teachers may share the box with other classrooms, however, one person will be responsible for returning the box with all contents in good order.

Discovery Box Topics

Click on the links to see pictures and information about each box.

Arkansas Symbols

Arkansas Traveler

Cherokee Indians in the Ozarks

The Civil War

Fossils in Northwest Arkansas

The Great Depression

Osage Indians in the Ozarks

Pioneer Life

The Roaring Twenties

Toys and Games


World War I

World War II

Weaving Looms

How to Book a School Program

2018-2019 School Program Topics

Artifact Boxes

Professional Development Workshops

Education Home


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