Community Outreach

Museum staff can visit your civic group, community club, or other organization to present programs on a variety of topics that relate to Arkansas Ozark history. Most programs are 30-60 minutes in length (we can adjust to fit your schedule) and are accompanied by a slide presentation.

Programs are free of charge and need to be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. If you're interested in a topic not listed below, give us at least one month's notice and we'll be happy to create a program for you. For more information, email outreach coordinator Susan Young or call 479-750-8165.

PROGRAM TOPICS

An Adjustment to Circumstances: Images of Ozark Landscapes

An Ozark Alternative: A History of Eureka Springs

At Home in the Ozarks: Traditional Ozark Life

Ballad Hunting in the Ozarks

Barn Again: Images of Ozark Barns and Outbuildings

"Been a busy day:" The Diaries of Milton Cooper

Beloved Daddy, A Good Man: Images of Ozark Fathers and Children

Churches in the Wildwood: Ozark Rural Churches

Down in the Holler: A Lesson in Ozark Folk Speech

Essie Ward, the Grandma Moses of the Ozarks

For Pet's Sake: Images of Ozark Pets and their Owners

From Homespun to High Style: Fashions in the Ozarks

From Shiloh to Springdale

"Civilization amongst the sumach trees and jemsen weed": Northwest Arkansas During the Butterfield Stage Run

Going to the Picture Show: A History of Springdale Movie Theaters

Gone But Not Forgotten: Ozark Tombstone Art

Good Times and Sorrow: A Madison County Oral History Project

Hard Times in the Ozarks: Newton County, Arkansas, in the 1930s

Hard to Get There from Here: Transportation in the Ozarks

Historic Monte Ne

Hook, Line, and Sinker: Fishing in the Ozarks

How Forrestina Campbell Became White River Red

Land of the Big Red Apple: The Northwest Arkansas Apple Industry

Life on the White River Before Beaver Lake

Literally Ozark: Readings About the Region

Make a Joyful Noise: Sacred Harp Singing in the Ozarks

Mama Knows: Images of Ozark Mothers and Children

More than Razorbacks: A History of the University of Arkansas

Museums as a Career Choice

My Spirit is Free: The Life and Art of Peggy McCormack

Nature’s Gem of the Ozarks: A History of Bella Vista

A New Visit with the Old Settlers: Gleanings from the WPA Settler Surveys

"Nothing but sorrow, trouble, and worry": The Ozark Homefront During the Civil War

Ozark Architecture

Ozark Superstitions

Ozark Water Mills

Pieces of Our Past: Quilts from the Shiloh Museum Collection

Place Names in the Ozarks

Poultry in Motion: A History of the Arkansas Poultry Industry

School Days: Education in Northwest Arkansas

"She hath done what she could": The Life of Pioneer Teacher Sophia Sawyer

Shiloh Museum 101 (a general talk about the museum and our services)

“So big, this little place”: A History of Tontitown

Stills in the Hills: Moonshining in the Ozarks

We Gather Together: Religion in Northwest Arkansas

Whiffletrees and Kitchen Cabinets: Early Springdale Inventors

Winning Souls in the Ozarks: The Christian and Missionary Alliance in North Arkansas

Womenfolk, Menfolk: Gender Roles in the Ozarks

Yours in FLT: A History of the Odd Fellows in Northwest Arkansas


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