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.

Note: The programs listed below are designed for adults. If you’re looking for programs for school-age groups, visit our school programs page.

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
  • Bella Vista: Nature’s Gem of the Ozarks
  • 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 Downtown Springdale Walking Tour
  • 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
  • Museums as a Career Choice
  • My Spirit is Free: The Life and Art of Peggy McCormack
  • A New Visit with the Old Settlers: 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 IndustrySchool 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
  • Weaving Warmth: Uncovering Ozark Coverlets
  • 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