Histories of the Buffalo National River

Friday, May 17, 2019
8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Free. Preregistration is not required, but seating is limited. Sessions will be held at the Shiloh Meeting Hall, one block north of the museum’s main campus. The physical address is 121 W. Huntsville Avenue; the parking lot is accessible from Price Avenue. 

For more information, email Dr. Jared Phillips.

8:30-9:00 am
Coffee and Registration

9:00-9:30 am
Opening Remarks
Dr. Rebecca Howard & Dr. Jared Phillips, organizers

9:30-10:00 am
Buffalo National River and the Arkansas Ozarks: Ancestral Territory of the Osage
Dr. Andrea Hunter, Osage Nation Historic Preservation Office

10:00-10:30 am
Farmers and Fiber: Ancient Plant Use along the Buffalo National River
Dr. Elizabeth Horton, Arkansas Archeological Survey

10:30-10:40 am
Coffee Break

10:40-11:10 am
Slavery and Race in the Arkansas Ozarks
Dr. Kelly Houston Jones, Arkansas Tech University

11:10-11:40 am
The Civil War and Beyond in the Buffalo River Valley
Dr. Rebecca Howard, Lone Star College

11:40 am-12:15 pm
Historic Cemeteries Near the Buffalo River
Abby Burnett, independent historian

12:15-1:30 pm
Lunch (on your own). The Ozark Society Foundation will provide a light lunch, free of charge, at the Shiloh Museum. Pick up a lunch ticket at the symposium–while they last!

1:45-2:15 pm
Bring on the Dam Progress: The New Deal and Dam Building in the Arkansas Ozarks
Dr. Blake Perkins, Williams Baptist University

2:15-2:45 pm
Thomas Hart Benton Paints the Ozarks
Steve Sitton, Thomas Hart Benton Home State Historic Park

2:45-3:00 pm
Coffee Break

3:00-3:30 pm
A Three-Legged Stool: Small Farming in the Buffalo Watershed
Dr. Jared Phillips, University of Arkansas

3:30-4:00 pm
Cultural Resource Threats and Protection in the Ozarks
Dr. Caven Clark, independent contractor

4:00-4:30 pm
Coffee Break

4:30-5:30 pm
Keynote Address
Battling for the Buffalo: Controlling the Fate of the Ozarks’s Rivers
Dr. Brooks Blevins, Missouri State University

Ozark Studies Association
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics & Society