Fayetteville’s Hippie Information Activists

Graphic featuring a multi-color tie-dyed design with a yellow, torn newspaper clipping on the bottom left. The words, “Fayetteville’s Hippie Information Activists, Historical Presentation by Megan Pobywaijlo” is over the design.6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale, AR 72764
Admission: Free
Viewing also available online (registration required)

As part of the Shiloh Museum’s ongoing Not Strictly History series, Megan Pobywajlo will present Fayetteville’s Hippie Information Activists, a brief history of the Ozark Mountain Times student newspaper. In the early 1970s, a committed activist community formed around a short-lived countercultural newspaper, aiding in the creation of Fayetteville’s “Free Switchboard.” Classified ads, a 24-hour hotline, and resource center ran with the mission of organizing a network of free support for basic human needs on the ground in Northwest Arkansas. Pobywajlo’s research into the newspaper was part of her MFA thesis project in printmaking at the University of Arkansas.

Registration for online viewing will be available soon!