Project for Public Spaces

The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History is pleased to announce it was recently awarded an $80,000 Community Placemaking Grant from Project for Public Spaces that will help continue the museum’s mission to make history and culture engaging for all. It also seeks public input on how those funds should be used.

The funding, along with the technical assistance from Project for Public Spaces, will enable the museum to:

  • design, create and develop an outdoor space that engages the community.
  • update its language and outdoor interpretation to serve the community’s diverse population, including Marshallese and Latinx.
  • improve accessibility through signage, lighting, and wayfinding.

The museum invites the public to be a part of the envisioning and brainstorming on site for our outdoor spaces. Therefore,  we are hosting A fast-paced, engaging, and participatory workshop at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at the Shiloh Museum. We encourage people of all ages, including children, to participate. There will be refreshments. Make your reservation using the RSVP form on this page or calling (479) 750-8165.

“We are so thrilled to be the recipient of this grant opportunity and to have the leadership from Project for Public Spaces as we work toward developing our public spaces. Of course, we want Shiloh to be an integral part of downtown Springdale and to match the energy and vibrancy of the city we see growing around us,” says Angie Albright, Shiloh Museum director.

Shiloh is one of three Northwest Arkansas nonprofits or public agencies to receive a Community Placemaking Grant from Project for Public Spaces for Spring 2023 through the Walton Family Foundation, which serves as a social impact partner.

RSVP for Wednesday, June 28, 2023

We invite participants of all ages and all communities. We do request that children younger than 13 be accompanied by an adult.

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