Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History is a regional history museum focusing on the Northwest Arkansas Ozarks. The museum takes its name from the pioneer community of Shiloh, which became Springdale in the 1870s.
Most of the museum's holdings highlight the real shapers of Ozark history - the everyday men, women, and children who lived in our towns and rural communities. Telling their stories through a variety of exhibits on native peoples, pioneers, the Civil War, the fruit and timber industries, and traditional folklife, the museum strives to provide something for all ages. Learn to use a grinding stone, try on some old-timey clothes, listen to folk music, or sit and play a game of checkers -- all at the Shiloh Museum.
Along with exhibits, visitors can explore six historic buildings on the museum grounds, including a log cabin, a barn, and a town home of the 1940s. Shaded walking paths and picnic tables offer a chance to relax and remember a time when life moved at a slower pace. The Shiloh Museum also houses a research library with an extensive collection of over 700,000 photographs of Ozark life and offers programs, lectures, and changing exhibits on a variety of regional history topics.
Located in downtown Springdale at the corner of Main Street and Johnson Avenue, the museum's hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.