Museum Book Club: The Evening Spider
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Museum Book Club: The Evening Spider

On April 24, the Museum Book Club will meet for dinner and discussion of The Evening Spider by Emily Aresenault at 7:00 at Birra-Vino's Pizzeria. The Evening Spider tells the story of a true 1800's murder mystery by linking the experiences of two mothers--one in the 19th century and one in the 21st century.

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Victorian Tea Party 2018
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Victorian Tea Party 2018

On Saturday, March 24, the Siloam Springs Museum will hold its second Victorian Tea Party! Dress up in your best garb from the late 1800s and join us at the Courtyard Event Center for tea, dessert, and a sense of how Siloam Springs looked and felt in the late 19th century. Recommended for ages 8 and above. See last year's pictures by clicking here.

Adults: $25

Children 8-12: $15

Primavera Garden Club members: $15

Tickets available at the door.

The Siloam Springs Museum would like to thank our generous sponsors:

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2 Gals' Junk

Primavera Garden Club

Edibles by Zoe

The Courtyard Events Center

DJ Bear

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February Book Club: "An Edible History of Humanity" by Tom Standage
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

February Book Club: "An Edible History of Humanity" by Tom Standage

  • 209 East University Street Siloam Springs, AR, 72761 United States (map)
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The Siloam Springs Museum's Book Club will read An Edible History of Humanity by Tom Standage, then meet for a potluck style dinner and discussion at 7:00 on February 27 at 209 E University Street. Anyone can attend for FREE! Bring your favorite dish! 

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Book Club Road Trip
Feb
24
8:00 AM08:00

Book Club Road Trip

NO CHARGE; ONLY RSVP

On February 24, we will carpool to Pawhuska, OK to geographically connect ourselves to the story told in Killers of the Flower Moon. To RSVP, send an email with the subject, "Book Club Road Trip," to chuck@siloamspringsmuseum.com. Please let us know if you are willing to be a driver and how many people your vehicle can carry.

We will meet at the Siloam Springs Museum at 8:00 AM on February 24.

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Museum Book Club
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Museum Book Club

August: Historical Fiction - “Pope Joan: A Novel” by Donna Woolfolk Cross

For a thousand years, her existence has been denied. She is the legend that will not die–-Pope Joan, the ninth-century woman who disguised herself as a man and rose to become the only female ever to sit on the throne of St. Peter. Now in this riveting international bestseller, Cross brings the Middle Ages to life and paints a sweeping portrait of an unforgettable heroine who struggles against restrictions her soul cannot accept. 

Join us for discussion on August 22 at Birra-Vino's Pizza.

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Walks Through History: Walking Tour
Aug
12
11:00 AM11:00

Walks Through History: Walking Tour

Join the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Main Street Siloam, and the Siloam Springs Museum for a walking tour of historic sites in downtown Siloam Springs! Meet tour guide Mark Christ in front of the Crown Hotel (Originally called the Lakeside Hotel) at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12. 

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Museum Book Club
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Museum Book Club

July: Biography - “The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey” by Candice Millard

In a gripping account, Millard focuses on an episode in Teddy Roosevelt's search for adventure that nearly came to a disastrous end. A South American trip that evolved into an ill-prepared journey down an unexplored tributary of the Amazon, the explorers were hampered by the failure to pack enough supplies, the absence of canoes sturdy enough for the river's rapids, an injury Roosevelt sustained which became infected with flesh-eating bacteria, as well as the cannibalistic indigenous tribe that stalked the explorers.

Join us on July 25 at 7pm for discussion!

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Budding Bubble Blowers
Jul
8
9:00 AM09:00

Budding Bubble Blowers

Join the Siloam Springs Museum as we explore and connect the past to the present through fun, educational hands-on activities during Kids' Day at the Siloam Springs Farmers Market. This next activity has us bubbling over with excitement!

On July 8, discover the history of bubble blowing - when was it that children started playing with bubbles? Then create some massive bubbles using our wands and bubble solution!

Activities and themes will vary each Kids' Day, which will occur every second Saturday May through September.

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Museum Book Club
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Museum Book Club

June: Historical Fiction – “The Hummingbird’s Daughter” by Luis Alberto Urrea

The prizewinning writer Luis Alberto Urrea's long-awaited novel is an epic mystical drama of a young woman's sudden sainthood in late 19th-century Mexico. It is 1889, and civil war is brewing in Mexico. A 16-year-old girl, Teresita, illegitimate but beloved daughter of the wealthy and powerful rancher Don Tomas Urrea, wakes from the strangest dream--a dream that she has died. Only it was not a dream. This passionate and rebellious young woman has arisen from death with a power to heal--but it will take all her faith to endure the trials that await her and her family now that she has become the Saint of Cabora.

Join us on June 27 at 7pm for discussion.

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Walls Talk: Historic Home Tour
Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

Walls Talk: Historic Home Tour

  • 114 South College Street Siloam Springs, AR, 72761 United States (map)
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The Siloam Springs Museum is pleased to announce our upcoming event, Walls Talk: Historic Home Tour benefiting the Siloam Springs Museum. Join us on Thursday, June 22, from 6:30-8:30pm for hors d'oeuvres, desserts, drinks, the unveiling of the museum's renovation plans, and a home tour of Gloria McEnroe's house. The home, at 114 S. College St., Siloam Springs, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Maxwell-Sweet house. To attend, please purchase admission by clicking here.

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Twisting, Twirling Thaumatropes
Jun
10
9:00 AM09:00

Twisting, Twirling Thaumatropes

Join the Siloam Springs Museum as we explore and connect the past to the present through fun, educational hands-on activities during Kids' Day at the Siloam Springs Farmers Market.

On June 10th, try out a thaumatrope, which was popular optical toy during the 19th century, and then make your own to take with you.

Activities and themes will vary each Kids' Day, which will occur every second Saturday, May through September.

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Museum Book Club
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Museum Book Club

May Reading Selection: Nonfiction – “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larson

On May 1st, 1915 the Lusitania set sail on its final voyage. That it was sunk by a German U-boat will be news to few—and Larson’s challenge is to craft a historical narrative leading up to the thrilling, if known, conclusion, building anticipation in his readers along the way. To his credit, he makes the task look easy. Dead Wake puts readers right aboard the famous Cunard liner and keeps them turning the pages until the book’s final, breathless encounter.

Join us for discussion at 28 Springs on the evening of Tuesday, May 23.

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Caring Cards: Kids Day at the Farmers Market
May
13
9:00 AM09:00

Caring Cards: Kids Day at the Farmers Market

Join the Siloam Springs Museum as we explore and connect the past to the present through fun, educational hands-on activities during Kids' Day at the Siloam Springs Farmers Market.

On May 13th, come learn about the history of Mother’s Day and make a vintage style card for your mom, grandmother, or any important “mom” in your life.

Activities and themes will vary each Kids' Day, which will occur every second Saturday, May through October.

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World War I: Here and There Special Exhibit
May
2
to Jul 15

World War I: Here and There Special Exhibit

Join the Siloam Springs Museum as we focus on Arkansas Heritage Month's theme, “A State of War: Arkansas Remembers WWI” in our current special exhibit "WWI: Here and There." Discover the experiences of Siloam Springs locals, whether at the home front or at the battlefront in our exhibit from May 2-July 15.

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Museum Book Club
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Museum Book Club

April Book Selection: Historical Fiction – “A Morbid Taste for Bones” by Ellis Peters  

Join us as we discuss a book from Ellis Peters’ highly popular series of medieval mysteries which follow Brother Cadfael, a Benedictine monk at the Abbey in Shrewsbury, as he solves crimes during the 1130’s-1140’s. In the first mystery in the series, “A Morbid Taste for Bones,” the ambitious head of Shrewsbury Abbey wants to acquire Saint Winifred's sacred remains for his Benedictine order. And when the ensuing controversy leads to murder, Brother Cadfael investigates.

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Historic Downtown Walking Tour
Apr
22
3:30 PM15:30

Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Tour will by led by Museum Director of Collections and Research Don Warden. Using copies of historic photographs to illustrate changes in the downtown, this tour contains highlights from the 1950’s-1970’s, including the 1974 flood.

Tour starts at the Siloam Springs Museum at 112 N. Maxwell St. For more information, call 479-524-4011.

 

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Victorian Tea Party
Apr
8
3:30 PM15:30

Victorian Tea Party

We are sold out of tickets for the Victorian Tea Party. We hope you will join us the next time we host a tea party. If you would like to be added to our quarterly newsletter list to stay up-to-date on our upcoming events, please email Karin at karin@siloamspringsmuseum.com.

We cordially invite you to come experience a refined and tasty pastime – afternoon tea. Complete with elegant décor and an assortment of delicate tea cups and saucers, indulge in our Victorian inspired tea time at the Inn at the Springs. Scrumptious finger foods and tea will be served during a short program on the history of afternoon tea and Victorian manners. A Victorian-style paper craft to follow. Hats and gloves encouraged.

Seating is limited so reservations are required. Purchase tickets by clicking on the teacup image to the right or visit the museum at 112 N. Maxwell, Siloam Springs. For more information, please call the Siloam Springs Museum at 479-524-4011.

Tickets are $18/adult, $15/child (up to age 12). Recommended for ages 5 on up.

 

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