During the month of August, see the museum's external exhibit, JBU Through the Decades, at the Siloam Springs Public Library!
Join the Siloam Springs Museum at 7:00 on July 21 for tours of the historic Butterfield Cabin, hors d'oeuvres, blacksmithing demonstrations, and more. Once the Strickler, Arkansas stop on the Butterfield Stage Line, the Butterfield Cabin now stands in West Siloam Springs and is available for your enjoyment at this event! Tickets are $50. Click here to book your spot by July 18!
Join us for dinner and discussion of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak at 7:00 on June 26 at Birra-Vino's Pizzeria!
Summer is the time for water sports! Design ye olde swimwear at the museum's table at the Farmers Market to learn about how fashions have changed. The museum will have a table at Kids' Day at the Farmers' Market from 9:00 to 12:00 on June 9.
Join us for dinner and discussion of Thunderbolt! by Robert S. Johnson!
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.
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.
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:
2 Gals' Junk
Primavera Garden Club
Edibles by Zoe
The Courtyard Events Center
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!
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 email@example.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.
Our new special exhibit, "Tet Offensive: 50th Anniversary," features Vietnam War artifacts loaned by noted John Brown University history professor Preston Jones and other local veterans. Dr. Jones will speak at 10:00 on Saturday the 27th, and coffee and pastries will be provided. Come see it for FREE!
Read Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann this month, then join us on November 28 for dinner and discussion at Birra-Vino's Pizzeria.
Need the book? Drop by the museum today to borrow a copy for free!
Beer, food, friends, and history. What could be better? Tap Into History, our annual pub crawl starts at 7:00 p.m. at Inn at the Springs on October 20. One ticket gets you three pours of beer, a pretzel, and museum membership. Click here to get your tickets now!
Fall is upon us! That means it's time for a new special exhibit. Our fall special exhibit will focus on life in Siloam Springs during the 60's and 70's, and will accompany the Siloam Springs High School 1964-79 Class Reunion (September 16). For more information about the reunion, visit http://sshs-reunion-64-79.com.
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.
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.
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!
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.