Discover the past of Siloam Springs with our knowledgeable staff!

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Don Warden, Director - Collections and Research

Don Warden is the director and historian here at the Siloam Springs Museum. He has served in this position since 1991 and is very knowledgeable of the history of Siloam Springs.  If you have a question on Siloam Springs history, don't hesitate to ask! Don can be reached at or 479-524-4011. Additionally, Don leads free walking tours of the city in the fall, spring, and during the Heritage Festival. Don is also a published author. In 2012, Arcadia Publishing produced Don's book on the city, "Images of America: Siloam Springs," which can be purchased at the museum.

Karin Woodruff, Director - Education and Public Outreach

Karin Woodruff is over public programming, including events, field trips, and outreach programs. If you have questions on programming, feel free to contact her at or at 479-524-4011. Karin moved to Siloam Springs in 2015 and has enjoyed becoming acquainted with the area, including Siloam Springs' beautiful downtown.

Mallory Allison, John Brown University Work Study Student

Mallory Allison assists with many different tasks, including events, research, and exhibits, as our work study student for the 2017 Spring Semester. She is pursuing her degree in History with a minor in Museum Studies at John Brown University. She recently returned from a study abroad semester in Ireland and we're glad to have her working with us again in 2017.

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Coplea Donley, John Brown University Work Study Student

Coplea Donley also comes to us from John Brown University, where she is studying history and business management. We're grateful to have her continued assistance with exhibits, archives, and collections, especially with our newly installed collections management software, called Past Perfect, since this past Fall 2016 Semester.