Discover the past of Siloam Springs with our knowledgeable staff.

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Elaine Reynolds, Executive Director

Elaine Reynolds, who holds an MA from the University of Arkansas in anthropology and specialized in museum sciences, is the Museum’s Executive Director. She has experience working with museums and has worked with museums around the world. She is interested in arts that have been traditionally performed by women, such as basket weaving and quilting. Elaine is focused on promoting the history, culture, and community of Siloam Springs.

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Don Warden, 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.

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Amber Black, Social Media and Community Outreach

Amber is a graduate of John Brown University, where she earned a BA in English and history, and King’s College, London, where she received her MA in the History of Warfare. She works part-time with the Museum to promote history, culture, and community.