Friday, August 19, 2011

Cabot Visits The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

Springdale, Arkansas is located between Rogers and Fayetteville here in Northwest Arkansas. In 1840, a small settlement was established around a log church known as the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, giving the town its original name. The community grew big enough to need a post office. However, Arkansas already had a town named Shiloh. Due to the abundant local springs, “Springs in the Dale” was suggested. The town was incorporated officially as Springdale in 1878. Today Springdale is a big part of the growing and prosperous economic powerhouse that is Northwest Arkansas. The challenge for the future involves balancing rapid growth with preserving the natural resources and beauty that first drew people here.

The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History serves the public by providing resources for finding meaning, enjoyment, and inspiration in the exploration of the Arkansas Ozarks.

Most of what you'll see at the museum highlights the real shapers of Ozark history - the everyday men, women, and children who lived in our towns and rural communities. Along with exhibits, you can explore six historic buildings on the museum grounds. We also have a research library with a collection of over 500,000 photographs of Ozark life.

This is outside on the grounds of the Shiloh Museum.

Can I drive?

Behind me is a “spring house” – underneath it in the back is a stone basement that houses a well – this is where the early settlers could keep things cool.

This is what was once a real working outhouse!!!

Notice the large metal tub hanging on the outside of the outhouse – that was their bathtub!!!

It's a two seater!

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