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Step Back in Time at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

Step Back in Time at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

Do you want to enjoy a journey back in time?

If so, head to the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

It's just 23 minutes from our student apartments in Fayetteville, AR, and is home to Arkansas' most extensive collection of historic images.

The museum is named after the pioneer town of Shiloh, which became Springdale in the 1870s. The permanent exhibits explore the region's storied history from the first Indian arrivals nearly 15,000 years ago through the present day.

Highlights include:

Prehistoric Ozarks 

When the Indians came to the Ozarks, it was toward the end of the Ice Age. The climate was wet and cool, while the hills were covered with spruces and pines. The Indians didn't stay in one place. Instead, they roamed throughout the Ozarks in search of big game such as the mastodon and musk ox. 

Settling the Ozarks 

Settling the Ozarks begins by highlighting the Indian settlers who had established farmsteads and orchards by the 1810s. In 1828, the land officially opened for settlement. It drew white settlers who arrived by oxen-driven wagons. They typically built homes made of logs and worked hard to live off the land. 

1920 to 1950

Between 1920 and 1950, the agriculture industry thrived in northwest Arkansas. Tomatoes and beans were cash crops, and the grape industry flourished after the Welch Grape Juice Company built a plant. This exhibit also focuses on President Roosevelt's New Deal program. This program helped build roads and bridges in our area, along with Devil's Den State Park. 

The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is always free. 

The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History is just one of the premier attractions near our furnished apartments in Fayetteville, AR. If you are searching for a place to call home, please contact us. We'd love to give you a tour of our community. 

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