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Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
21 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
Shiloh Museum photo archivist Marie Demeroukas presented this slide program during a reunion of the Crossbowettes, a girls archery team from Huntsville, Arkansas, on November 15, 2020.
31 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
Members of the Crossbowettes, a 1950s-1960s girls archery team from Huntsville, Arkansas, share stories during a reunion held at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History on November 15, 2020. Museum photo archivist Marie Demeroukas is the moderator.
35 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
Nothing Here is Arbitrary
Historic preservation consultant Joan Gould shares some of her experiences in documenting pre-Civil War architecture in Northwest Arkansas. Recorded January 17, 2017.
54 minutes | Jan 2, 2020
Uncovering Ozark Coverlets
Marty Benson and Laura Redford, members of the Northwest Arkansas Handweavers Guild, share findings from their study of some three dozen hand-woven coverlets in the Shiloh Museum collection. Benson and Redford are experienced weavers and weaving instructors with an interest in history and historic textiles, and both are volunteers at the Shiloh Museum. Recorded January 15, 2014 Follow Marty and Laura's continuing research on Ozark Coverlets via their Facebook page.
18 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
Prehistoric Indian Pottery
Ann Early, state archeologist with the Arkansas Archeological Survey, discusses the art and craft of prehistoric Indian pottery. Recorded September 19, 2018.
27 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
Otto Rayburn and His Ozark Folk Encyclopedia
Ethel Simpson, retired archivist with the University of Arkansas Special Collections Department, explores the life and work of Otto Ernest Rayburn, an author and educator who moved to the Ozarks in 1917, spent years amassing newspaper clippings, magazine articles, letters, and photos related to Ozark lore and life, eventually organizing his collection into a 229-volume "encyclopedia." Today the collection is housed in the Special Collections Department at the University of Arkansas's Mullins Library. Recorded April 19, 2017.
18 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
Politics, Prejudice, and Permanent Posts
Retired archeologist John Riggs explains the history of Arkansas's western boundary line. During his thirty-four year career in archeology, Riggs worked in Arkansas for the Arkansas Archeological Survey, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Recorded August 21, 2019.
24 minutes | Apr 24, 2019
Northwest Arkansas's "Peavine" Railroad
A history of the Kansas City & Memphis Railway, known as the "Peavine" Railroad, by local railroad historian Mike Sypult. Recorded January 16, 2019.
25 minutes | Mar 29, 2019
Our Lady of the Ozarks Shrine
Independent researcher Mary Ann Kahmann discusses the history of Our Lady of the Ozarks Shrine. Established in 1942 as a Catholic chapel atop Mount Gaylor near Winslow, Arkansas, the church was organized due to the efforts of local women who saw the need for a church in their remote community. Kahmann and Juana Young are the authors of In God's Pocket: The History of Our Lady of the Ozarks Shrine. Recorded February 20, 2019.
22 minutes | Sep 21, 2017
Untold Stories of the American Dream
Rubicely Hernandez Monter and Zessna Garcia Rios, former members of the Northwest Arkansas Community College DREAMers (an organization composed of students who were brought into this country without documents as children) discuss their life experiences. Recorded September 20, 2017.
46 minutes | Oct 22, 2015
The Ordinary Life of Extraordinary Minnie
Brooks Blevins, professor of Ozarks studies at Missouri State University, discusses the life of Minnie Atteberry, a Searcy County, Arkansas, farm woman who kept a daily diary from the 1930s into the 1960s. The Atteberry diaries were donated to the Special Collections Department of Mullins Library at the University of Arkansas by Searcy County historian James Johnston in 1993. Recorded October 21, 2015.
34 minutes | Sep 17, 2015
The Rebirth of War Eagle Mill
Zoe Medlin Caywood shares stories from her thirty-plus years as owner-operator of War Eagle Mill in Benton County, Arkansas. In 1973, Caywood and her parents, Jewell and Leta Medlin, rebuilt the mill. It was the fourth War Eagle Mill to be built on the site along the banks of the War Eagle River. Recorded September 16, 2015.
29 minutes | Jul 15, 2015
A History of Fly Fishing in Arkansas
Local fly-fishing guide Scott Branyan discusses fly-fishing in Arkansas. A native Arkansawyer, Branyan has over twenty years experience as a fishing guide on the White River. He is also a freelance photographer and outdoor writer. Recorded on July 15, 2015.
42 minutes | Jun 17, 2015
The Back to the Land Movement: Ozark History and Memories
Local historian Denele Campbell discusses her book, Aquarian Revolution: Back to the Land, a collection of thirty-two interviews with people who moved to the Ozarks in the 1960s in search of a life removed from the trappings of modern society. Recorded June 17, 2015.
29 minutes | Apr 5, 2015
Arkansas Cemeteries and Archeology
Kathleen Cande, senior project archeologist with the Arkansas Archeological Survey, describes the Survey's work to document and preserve historic cemeteries in Arkansas. Recorded March 18, 2015.
39 minutes | Jun 18, 2014
"A Real Satisfaction"
Shiloh Museum outreach coordinator Susan Young shares the life story of Essie Ward, a folk artist from Searcy County, Arkansas. Recorded June 18, 2014. NOTE: In her talk, Young states that upon meeting Jesse Ward, Essie Treat went home and told her folks she had just met the man she was going to marry. In fact, it was the other way around: Jesse went home and told his folks he had just met the woman he was going to marry.
29 minutes | Aug 21, 2013
The Tomato Club Girls
Joyce Mendenhall, administrative specialist with the Washington County (Arkansas) Extension Service, traces the history of home demonstration clubs in Arkansas. Recorded August 21, 2013.
58 minutes | Nov 16, 2011
He Stayed in Print: The Life of Ernie Deane
Journalist, educator, and historian Ernie Deane is remembered by his daughter, Frances "Fran" Deane Alexander. Ernie Deane was a press officer for Gen. George Patton during World War II and at the Nuremberg Trials after the war, a newspaper columnist, a journalism professor, a director of the War Eagle Fair, a champion of historic preservation, and a community activist. Recorded November 16, 2011.
74 minutes | Aug 18, 2011
Arkansas Apple Roots
Dr. Roy Rom, emeritus professor of horticulture at the University of Arkansas, and owner of Rom Family Orchard in Fayetteville, discusses the history of apple production in Arkansas. Recorded August 17, 2011.
50 minutes | Aug 17, 2011
Tallgrass Prairies of Northwest Arkansas
Ozark Ecological Restorations founder Joe Woolbright and biologist Joe Neal discuss the history of plants and birds related to regional tallgrass prairies. Recorded August 17, 2011.
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