Veteran's Day Exhibit and Activities
Recently, two local Veterans , Mike Warkentin and Roy Tronnes, were down at the Museum to help choose and bring down items from the third floor for our annual Veterans’ Day exhibit. They carried down the large oil portrait of Crandall Walker and the equally large vintage Liberty Bonds poster that we are fortunate to have in our collection.
While they were there, they replaced the American flag that hangs on the front porch that had become damaged. Afterwards, Mike and Roy carefully and respectfully folded the old flag and took it back with them to American Legion Walker Wilson Post 9 for proper disposal.
The exhibit features photographs, documents, uniforms, insignias, a Red Cross Friendshlp quilt, and other items pertaining to those who have served from our area over the years.
The Liberty Bonds poster has had a hard life and a special fund has been set up down at the Museum to raise funds to restore the poster to its original glory.
Volunteer of the Year Named
Suzanne Williams, above right, was named "Volunteer of the Year" at the Annual Membership Meeting of the Eureka Springs Historical Museum.
In addition to volunteering as a museum greeter at the front desk for several hours weekly, Suzanne assists with research as requested. But her biggest accomplishment this past year has been guiding the reprinting of the second edition of "Eureka Springs: A Postcard History 1879-1979", a book which was originally published as a part of the Centennial in 1979, and has been out of print for many years.
Suzanne is pictured above with Stephanie Stodden, Director of Operations at the museum, and a copy of the book, which is available at the museum bookstore for $20.
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Dr. Tim Kovalcik to Speak on “Death at the Springs
The Eureka Springs Historical Museum invites members and the public to a presentation by former Eureka resident Dr. Tim Kovalcik, on Monday evening, July 28th, at 6 PM, at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center.
A former Eureka resident, Dr. Kovalcik is the Distingished Griswold Professor of History at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois.
The subject of his talk will be “Death at the Springs: Early accounts of Politicians and Partisans who came to Eureka and Were Not Healed”. Primary sources for his subject were discovered in the museum archives as well as in a nationwide data base of newspapers from 1879-1883.
In 2012 and again in 2013 he spent two weeks during the summer at the museum doing research while leading two student interns from Milliken in working on archival records.
Tim is a proud graduate of Eureka Springs High School class of 1992, a Millikin Graduate in 1996, and received his PH.D. At the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.
He is the son of Anne and the late John Kovalcik of Eureka Springs.
The event is free to members and non-members alike. Non members are welcome to leave a donation for the museum's operating fund.
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The Eureka Springs Historical Museum is located in the heart of the historic district at 95 S. Main in Calif House, built in 1889. Its mission is to collect, preserve and exhibit the documents, photographs, and artifacts pertaining to the history of Eureka Springs, (Carroll County), and surrounding areas. See the colorful past of this unique town and the people who lived here. A fascinating collection of papers, photographs, mementos, official documents, home furnishings, and other artifacts are on display. We offer a newly renovated main floor with new exhibits that tell the story of Eureka Springs. We also have a second floor with more exhibits, as well as an Art Gallery that features local artists that helped start the artist boom in Eureka Springs.
The museum’s income is derived from admissions, donations, fundraisers, research fees, and gift shop sales, as well as memberships which are open and available to all interested persons. We are open from 9:30am-4:00pm Monday through Saturday, and 11:00am-4:00pm on Sunday.
Self-Guided Tours: Adults, $5.00 • Students with ID, $2.50
Children under 12, Free • Always free to members!
Daily Hours: 9:30am-4:00pm Monday through Saturday, 11:00am-4:00pm on Sunday
You may contact us by calling 479-253-9417.
Eureka Springs Historical Museum is a 501(c)3 exempt organization. This means that donations to ESHM are tax-deductible.