On October 1, 1880, a young man digging a well in Eureka Springs unearthed a mysterious stone figure of a child. Was it an ancient artifact, a lost work of art, or a hoax? Here at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum, we believe that the art and the history of our community are intertwined, and we are excited to present this fun story that combines freakshow entrepreneurialism with mischievous guerrilla art.
As part of the exhibition, multiple replicas of the mysterious “Eureka Baby" figure were cast, and a select group of local artists were invited to participate in the exhibit by offering their interpretation of this historical curiosity. Exhibit runs through July 29, 2023.
A self-guided tour through our museum illustrates the history of the healing springs and the founding of our city. Permanent and temporary exhibits depict the indigenous people who first discovered the springs, the hardships of pioneer life, the Victorian renaissance that transformed Eureka Springs into a world-renowned health resort, and the arts and counter-culture movement that shaped us into the “town where misfits fit."
If you grew up watching classic Saturday morning cartoons like The Smurfs and Scooby-Doo, there's a good chance you've already seen some of this Artist of the Month's work! Drew Gentle is a renowned illustrator, animator, and art director who worked for many years with Hanna-Barbera, Disney, and Warner Brothers before focusing his talents on stunning figurative art.
An exciting magical adventure awaits, as the popular Witches Escape fundraiser returns in 2023! This year's event has been expanded into two days (Friday Oct 6 and Saturday Oct 7), with unique experiences planned for each day. Save the dates – more info coming soon!
The Eureka Springs Historical Museum presents “Voices from Eureka’s Silent City” living history tours at the city cemetery. Character actors portraying residents of the historic Eureka Springs IOOF cemetery will greet and guide you, sharing the story of their lives and times.