We're thrilled to present our new temporary exhibit showcasing the infamous Baker Hospital! This short-lived venture only operated inside the Crescent Hotel from 1937 to 1940, but left quite the impression with its unconventional medical treatments.
The exhibit features artifacts, images, and rare documents highlighting the life and tumultuous career of Norman Baker and his phoney cancer hospital here in Eureka Springs, PLUS original art by Sean Fitzgibbon from his stunning new graphic novel “What Follows is True – Crescent Hotel."
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."
We are pleased to be showcasing local artist Dave Phillips as our February 2023 gift shop Artist of the Month! Dave creates incredible photo-realistic illustrations in pencil. Examples of his work will be on display and for sale in the gift shop all month long. A portion of proceeds benefits the ES Historical Museum!
Attention Eureka Springs area locals! Your history lives here, and we invite you to visit the museum to view our latest exhibits for FREE during the week of April 3. Just show your local ID with zip codes 72632 or 72631 and you'll get free admission.
The Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library and the Eureka Springs Historical Museum are joining forces to present “Reel" History – a public screening of digitized vintage film reels from our archives, featuring Eureka Springs landmarks, events, and characters from the past.
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.