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Each city has its own story to tell and we are very proud of ours. When you learn about the city in which your ancestors lived, you take a big step towards understanding what their life was like and the people, places, and events that impacted the course of their own personal history. We recommend starting your search by accessing the many free online resources presented by our state and federal government agencies, some of which may be found below. The Eureka Springs Historical Museum also offers Research Services for those requiring additional assistance with historical, genealogical, and academic inquiries.

Note: External links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Eureka Springs Historical Museum of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. ESHM bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Please contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

Museum Research Services

The Eureka Springs Historical Museum also has a large collection of archival documents and photos on the history of this wonderful “City of Distinction” and its residents. Our staff historians take great pride in helping you make amazing discoveries at very reasonable rates.

» Click here for our Research Request Form «

Completed forms may be emailed to, or mailed to the museum at: ESHM, 95 S. Main Street, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Within three to four days of receiving your request, you will receive a reply confirming that we received your request. Our staff will contact you if more information is needed. Depending on the number of research requests our staff is processing at the moment, it may take one to three weeks after confirmation of your request before the results are delivered to you.

You may send a check for $15 for the first hour, or you can pay online here:

Questions? Please call 479-253-9417

Copies and Research Fees:

  • Research Request Fee: $15.00 per hour (min. 1 hour).
  • 8 ½ x 11 Black & White Xerox copies are .50 each, plus postage.
  • 8 ½ x 14 Black & White Xerox copies are $1.00 each, plus postage.
  • In lieu of printed paper copies, scanned documents and images can be emailed for free.

Note: When using any product acquired from the Museum in publications, please credit the Museum. Credit should appear adjacent to each image. If that is not possible, it should be placed in a visible location.  The credit line should read, “Courtesy of the Eureka Springs Historical Museum.”

A complimentary copy of any publication in which ESHM photos or written materials are utilized should be sent to:

Eureka Springs Historical Museum
95 South Main St.
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

The Eureka Springs Historical Museum is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Your donations are greatly appreciated. Please call for information about becoming a Member of the Museum.

Another great way to learn about our “City of Distinction” is to visit us in October for our Living History Tour,  “Voices of the Silent City”.


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