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May 07

Shout out to Shiloh Museum volunteers

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 3:35 PM by Melissa Reeves

Note: This article is part of the Spring/Summer 2018 Springdale Newsletter. To check out the full newsletter, please click here.

Shout out to Shiloh Museum volunteers

henryShiloh Museum volunteer and Springdale resident Henry Freeman (age 8) recently received the President’s Volunteer Service Award "in recognition and appreciation for his commitment to strengthen our nation and communities through volunteer service."

Henry received the Silver Award for volunteering 57.5 hours of his personal time in 2017. He helps museum educators with school tours. Depending on the tour theme, you might find Henry helping students learn to use a spinning wheel as part of a "Pioneer Chores" activity, offering tips for an exhibit hall scavenger hunt, or reciting "The Night Before Christmas" during a "Log Cabin Christmas" program. 

He always arrives early to help set up for the tours and he always stays after the tours are over to help with clean-up. 

Henry is also one of our Springdale Spirit Award winners! You can read more about his great work here.

Congratulations and thank you, Henry! We're so glad you're a member of the Shiloh Museum family. 


janWhen Shiloh Museum volunteer and Springdale High School (SHS) graduate Jan Partain came in for her usual Friday morning stint in the research library a few weeks ago and brought in some really special items to donate to the museum. 

When Jan was crowned Miss SHS in 1975, she wore the lovely gown you see on the right in this photo. The following year, Jan wore the blue gown on the left when she transferred her crown to Miss SHS of 1976. 

Jan says that she and her mother drove to Tulsa to purchase the gowns at a dress shop called Paulette's.

Thank you, Jan, for allowing the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History to preserve these pieces of your past. You'll always be royalty in our book!