Plowing the Ozarks
Join Washington County farmers Jared and Lindi Phillips and their team of Belgian draft horses during a pre-recorded demonstration of old-time methods of plowing the land, Saturday, May 15, at 10:30 a.m. on the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History's Facebook page and YouTube channel.
The Phillips family owns and operates a farm in west Washington County, where they raise heritage breeds of sheep, hogs, chickens, and organic hay.
Jared Phillips is assistant professor of international studies at the University of Arkansas, where he focuses on peace, food security, human rights, and rural development. Lindi Phillips works the farm while raising their children.
To view the program, visit the museum's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ShilohMuseum/ or YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/ShilohMuseumofOzarkHistory.
Ozark Folk Medicine
Brandon Weston, author of Ozark Folk Magic: Plants, Prayers, and Healing, will discuss his work as a folklorist, herbalist, healer, and writer in a Zoom program hosted by the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Wednesday, May 19, at noon.
Virtual History Camp for Kids
Registration is underway for the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History's virtual online summer camps for children. The theme is “Art in the Trades,” with a focus on artistic expression in occupations such as weaving, sewing, pottery, sculpting, woodworking, architecture, writing, painting, and photography. The life and work of historic Ozark tradespeople as well as members of modern-day Latinx and Marshallese communities will be explored.
Camp 1, for ages 7 to 10, takes place June 21-25 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Camp 2, for ages 11 to 14 is July 19-23 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The camps are free of charge, but in order to receive a box of craft supplies, campers must be preregistered by June 4 for Camp 1 and by July 2 for Camp 2.
For more information, call the Shiloh Museum at 479-750-8165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.