School Programs

Here at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, one of our primary functions is to serve as an educational resource for teachers and children. All our school programs are free of charge and are designed to meet grade-appropriate curriculum frameworks for grades K–12. We offer field trips and visits to the classroom, discovery boxes and artifact boxes for loan, and professional development workshops for teachers. Join the fun as we bring the past to the present! 

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Hello teachers! 

We appreciate the work of our area educators in providing instruction and meaningful experiences to students of all ages during a pandemic and uncertain times. We want to support your efforts through our program offerings virtually, in person, or a hybrid of the two.

Some of the ways we can collaborate with you include:

  • We can host your classes or groups at the Museum for a tour of the exhibit hall and grounds or for a customized program based on your curriculum needs. Our on-site programs are interactive, and we can divide classes into smaller groups to create a safe and meaningful experience for your students.

  • We can come to your classroom for a presentation and activities designed to meet curriculum standards in many topic areas. 

  • You can host a virtual field trip via Zoom in which our staff are the guest speakers. By hosting, you can ensure you are following your school’s security protocols. Typically these virtual field trips are 30 to 45 minutes, but we are happy to work with you to design the appropriate length program.

  • We can partner with you to develop a hybrid program that has both virtual and in-person components.

Our program topics cover many areas related to the Arkansas Ozarks, specifically Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Newton, and Washington counties. We are happy to work with you to develop the programming appropriate for your curriculum and grade level. Some of our most popular topics include:

  • Native Americans in the Ozarks: we use our bluff shelter exhibit and explore artifacts from our Native American collections.

  • Transportation Then and Now: we explore various forms of transportation and their historical development in the Ozarks, including covered wagons, trains, cars, trucks, and airports. 

To learn more about how we can help you, email Judy Costello or call 479-750-8165.