New Winter Hours Announced
Starting Monday, January 11th 2016, the new winter hours for the Eureka Springs Historical Museum will be:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:30am-4:00pm
Closed on Sundays and Wednesdays
Also closed when Eureka Springs Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. Thank you all for your support!
2nd Annual Eureka Springs Historical Museum Garage Sale
It's never too early to get rid of junk you don't need!
Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs will be hosting the 2nd Annual Eureka Springs Historical Museum’s Garage Sale in the Convention Center on Saturday January 23rd, 2016 from 9am to 5pm. Admission will be $3 per person.
If you are in need of cleaning out your garage and emptying your closets, you are invited to rent 8’X10’ booths for $30. Tables are available for an additional $5- each table on limited basis. Set up will be Friday, January 22nd, 2016 from 5pm-8pm and Saturday, January 23rd from 7am-9am.
Call Kindra at 479-253-9768 Ext. 602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and to reserve your space.
**Note: All admission proceeds will go to the Eureka Springs Historical Museum.
Eureka Springs Historical Museum Annual Meeting of the Membership
The Eureka Springs Historical Museum held their Annual Membership Meeting on Monday, August 17th at 7:00pm at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. Carol Greer and Phyllis McGuire were thanked for their ten and fifteen years respectively spent serving on the board. Incoming board members, Charla Destry, Cindy Holt and Debbie Smith were introduced and welcomed to the ESHM Board of Directors. Volunteer of the Year, Terry Miller, was recognized for always being at our beck and call, and helping us whenever we need him. Thank you to all who attended!
ESHM EXHIBIT TO HONOR LOUIS FREUND AND CENTENNIAL MURAL
The Eureka Springs Historical Museum will celebrate Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts with an exhibit honoring local artist, Louis Freund and the Centennial Mural. The exhibit which opened May 1st, includes photographs, artifacts, original artwork and information on both Louis Freund and the Mural which is being restored thanks to a grant awarded to the Eureka Springs Preservation Society from the Arkansas Department of Heritage.
Louis Freund, along with his wife Elsie, purchased Hatchet Hall, the last home of Carry Nation in the 1940's, which served as the site of the Summer School of the Ozarks from 1940 to 1951. Here the Freunds conducted art programs, as well as pursuing their own careers as artists. When the Freunds retired to Eureka Springs in 1967, Elsie continued to work as an artist while remaining active in the art community and worked along with Louis to preserve the historic character of Eureka Springs and to promote Arkansas art and artists. They worked tirelessly to save Eureka's old buildings. They were instrumental in getting Eureka Springs on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
The Eureka Springs Preservation Society will be hosting an event at ESHM on May 28th to celebrate both the Centennial Mural and Calif Spring. Both projects are one of the ways money generated by the Preservation Society’s Christmas Tour of Homes is used to benefit preservation in Eureka Springs.
The Eureka Springs Historical Museum is located in the heart of the historic district at 95 S. Main in Calif House, built in 1889. Its mission is to collect, preserve and exhibit the documents, photographs, and artifacts pertaining to the history of Eureka Springs, (Carroll County), and surrounding areas. See the colorful past of this unique town and the people who lived here. A fascinating collection of papers, photographs, mementos, official documents, home furnishings, and other artifacts are on display. We offer a newly renovated main floor with new exhibits that tell the story of Eureka Springs. We also have a second floor with more exhibits, as well as an Art Gallery that features local artists that helped start the artist boom in Eureka Springs.
The museum’s income is derived from admissions, donations, fundraisers, research fees, and gift shop sales, as well as memberships which are open and available to all interested persons.
NEW WINTER HOURS
We are open from 9:30am-4:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The museum is closed on Sunday and Wednesday. We are also closed due to inclement weather.
Self-Guided Tours: Adults, $5.00 • Students with ID, $2.50
Children under 12, Free • Always free to members!
You may contact us by calling 479-253-9417.
Eureka Springs Historical Museum is a 501(c)3 exempt organization. This means that donations to ESHM are tax-deductible.