The Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library and the Eureka Springs Historical Museum are joining forces to present "Reel" History - a public screening of digitized vintage film reels from the archives, featuring Eureka Springs landmarks, events, and characters from the past.
The Eureka Springs Historical Museum strives to preserve and protect the history and heritage of this city and its people. They are located at the south entrance to the historic district at 95 S. Main Street.
The visitor center is packed full of information that will enhance your visit and the gift shop has souvenirs, books, and treasures by local artists.
The museum’s income is derived from admissions, donations, fundraisers, research fees, and gift shop sales, as well as memberships (which are available to all interested persons).
It is a non-profit museum, so donations and fundraisers, like "Reel History," help to keep the doors open.
Each date will feature a new set of films:
Friday, April 07 - Films from the 1900s to the early 1970s
Friday, April 14 - "Gettin' Back" 1974 music documentary
Friday, April 28 - Promotional ES films from the 1980s+1990s
Film screenings will take place in the ES Carnegie Public Library Meeting Room at 192 Spring Street.
This is one of only four free public libraries in Arkansas funded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It was built of native limestone and completed in 1912 on this site which was donated by Eureka Springs resident Richard C. Kerens. The architect was George W. Hellmuth of St. Louis.
No admission charge, although donations will be accepted, with proceeds split evenly between the library and museum.