The Ozark Mountains cut across the northwestern corner of Arkansas so, unlike the delta region in eastern Arkansas which supported cotton plantations, most early settlers on the Springfield Plateau were farmers who cleared the land to grow fruits and vegetables and raise cattle, chicken, and pigs. Agriculture still places a role in the area but today it is more known as the headquarters of Walmart and Tyson chicken.
The Shiloh Museum with nicely arranged exhibits, many artifacts, and informative storyboards is a step above most other small local museums. Five historical buildings are located on the property. The Searcy House can be toured upon request.
The accessible entrance is on Center Street, on the north side of the museum. There are several accessible parking spaces on Center Street. The museum building is accessible but the grounds and historical buildings are not due to rough, uneven ground and steps.