In 2020 Main Street Siloam Springs added an important educational component to our website. As a historic preservation organization we took on a project to create an historic building registry for our downtown - Downtown Then and Now. Now residents and visitors can learn the history of these old buildings in the heart of our community and can even see "before and after" photos. This project was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Education - Digital Media by Preserve Arkansas!
Our goal is to raise funds to make this project even better. We are working on adding interpretive plaques that will allow people to scan the QR code on the plaque and be directed to our website where they will be able to use the interactive before and now feature as well as read about the history of the building. We want to educate those who visit our downtown about the story of our community and the importance of preserving our historic district - the heartbeat of Siloam Springs! Our goal is to raise $2500 by April 30th.
That's why we started this fundraiser on Pure Charity. Every penny goes to fund projects that provide the interpretive plaques and more to take this educational project to the next level.
Thank you for helping us bring awareness to the importance of historic preservation! Be sure to check out the Downtown Then & Now Historic Building Registry at mainstreetsiloam.org!