Eureka Springs

J. Froelich / KUAF

In the late 19th century, Eureka Springs, a popular health resort, attracted a number of physicians interested in practicing natural healing. Among them was Pearl Hale Tatman, one of the first female physicians to practice in Arkansas. We visit her original home on Spring Street for a check up, then go to the local museum to learn more.

Community Spotlight - Books in Bloom

May 19, 2017

The 12th annual Books in Bloom Literary Festival will take place Sunday, May 21 from noon to 5 pm at the Crescent Hotel and Spa in Eureka Springs.  Books in Bloom is presented by the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation.  

J. Froelich / KUAF

Eureka Springs, population 2,000, has hired a new Parks & Recreation Director who will manage a complex patchwork of historic city parks including a dozen ancient cold water spring reservations and three aging city lakes. We meet the new director, secure an assessment of the 1800-acre parks system from chair of the city's parks commission, hear from a member of the Springs Committee, gather opinion from the mayor and meet a member of the "Downtown Natives"--newly organized to restore feral boulevards and pocket parks throughout the city.

When the Eroica Trio formed they came together over their passion of music. As the trio entered the spotlight they realized that an all-female chamber ensemble was actually shattering the glass ceiling in classical music. The group is in Northwest Arkansas this week for the Eureka Springs Into Music Festival, which culminates in a concert tonight at the Auditorium  on Main  Street in downtown Eureka Springs.

Jacqueline Froelich

Plans are underway in Eureka Springs to build a community center—the first such facility in the town’s 137-year history--on a vacated public school site. The Eureka Springs Highlander Community Center is designed to be a financially self-sustaining hybrid complex, accommodating both commercial and public use.