According to ESHM art collection director Sara Armellini, the exhibit, titled "People and Places," will be staged next year.
Manuela Well-Off-Man, assistant curator at Crystal Bridges, and Aaron Jones, interpretation manager, visited the museum last month, Armellini said. The Ozark Skag vases chosen are accredited to Charlie Stehm. Skag pottery, which resembles marble, is made by crushing rock, mixing it with clay and turning it on a potter's wheel. The result is a cream-colored material with flecks of brown, green and yellow in it.
"It's as scarce as hen's teeth," Armellini said.
A five-gallon carboy in its original case from the Ozarka Spring Water Company will be in the exhibit, along with a collapsible nickel drinking cup with pressed design in the lid. Also chosen were a 1965 bronze of Irene Castle by Florence Fish, a pottery platter by Gary Eagen, a water color by Elsie Freund and Louis Freund's study for the downtown mural of Eureka Springs.
"They are going to photograph the mural and display that," Armellini said.
Other regional museums have been asked to contribute pieces to the exhibit, she said.
Armellini made the announcement at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum's annual meeting last week at the Inn at the Ozarks. She also announced new acquisitions to the museum's art collection. The Eureka Springs Historical Museum is located at 95 S. Main St. Open daily 9:30 a.m. -- 4 p.m. More information: www.eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org.