Friday, March 01, 2019

Territorial Arkansas Living History School Day

Meeting Place: Davidsonville Historic State Park
09:00 am - 02:00 pm
Admission - TBA: Free
Trade the school books for hands on history at Davidsonville Historic State Park as we celebrate 200 years of Arkansas Territory. Teachers, bring your class and come explore town as it would have been during a hey-day market week and explore the pattern of peoples and trades that made Arkansas what it is today. Try your hand at candle making, tomahawk throwing, carpentry, brickmaking, quill writing, historic games, and more. Visit the historic tavern for a drink or meander over to the public house for a hand of cards and a talk with the innkeeper. A variety of townsfolk will be present to talk about experiences, ranging from the doctor and his medical ideas, to the struggles of slaves that called this area home. Contact the park interpreter at (870) 892-4708 to register your class today. Space is limited and will likely fill up early. This project is presented by the Arkansas State Archives and Arkansas State Parks and is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.