Powhatan Historic State Park Events Scheduled

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Restoring Powhatan: Origins of a State Park

May 25 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

$5 Adults, $3 Children 6-12, Under 6 Free

The theme of this year’s Arkansas Heritage Month is “Saving Our Heritage: Arkansas’s Historic Structures.” Come celebrate with us by taking a special, behind-the-scenes tour of five of these historic structures. You’ll learn about the development and decline of a steamboat town and discover the fascinating story of how these buildings were saved and painstakingly preserved.

Pearling Workshop

June 1 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

$20 per necklace, $10 per bracelet, $5 per earring set

Freshwater pearls from the bottom of the Black River have been a large part of our local history, but what do you do with the pearls once they’re found? Join our staff to make beautiful necklaces, bracelets, or earrings from milky white pearls and learn about the history of the freshwater pearling industry on the Black River. Note: the pearls used in this workshop were not harvested from the Black River.