February 09, 2019
10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

The Doctor Is In: 19th Century Medicine

Meeting Place: Commercial Building

Can you ever have too much blood? What’s pellagra? Why should I take laudanum? All these questions and more will be answered in this exciting, participatory, and sometimes icky program. Learn about health, disease, and medicine in the nineteenth century with a costumed (depending on staffing) interpreter. Visitors can participate and learn about the different afflictions that ailed the residents of Powhatan and early Arkansas and the sometimes dangerous treatments.

Admission: Free

Saturday, February 16, 2019
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

The Great Backyard Bird Count: Beginner Birdwatching

Meeting Place: Schoolhouse

Join the park interpreter at the Powhatan Male and Female Academy (schoolhouse) to learn about our native bird species here in Powhatan. You’ll get to be a part of one of the largest citizen-science ornithology projects in the world as we record what we see. Bring binoculars or spotting scopes if you have them. Some will be provided as well. The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.

Admission: Free

Powhatan Historic State Park