June Events at Powhatan Historic State Park including Father’s Day Fun
Cane Pole Fishing
June 16, 2018
Is there any activity that makes more father-child memories than fishing? Join the park interpreter June 16 from 9am-12pm for a morning of old fashioned cane pole fishing. For generations, families have fished the Black River at Powhatan with simple cane poles and line. Be a part of this long tradition and see what the Black River might have waiting for you.
Cane poles, tackle and bait will be provided but supplies are limited. Participants can arrive throughout the morning. All participants most follow fishing regulations. Participants over 16 must have a valid Arkansas fishing license. Meet at the Black River picnic area.
Powhatan’s Pastime: Historic Baseball
June 16, 2018
Spend Father’s Day weekend engaged in America’s pastime. Join the park interpreter for a look at how the game we all know was played in the 19th century and join in the fun. 19th century baseball is quite a different game from the one we know today.
Meet at the Black River picnic area. We’ll be using historically accurate balls and equipment, which does not include baseball gloves! While the balls are softer, you’re welcome to bring a glove to protect your hand.
June 23, 2018
Potato Basket Weaving Workshop
9:00am – 2:00pm or until done
Registration Fee: $30/person
There is something about weaving a basket that takes you back to a simpler time and place. With today’s busy lifestyle, we all need to find a relaxing and enjoyable hobby. Join us at Powhatan Historic State Park and learn to weave a Potato basket. This basket has a rich history that has traveled from the East coast across Tennessee with the settlers of Arkansas. The cost is $30.00 and all supplies will be provided for you. Please bring a sack lunch. Space is limited. Reservations are required.
Powhatan Historic State Park is located at 4414 Highway 25, Powhatan AR 72458. Call 870-878-0032 with questions.