Powhatan Historic State Park Events Scheduled Saturday, August 18, 2018

Candle Making

Meeting Place: Courthouse

09:00 am – 03:00 pm

Did you know Powhatan didn’t have electricity until the 1940s? Join a park interpreter anytime between 9-3 to learn how the early residents of Powhatan lit up the dark Arkansas nights and make your very own candle. Join us any time between 9 and 3 to hear the history and make your very own candle to take home. All ages encouraged to participate, but children should be supervised by parents.


Saturday, September 01, 2018

Victorian Dutch Oven Workshop

Meeting Place: Courthouse

09:00 am – 01:00 pm

Admission: $25 per person

In the 19th century, homes lacked electricity and gas to see with or cook food. How’d they do it then? Why, over the fire! Come learn several recipes from the Victorian dinner table and stay to eat them! Participants will leave with a recipe booklet and the know-how of 19th century cooking! Fee includes all materials. Class size is limited; for questions and reservations, please call (870) 878-6765 or email powhatan@arkansas.com to reserve your space today.



Saturday, September 15, 2018

Trial by Jury Dinner

Meeting Place: Courthouse

06:00 pm – 09:00 pm

Admission: $20

Are you a fan of TV shows that portray trials? Ever wanted to “object” in a courtroom? After enjoying a home cooked meal and making dessert, guests will take part in a trial that occurred in the same courtroom. Dress casual, or wear your favorite 19th century costume. Reservations are required; limit of 40 participants. For questions and reservations, please call (870) 878-6765.

Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.

Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.