August 17, 2019: A Day At School in 1890

Meeting Place: Schoolhouse

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Powhatan was a special place in northern Arkansas. We had a school! For most, education was a rare privilege. In this program, students will join an interpreter for a taste of what it was like to learn at the Powhatan Male and Female Academy in 1890.

August 31, 2019: With Quill and Ink

                        Meeting Place: Schoolhouse


                        Learn how writing involved and the records of Powhatan were kept. Try your hand at writing with a quill, a fountain pen and a vintage typewriter.

September 07, 2019: Victorian Dutch Oven Workshop

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Admission: $20.00

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 full stomach, recipe booklet, and 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 to reserve your space today.

September 14, 2019: Trial by Jury Dinner

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Admission: $20.00

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 this 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.

September 21, 2019: Uncovering the Past

Meeting Place: Black River Picnic Area

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The people of the past left their stories in artifacts. Join a park interpreter to learn about archeology, Powhatan’s history, and what these artifacts mean to us today. We’ll even screen dirt leftover from park construction to see if any artifacts were overlooked.

Powhatan Historic State Park, 870-878-6765