Powhattan Historic State Park Uocoming Events

Saturday, August 11

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Quilting, a popular pastime, joined together not only pieces of fabric, but people’s lives. Join us at Powhatan Historic State Park to learn this time-honored and beloved tradition. Participants will learn the basics of quilting; piecing the squares, layering the quilt and the quilting stitch. The $15 registration fee will provide materials. Space is limited; call (870) 878-6765 or email powhatan@arkansas.com to reserve your space today. Meeting place: Courthouse
Admission: $15 per person

Saturday, August 18

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Did you know Powhatan didn’t have electricity until the 1940s? Join a park interpreter to learn how the early residents of Powhatan lit up the dark Arkansas nights and make your very own candle. Join us anytime between 9am and 3pm 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. Meeting place: Courthouse
Admission: Free

Powhatan Historic State Park


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.