Historic Powhatan School of the Lady

Registration Fee: $75.00 registration fee includes 7 meals, afternoon tea, supplies for all projects, notebook of materials.  $25.00 of the registration fee is non-refundable.

Friday April 20th – Sunday April 22nd


The Historic Powhatan School of the Lady is a school for ladies interested in reenacting the mid-19th century. This two and a half day workshop will cover subjects that engage all levels of living history, from beginners to experienced, and educate participants about all aspects of life pertaining to women. Topics include etiquette, sewing techniques, cooking, history, music, personal hygiene and more. The school emphasizes the accurate portrayal of these aspects during a living history encampment. Our goals include not only the sharing of knowledge between ladies, but the formation of friendships by socializing in a near total immersion environment. This school will help the novices and the seasoned “veterans” expand and improve their impressions. There is always room for improvement for each and  everyone!  Isn’t that part of the fun?  Please contact the park at 870-878-6765 or email powhatan@arkansas.com for more information and a registration packet.  The last day to register is April 9th.


Herb Garden Workshop

Registration Fee: $30

Saturday, May 12, 2012

9:00am – 2:00pm

$10 non-refundable deposit due May 5

Herbs have been used in everyday life throughout the centuries for cooking, medicines, and more, and were carried all over the world by boat, horseback, wagon, and foot. Despite their rich history, most of us are completely unaware of them or take them for granted. Join us to discover herbs and how you can use them to improve your everyday life! Green thumbs are not necessary.

Participants will receive a basic information booklet about herbs, a live potted herb plant, samples of herb butter, vinegar, or oil, a sachet bag for closet or dresser drawer, and a green salad to eat with lunch.

Most of this workshop will be held indoors at the Courthouse, but some walking/driving to the park’s herb garden will be required.  Class size is limited, please call to reserve your space.  870-878-6765 or email powhatan@arkansas.com.