Upcoming June and July Programs @ Davidsonville Historic State Park


Arkansas’s First Post Office: Bicentennial Celebration
Wednesday, June 28th 10:00 a.m.-11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Join the staff of Davidsonville Historic State Park as we celebrate the Bicentennial of Postal Service to Arkansas. Two program sessions (morning and afternoon) will tell the story of Arkansas’s first post office as well as offer attendees the chance to try their hand at operating a postal stop. Participants will receive a ‘posted’ certificate of attendance and enjoy light refreshments as well. Attention summer camp teachers, activity coordinators, and program managers! This postal program is available to travel to your camp, activity day, or other event. Contact the park to inquire about dates.
Cost: Free
Meeting Location: Post Office Structure

S’mores and Stories of Davidsonville
Friday June 30th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Few things are better than a crackling campfire, a good snack, and riveting stories. Join Park Interpreter Geoffrey for an enjoyable hour of historic yarns and tall tales, and bring your own favorite story of Davidsonville to share. As we swap yarns, we’ll prep a classic campfire snack, so bring lawn chairs, bug spray, and your favorite s’more making stick. In the event of rain, this program will be moved to the Visitor Center.
Cost: Free
Meeting Location: Campground Fire Ring

Arkansas’s First Post Office: Bicentennial Celebration
Saturday, July 1st 10:00 a.m.-11 a.m.
Join the staff of Davidsonville Historic State Park as we celebrate the Bicentennial of Postal Service to Arkansas. This program will tell the story of Arkansas’s first post office as well as offer attendees the chance try their own hand at running a post office. Participants will receive a ‘posted’ certificate of attendance and enjoy light refreshments as well.
Cost: Free
Meeting Location: Post Office Structure

Hands on History-Rope Making Edition
Saturday, July 1st 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Step back in time and visit Davidsonville Historic State Park for a learning experience you can get your hands on. Stop by the visitor center and learn all about the process of rope making from Park Interpreter Geoffrey and try the process yourself. Learn how homemade was more common than store bought, and take a piece of rope home as a collector’s item.
Cost: Free
Meeting Location: Visitor Center Porch

Historic Games and Old Time Fun,
Sunday, July 2nd 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The weather’s plenty warm so why not come cool off under a shady oak and play some games? Bring whole family out for a fun afternoon at Davidsonville and see how kids of all ages kept themselves entertained two hundred years ago. Relay races, the game of graces, stilts, toys, and other pastimes will provide opportunities to face off against family, friends, and fellow park visitors.
Cost: Free
Meeting Place: Behind Visitor Center