Powhatan Historic State Park August Events

Saturday, August 11
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
FROM SCRAPS TO QUILT: A BEGINNER’S QUILTING WORKSHOP
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.
GETTING LIT IN THE 19TH CENTURY: CANDLE MAKING
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