Spring festival to be held at Arkansas Post Museum

Arkansas Post Museum State Park will hold a Springtime on the Prairie Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday, April 5.

Demonstrations of old-fashioned skills and ways will be stationed throughout the park. Visitors will be able to experience a variety of historically based programs such as Dutch oven cooking, corn shelling and grinding, fur trading, wash day, old-time medicine show, old-fashioned children’s games, primitive hunting, butter making, kettle corn making, early Arkansas frontiersman camp and more.

“There is no better way to experience what life was like on the south end of the Arkansas Grand Prairie than this festival,” said Maria Jackson, museum program assistant. “Kids of all ages will be able to explore the past through these hands-on activities. We invite everyone to come out and help us celebrate spring on the Grand Prairie.”

Details: 870-548-2634. Arkansas Post Museum State Park is located six miles south of Gillett and fourteen miles north of Dumas on Highway 165.