Arkansas Post taking reservations Colonial Kids Day


Arkansas Post National Memorial will hold Colonial Kids Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday as part of the Family Fun Days series.

Kids will learn what life was like in 1700s Arkansas when France and Spain controlled the Post. Park rangers will give talks on the fur trade, chores and games of the era.

There will also be historic weapons demonstrations with flintlock muskets and the six-pound cannon. A tentative schedule for the day’s program is:

• 9-9:30 a.m. — The flags of Arkansas Post;

• 9:30-10 a.m. — Colbert’s Raid/musket and cannon demonstrations;

• 10-10:30 a.m. — Fur program;

• 10:30-11 a.m. — 18th century chores and hobbies;

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — 18th century games.

Children attending must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors may want to pack a lunch. Comfortable shoes, sunscreen and bug spray are recommended. Participants are asked to make reservations by calling the park at (870) 548-2207.