Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View

The Ozark Folk Center Crafts Village has over 20 artisans demonstrating pioneer folk art crafts and the everyday skills used by Ozark Mountain people in the 19th and early 20th centuries. These skills have become Arkansas heritage crafts - basket weaving, broom making, blacksmithing, wood stove cooking, pottery making, knife making, weaving, quilting, wood carving, lye soap making, dress making, herb gardening, coopering, doll making, musical instrument construction, candle making, using the foot lathe, and more. Every month during the tourist season, the Ozark Folk Center presents wonderful living histories and displays of Arkansas heritage, based on real people who lived in these Southern Ozark Mountains, giving an up close and personal glimpse of life the way it was a hundred years ago.

Families and school groups experience Arkansas heritage with pioneer folk arts & crafts at the Ozark Folk Center!The Village is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days of operation. Please check our Ozark events for more information on special craft events and festivals throughout our season. The annual Ozark Folk School provides all interested individuals with the opportunity to learn one of the fine crafts demonstrated in the Crafts Village from a talented instructor, in a relaxed, non-competitive environment. Pioneer Craft Workshops and Design Your Own Workshops are also available.

Contact the Park for details: 870-269-3851. Come visit us, meet the friendly people, enjoy the beautiful scenery, and you'll know why we treasure our Ozark Mountains!

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