A pioneer family traveling from Little Rock to Batesville will be camped and resting a couple of days at the Jackson Creek Homestead during the “Living History Weekend” Saturday Oct 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday Oct 29, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This is a chance to see the period dressed homesteaders and life as it might have been in the 1860’s by visiting the cabin, barns, and see children learning their “3 Rs” in the school house. Watch the smithy in the blacksmith shed, the miller grinding cornmeal, and pottery made in the pottery shop. Browse thru the general store and be sure to check out the trapper’s shack. Watch how candles were made as well as lye soap and don’t miss the moonshine still. Ladies will be quilting and corn shuck dolls will be made and given to the children. Lots more…..
The 10th Arkansas Civil War Regiment “The Quitman Rifles” will also be camped onsite. A fun learning experience for all ages. Live bluegrass music will also be on hand. A short service in the McAdow Chapel will be begin at 10 a.m. Sunday morning and everyone is welcomed to attend. Transportation will be provided from the parking area for the two day event. Concessions available . No admission or parking fee. Donations will be accepted. Watch for the sign as the Homestead is hidden away, off the road, at 549 Wesley Chapel Road, Quitman.