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Historic Washington State Park

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Historic Washington, Arkansas, is a lovely, peaceful tree-shaded town and one of the most amazing historic places in Arkansas. Established on George Washington's birthday in 1824, the town of Historic Washington State Park is a National Historical Landmark and an Arkansas state park you'll want to visit.

 

Programs by Historic Washington State Park

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"Monotony, Boredom and Sheer Terror!"--The life of an average Civil War Soldier

The common soldier had a lot to endure during the struggle known as our American Civil War. Meet an interpreter from Historic Washington State Park, either in first or third person, as you learn and appreciate the many daily obstacles to a...

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"Robbers, Rattlers, and Glass Slippers"-- Stories That Have to be Told!

Certain stories seem to move with people across place and time. Have you ever wondered why? There is just something about them that bears repeating to others. Join a storyteller at Historic Washington State Park as you explore certain stories...

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An Arkansas Woodsman's Skillful Hands

Early settlers utilized skills in working wood to craft tools and home furnishings. He oftentimes traded or sold his wares to support his family. Students will learn the meaning of vocabulary words and will be able to describe the uses of the...

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Arkansas Weaving Works:Basic Weaving on the Counter-Balance Loom

During the 19th century weaving was a vital part of daily life and home economy.Join a 19th century weaver as she explains the importance of her counterbalance loom, what it does, and how it works.

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Domestic Slave Life: Meet Betsy Carey

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Grandmother's Trunk

Mary, dressed as a frontier woman, talks about traveling to Southwest Arkansas from North Carolina in 1855. She will display and discuss the items that she brought with her from North Carolina, what they mean to her and how she uses those items in...

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Spinning With Betsy

During the 1830’s and 1840’s Washington, Arkansas was a small town on the edge of the frontier. Ladies were still involved in the process of spinning and weaving. Learn the basics of spinning with Betsy. How was wool carded? Why was wool used...

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The Real "Nitty Gritty" of Soils!

Learn the basic components of soil and the impact they have on human and plant life as well as efforts of conservation! This is a hands on program for 5th through 8th grade students.

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Arts/Cultural/Museum

Contact

Billy Nations   billy.nations@arkansas.gov
103 Franklin Street
Washington AR 71862
8709832860
United States

http://www.historicwashingtonstatepark.com

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Historic Washington State Park cover:

Industrial Technology
Community Interests
Social Studies/History
Economics/Business
Family & Consumer Science
Sciences
Character Education
Technology/Information Science
Problem Solving
Gifted & Talented