• The Ray House

    Wilson's Creek

    National Battlefield Missouri

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  • CONSTRUCTION ON INTERSTATE 44 AT EXIT 70

    Route MM is closed at Exit 70. Bridge reconstruction is scheduled at Exit 70 from Friday, August 8, 2014 to Monday, September 29, 2014. Visitors should exit I-44 at Highway 360 (exit 69), then exit 360 at MM Highway and continue south to US Highway 60. More »

  • HISTORIC JOHN RAY HOUSE CLOSED DURING ROOF REPLACEMENT

    The Ray House will be closed intermittently through the fall of 2014 while a new roof is installed. We regret any inconvenience. Visitors may wish to call the Visitor Center at (417) 732-2662, ext. 227 to check on the status of the project.

  • "CAMPAIGNS & POLITICS: THE CIVIL WAR IN 1864" LECTURE SERIES

    The National Park Service and the Springfield Library continue their observance of the Civil War Sesquicentennial with a series of programs focusing on 1864. Open the current issue of "Bookends" Magazine (pdf file) in the link for a full schedule. More »

Event Details

  • 06/07/2014

    Location: Ray House | Map Time: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM Fee Information: Entrance fee charged Contact Name: T. John Hillmer Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 417-732-2662, ext. 224

The "Ray House Jamboree," a bluegrass, Civil War and old-time music festival, will be held on the lawn in front of the historic Ray House (Tour Stop Number 2), featuring several local groups performing traditional Ozark music. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs.  

The schedule of performers is as follows:

3:00 p.m.        Hawthorne Old Time Music (Randy Corbin and Elaine Smith)

4:15 p.m.         Rowan's Crossing (James and Jennifer Bennett)

5:30 p.m.         Back Porch Players (Paul and Carol Stickley, et al)

6:45 p.m          Stringfield (Victoria Johnson, Jeremy Myers, and David Greathouse)

Janet Caudillo will be doing period spinning demonstrations, the Ray House will be open for tours with park volunteers dressed in period clothing, the 8th Missouri Infantry will have a Civil War military camp set up behind the Ray House, and there will be displays of period clothing and artifacts. The evening will end with a cannon firing at 8 p.m.

In addition, Easterly's Chuckwagon (Mike Easterly) will be serving a delicious barbeque dinner from 5-7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are available in advance at www.wilsonscreek.com or by calling the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation office at 417-864-3041. A donation is required.