Centennial Cultural Series at Big Spring

A pioneer spinner teaches her craft to youth
Spinning and Weaving, July 9th, 2016. Local Ozark Fiber Guild members will demonstrate a variety of old-time handcrafts such as hand spinning, knitting and wheel spinning. Many techniques they use are as old as the hills, paying tribute to the resilience of the Ozark hill people. This is a free event, for more information please contact Ranger Cathy Runge at (573)-323-4806
 
A potter teaches his art to future generations
Pottery Workshop, July 16th, 2016, In the Ozarks past, a skilled potter was an artisan like a blacksmith or cooper. They were known for miles around for their talent. Try your hand at making pottery using an ol fashioned kick wheel. This is a free event, for more information please contact Ranger Cathy Runge at (573)-323-4806
 
Traditional corn husk doll
Corn Husk Dolls, July 23rd, 2016. One of the essentials of the early Ozark household was corn. Corn was used in numerous ways but perhaps the most interesting was in the making of corn husk dolls. Most children didn't have "store bought" dolls, so their parents would make do with what they had. Join us in the fun and make your own corn husk doll. This is a free event, for more information please contact Ranger Cathy Runge at (573)-323-4806
 
A master woodworker passes on his skills
Heritage Tools, July, 30th, 2016. It's the Ozark way to make do with the resources at hand and to adjust and adapt to meet changing conditions. Many of their tools seem primitive yet they served well the needs of life in the hills. If you have a tool that you're unsure of the origin or use, bring it along or just come use an old tool and experience the history. This is a free event, for more information please contact Ranger Cathy Runge at (573)-323-4806

Last updated: June 14, 2016

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