Traditional Craft & Skills Demonstrations

Making fiddles by hand
Fiddlemaking, a traditional art.

National Park Service

The park will host a variety of fun and educational events that bring back the voices of the Ozarks frontier. Enjoy demonstrations of traditional skills, nibble some hoe cake, listen to down home Bluegrass music or learn to spin or make lye soap. Join us for upcoming demonstrations at Big Spring. Be sure to attend our annual Heritage Day Event at Big Spring.

 
Basketmaking
All the things we take for granted: soap, baskets, rugs, clothes, tools, once had to be made by hand. Come on down to Alley and get up close and personal with the past.
 

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 490
Van Buren, MO 63965

Phone:

(573) 323-4236
Park Headquarters main phone line and information.

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