RAIN OR SHINE: Territorial Fair at Historic Arkansas Museum today from 10am to 4pm

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Come celebrate the Arkansas Territorial Bicentennial at this year’s Territorial Fair!

Through living history performances, live demonstrations and hands-on activities, the event is an opportunity for adults and children of all ages to experience what life was like during Arkansas’s Territorial era. Activities occurring throughout the day include:

• Pioneer games
• Living history performances
• Cooking demonstrations
• Blacksmith demonstrations with Master Blacksmith Lin Rhea
• Hand-cut silhouettes with Silhouettes By Hand
• Ice cream from Loblolly Creamery
• Quapaw history and pottery demonstrations with Betty Gaedtke
• Mother’s Day cards in the Old Print Shop with print blocks designed by Arkansas artist Perrion Hurd
• Beekeeping with Lake In The Willows Apiary
• Dance performances by the Arkansas Country Dance Society
• Live music by Mockingbird, Lark in the Morning, Arkansas,
Sugar on the Floor, Clark Buehling, and Ricky Russell
• Plenty of food and beverages, including Say Cheese Food Truck

This is a FREE event!

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40th Annual Territorial Fair at Historic Arkansas Museum

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Today from 10am to 4pm, Historic Arkansas Museum is hosting the 40th Annual Territorial Fair.

A festive family event, the Territorial Fair delights all with pioneer music, Maypole dancing, lots of crafts for kids, stilt-walking, hoop-rolling, sack-racing and other frontier fun.

In its 40th year, this year’s Territorial Fair celebrates the 2013 Heritage Month theme, “Saving Our Heritage: Arkansas’s Historic Structures,” with activities highlighting the museum’s historic properties, including the oldest house in Little Rock.

Visitors will be taken back in time, when the now historic houses were brand new or being built. Guests can take part in many hands-on activities, like making bricks and whitewashing a fence, or watch as pioneers shave wooden shingles and forge nails for their houses. It took a lot to build, furnish and care for these early homes and the hard work still shines more than 150 years later.