May 5, 2012
Fire in the Hole: Quilt Signals & Cannon Blasts
Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County
Bring the entire family to the Donald W. Reynolds Library Saturday, May 5, 10:00am – 5:00pm for an entertaining journey through Civil War history, while enjoying a variety of exhibits and demonstrations:
The Quilted History: A Tapestry of the African American Experience
Carolyn Ann Smith Williams shares the African-American experience in Arkansas from slavery to freedom through her private collection of quilts and other artifacts. Quilts were often used by slaves instead of pencil and paper as a means of recording such milestones as births and marriages. All of the artifacts, some predating 1763, were collected in southern Arkansas, where Williams was born and raised.
Dutch Oven Cook-off
Sample the flavors of traditional, Dutch oven cooking, as cooking teams compete for the top prize. Purchase a tasting bowl and spoon for $2. Cook-off teams can register at www.baxlib.org.
Civil War Reenactors
Travel back in time with the Wiggins' Battery Civil War Reenactor’s as they portray an accurate recreation of the Civil War era. Enjoy regular cannon demonstrations.
Traveling Exhibit: “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865”
Enjoy this traveling exhibit, provided by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council. This exhibit will remain at the Library through May 13, 2012.
For information on all Library programs, visit the Library’s website at www.baxlib.org. The Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County is located at 300 Library Hill, Mountain Home, AR
|Cost||No Charge for Admission, $2 Charge to sample Dutch Oven Cooking|
Donald W. Reynolds Library
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