Bushwhackers and Scallywags at Ozark Folk Center

Jill M. Rohrbach
jillsjourneys@gmail.com

Learn about Bushwhackers, Scallywags, Jayhawkers and the Yellow Rag Boys on May 29 at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. Starting at 7 p.m. that Sunday, you can travel back to the Civil War years between 1861 and 1865 in the Ozark hills along Sylamore creek.

The program is a series of 15 minute programs where you will learn how the families who settled this area dealt with the war. A map and a schedule will guide you on the walking tour through the park village where you encounter costumed interpreters present first-person histories, songs and stories of the war.

At 9 p.m. you are invited to the deck of the Picnic Pavilion to dance old favorites from the era, such as the Virginia Reel, to a live string band. Dances will be taught and led by experienced re-enactors.

This is Memorial Day weekend. So head to the Folk Center for a weekend of fun that includes not only the crafts village, cabins at Dry Creek, and the Skillet Restaurant; but, also the treetop adventure of Loco Ropes.

Visit OzarkFolkCenter.com for more information or call 870-269-3851.

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