The Jackson Creek Homestead will be hosting another Living History Weekend, September 22-23. Hours are Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Re-enactors, dressed in period clothing, will be bringing the homestead to life showing how life may have been in the 1860’s.
Some of the activities include ladies busy making candles, lye soap, and corn shuck dolls while others will be quilting or telling stories. The smithy will be pounding away in the Blacksmith Tool Shed as the wood wright makes sawdust in the Wood Shop. The General Store will be open for business and the Milling Company will be grinding cornmeal. Pottery will be turning in the Pottery Shop while the trapper explains his trade at the Trappers Shack. Biscuits and apple pies, baked onsite in Dutch ovens, will be available for tasting. Live Gospel Bluegrass Music will be performed from center stage all weekend.
The school house will be open Saturday for all those young’uns wanting to learn reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Bobby Jackson, a third great grandson of the original property owner of the land on which the homestead is built, will once again bring history to life and fill the pulpit as the circuit rider delivering a short message in the McAdow Chapel Sunday morning. Services begin at 10am and everyone is invited to attend.
The 10th Arkansas Infantry Regiment Company A, known as the Quitman Rifles during the Civil War will be camped on site. Skirmishes will break out during the weekend as the home guard will fight off any Missouri Bushwhackers showing aggression towards the village.
Concessions will be available.
There is no admission fee and plenty of free parking with shuttle service from the parking area to the homestead. Donations will be gratefully accepted.
The Griffith family and over 40 homestead volunteers invite everyone to come “step back in time” and visit the “Jackson Creek Homestead” and spend a day in the 1860’s.. Located off the highway and out in the woods, watch for the road sign at 549 Wesley Chapel Road, Quitman.