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Rediscover pioneer skills at Homespun Day

Enjoy fresh homemade ice cream, and demonstrations of pioneer crafts and skills at the annual Plantation Agriculture Museum Homespun Day, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., July 5.

Arkansas artisans will demonstrate creating fabric from raw cotton; other crafts and activities include sewing, rag doll making, corn husk doll making, quilting, crocheting, and old-fashioned games.

All activities will be inside the air-conditioned main museum. There is no admission charge.

The Plantation Agriculture Museum at Scott, in Lonoke County. Take Interstate 440 exit 7, follow U.S. Highway 165 five miles to Arkansas Highway 161 at Scott, turn right.

Museum hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission to the museum exhibits is free for self-guided tours; guided tours are $4 for adults and $3 for children.

For more information, call Lydia Leatherwood at 501-961-1409 or by email to Lydia.Leatherwood@arkansas.gov.

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