Monday, March 5, 2012

Ozark Folkways Heritage Center

May I tell you more about our mini - staycation to celebrate our 26th anniversary? 


It was our first time to visit Ozark Folkways Heritage Center.  Have you been there?  You've just gotta go!  This building is PACKED with joy!   






Ozark Folkways Heritage Center is a remarkable piece of living history committed to the preservation of Ozark Mountain craftsmanship.  Like Sky Vue Cabins, http://www.skyvuecabins.com/ 
Ozark Folkways is located on Old Highway 71 between Winslow and Mountainburg just south of Fayetteville, Arkansas. 


The retail portion features local artisans.  Throughout the year, I think you could find a class on just about anything.  A lovely group of women was spinning while we were there.  We peeked around the corner and they warmly invited us to join them for coffee.   
 



This delightful quilter is telling me how the quilt between us is being made in honor of her husband.  He was a Vietnam Veteran and the love of her life. 




Can you see her needle?  How many stitches would it take to honor your husband?





We spent several hours there.  The craftsmanship shown is absolutely remarkable.    




Trail of Tears Dolls by Suzanne Roper




Spectacular!




And so much more... 




Weaving.




Baskets.






Spinning.





Birdhouses.




Wood carving. 


The list goes on and on and on!  Pottery, jewelry, knitting, photography, crochet, furniture, embroidery, jellies...   


Ozark Folkways Heritage Center, located between Mountainburg and Winslow on Old Highway 71 is a remarkable piece of living history.  The crafts of my Ozark Mountains are taught here and sold here. 


Really.  If you haven't been, you've gotta go! 

;-)  -Marci


4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


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  2. Amazing! I love hearing more about your staycation!
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist at Back to the Basics. Hope to see you again tomorrow!

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful experience. I love places like this. Visiting from Snickerdoodle Sunday. Have a great Week.

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