Visit this week as we focus on our fore-mother's contributions at the Ozark Folk Center
This week in the Craft Village we will focus on women's contributions to the crafts we practice here. There will be demonstrations of traditional women's crafts, such as quilting and spinning, but also features about grannywomen and herbs and women's music.
The week will include presentations and short workshops on women's work and life in the Ozarks during the late 1800's and early 1900's.
During the week there will be talks in the shops on Courting at the turn of the Century; Differences in fashions between rural and city women in the late 1800's; living histories based on writings of our foremothers; modifying recipes from late 1800 cookbooks to use today; pass along plants; the family laundry; and more. Talks will be in the Craft Shop and on the Bessie Moore deck next to the School House at noon.
Throughout history, women have been often too busy working to write about their experiences. When we find a diary, or a bit of women's writing from the settlement days of the Ozark mountains it is a treasure. The presentations you’ll see here are directly from family tales and women’s writing during the late 18 and early 1900’s.
Regular Craft Village admission fees apply