On September 16, Old Independence Regional Museum will host Craftsman Day. We have invited local flintknappers, forgers, mineral and stone workers, and other craftspeople to sell their wares at the museum. These vendors are masters of their crafts and will show our patrons how they create their beautiful wares. Patrons can choose from a large variety of crafts to take home as beautiful works of art for themselves or as thoughtful gifts for others.
Patrons will be able to experience the museum as they shop for unique local crafts since we will offer free admission throughout the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dr. Julie Morrow, Station Archeologist at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro station of the Arkansas Archeological Survey, will give an informative talk about Mississippian-era artifacts at 1 p.m. She will have dozens of stunning artifacts for you to see and touch. If you have an artifact and would like to know the time period it was shaped and used, bring it to Dr. Morrow. While she will not assess its value, she will date it for you and provide you with a history of its uses.