Learn how to collect an oral history and see a
demonstration with a former one-room school attendee starting at 9 a.m. on
Saturday, Sept. 17 inside Liberty School at the Gray-Campbell Farmstead,
located inside Nathanael Greene Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo.
The “Collecting Oral Histories” portion of the class begins
at 9 a.m. and there is a $10 fee to cover the cost of materials. However, the
first 25 people to pre-register will receive a Gray-Campbell Farmstead t-shirt.
The interview portion of the program — with a former one-room school attendee —
begins close to 10 a.m.
The “One-Room School Reunion” kicks off at 11:30 a.m. in
conjunction with the Lifestyle Expo. There will be tours of Liberty School,
special exhibits highlighting one-room schools in Greene County, time to
socialize with other one-room school attendees, period math quizzes, a spelling
bee, and more.
To register for the oral history program, visit the Greene
County Extension office or contact them at 417-881-8909 or reach David Burton
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1860s Lifestyle Exposition
Sept 17-18, 2016
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Events during the day include
horseshoe pitching, seed spitting, hearth cooking, fiber arts, music and
dancing, lifestyle demonstrations, children’s costume contest, and tours of our
historic buildings including the oldest home in Springfield, Mo.
NEW in 2016:
Oral History Festival &
One-Room School Reunion
See article at left for details.
Program starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday with oral history festival ($10 fee). This
program is provided by Greene County Extension and the Missouri Historic
SPECIAL SCHEDULED EVENTS
· Old time fiddle and music jam at 11
· Old fashioned brush arbor meeting
at 11 a.m. Sunday
· Apple Pie baking contest at 3 p.m.
Located inside Nathanael Greene
Park and Springfield Botanical Gardens, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo.
Free Admission *
Food concessions will be
For information call (417) 725-4922
or visit www.graycampbellfarmstead.org.