Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Oral History Festival and One-Room School Reunion Added to Lifestyle Days Event in Springfield

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 burtond@missouri.edu.

25th Annual

Gray-Campbell Farmstead

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 Schools Alliance.


· Old time fiddle and music jam at 11 a.m. Saturday

· Old fashioned brush arbor meeting at 11 a.m. Sunday

· Apple Pie baking contest at 3 p.m. Sunday

Located inside Nathanael Greene Park and Springfield Botanical Gardens, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo.

Free Admission * Donations Accepted

Food concessions will be available

For information call (417) 725-4922 or visit www.graycampbellfarmstead.org.


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