For Immediate Release
Gray/Campbell Farmstead Offers Civil War-era Workshops
Friends of Gray/Campbell Farmstead will host a series of Civil War-era workshops this spring at the Gray/Campbell Farmstead, located at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave.
- 2 – 4 p.m., Sunday, May 1
- Ages 7 and older; $10 per person, participants should provide their own ball of knitting worsted cotton yarn and size 8-10 needles.
Wagon Train Dolls
- 2 – 4 p.m., Saturday, May 14
- Ages 10 and older; $10 per doll.
- 2 – 4 p.m., Saturday, May 21
- Ages 15 and older; $30 per person, maximum class size of six.
Period Lap Quilting
- 2 – 4 p.m., Saturdays, June 4, June 11 and June 18 (participants attend three-week series).
- Ages 15 and older; $40 per person, attendees should bring their own scissors. Registration deadline is Sunday, May 15.
- 2 – 4 p.m., Saturday, July 2
- Ages 15 and older; $25 per person, maximum class size of six.
Participants must pre-register by calling 417-725-4921 prior to each class. Payment for workshops is accepted at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center before or day-of workshop.
The Gray/Campbell Farmstead is the oldest house in Springfield. Circa 1856, the home features a log kitchen, two crib barn and a log granary. The house was built by James Price Gray and was later sold to his brother-in law, John Polk Campbell, nephew and namesake of the founder of the city of Springfield. The house was moved to its current location in 1984. For more information, visit www.graycampbellfarmstead.org.
For more information, media contact: Michelle Atkinson, Gray/Campbell Farmstead, 417-725-4921.