April 19, 2011

News Release

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.

Beginning Knitting
Wagon Train Dolls
Hearth Cooking
Period Lap Quilting
Basketweaving

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.