September 18, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

1860s Lifestyle Expo at Gray-Campbell Farmstead this weekend

Rediscover life in the Ozarks more than 150 years ago at the 22nd Annual 1860s Lifestyle Expo this weekend, Saturday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 22, noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Gray-Campbell Farmstead in Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield.

The expo includes the opportunity to tour the oldest house in Springfield, built in 1856 and once owned by Springfield founding father, John Polk Campbell. The house was relocated to the park in1984 and contains many artifacts from the 1850s. The farmstead also includes an exterior log kitchen, a two-crib barn and a log granary.

Activities include:

Admission is free, but donations to the Friends of the Gray-Campbell Farmstead are accepted.

In case of rain, call the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center for cancellation information at 417-891-1515.

For more information, visit

For media inquiries, call Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-874-2176 or 417-224-5510.