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An Arkansas Woodsman's Skillful Hands

from Historic Washington State Park

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Early settlers utilized skills in working wood to craft tools and home furnishings. He oftentimes traded or sold his wares to support his family. Students will learn the meaning of vocabulary words and will be able to describe the uses of the woodsman's tools at the end of the program.
The woodsman will demonstrate the techniques traditionally used to make common objects from local Arkansas woods.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $80.00
By Request: $80.00


30 - 45 minutes including introduction and Q&A period.

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners Historians, Reenactors, Craftsmen, etc. Public Library: Library Patrons Content Providers: Content Providers

Minimum participants:

no minimum

Maximum participants:

No maximum number, but 30 is optimal.

Primary Disciplines

Industrial Technology, Community Interests, Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Economics/Business, Family & Consumer Science, Sciences, Character Education, Technology/Information Science, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

Booking Information

This program is normally available Thursday through Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. CST

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We do not charge for programs cancelled due to nature, i.e., snow, flood, hurricanes.

The full fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

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Historic Washington State Park

Washington, AR
United States

Historic Washington, Arkansas, is a lovely, peaceful tree-shaded town and one of the most amazing historic places in Arkansas. Established on George Washington's birthday in 1824, the town of Historic Washington State Park is a National Historical Landmark and an Arkansas state park you'll want to visit.

Billy Nations

Program Details


The woodsman will demonstrate the techniques traditionally used to make common objects from local Arkansas woods.

This program is presented by a historian in period clothing.

There will be activities, historical artifacts shown, and there will be interaction and discussion.

Students are encouraged to ask questions throughout the program. Upon request, teachers will receive a package with samples of the different types of wood indigenous to woodcrafters in Arkansas. These may include Eastern Red Cedar, Osage Orange, White or Red Oak, etc.


Students will be able to:
Identify the different woodworking tools and their uses.

Evaluate the different woods based on their different strengths and weakness to be able to describe their uses.

Be able to describe why such tasks were crucial to the crafter and others in the community.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Understands family life now and in the past, and family life in various places long ago.
NSS G.K-12.2 Places and Regions

NSS K-12.6 Uses of Geography

State Standards

H.6.K.7 Recognize that family activities have changed over time.

H.6.1.7 discuss daily life in the past and present.
K= E.7.K.1: Recognize that all people have economic wants and needs
E.9.K.4: Recognize that people choose among a variety of goods and services
1= E.7.1.1: Describe how people satisfy basic wants
2= E9.2.5: Investigate goods and services provided by markets in the local community
G.3.4.4: Explain how people are influenced by, adapt to, and alter the environment
H.6.4.11: Discuss advances in technology
H.6.4.12: Analyze changes in Arkansas from past to present
5= E.3.5.7: Discuss ways in which Arkansans adapted and modified the environment