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Davidsonville Historic State Park opens new center

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POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) -

The Davidsonville Historic State Park opened a brand new visitor's center Friday.  

The new center houses several new features to help people understand what life was like in the 1800's.  

The visitors center includes a new exhibit gallery, audio sticks telling what life was like in the past, interactive panels that walk visitors through the park and a life size replica of a 1820's flatbed boat.  

Around 100 people attended the grand opening to see a project that has been a work in progress for years.  

Park Superintendent Kendra Harris said the new center was a success. 

"The story is amazing I heard one person who has never been here before say they will be back to go more in depth into the history and walk the old town site," Harris said. 

Harris said the park renovations were made possible with the eight cent sales tax that came from Amendment 75.  

Harris said the new artifacts and interactive tools for visitors is a wonderful addition as the parks 200 year anniversary approaches.

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