Grand Re-Opening for Historic Powhatan Courthouse Set for Saturday

POWHATAN, AR - The Powhatan Historic State Park and courthouse will celebrate a grand opening of the $1.7 million state-of-the-art restoration of the 1888-circa courthouse, and its new museum exhibits on Saturday.

Festivities will kick off at 10 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m.  The event will feature a small replica fur trader camp, live musical entertainment, an open house at the park's five historic buildings, and Dutch oven cooking demonstrations.  A full-scale replica keelboat will arrive on the river in the morning.

Grand opening ceremonies are set for 1 p.m.

The date's are open to the public and all activities are free.