Jacob Wolf House Spring 2020 Events
Between March 21 and June 25 the Jacob Wolf House will host eight different events ranging from candle making and Dutch oven classes, to children's camps and a Civil War weekend. The programs will all be free of charge and kid friendly.
The springtime event calendar is as follows:
March 21: Dutch Oven Cooking Class
April 18: Kids Frontier Games (Kids ages 7-14)
April 25: Candle Making Class
May 2: Dutch Oven Cooking Class
May 15-16: Pioneer Days
May 30: Candle Making
June 13: Civil War Weekend
June 23-25: Kids Frontier Camp (Kids ages 7-12)
The Jacob Wolf House is the oldest public structure in the state and was constructed in 1829. It served as the first permanent courthouse for Izard County in the Arkansas Territory. The National Park Service states that the structure is the sole surviving example of historic integrity constructed for a civic purpose. Many early settlers who were passing through would set up camp at the house to practice their trades and favorite pastimes, which inspired the events for the springtime calendar.
The Jacob Wolf House sits atop a hill in Norfork overlooking the juncture of the White and North Fork Rivers. The home has been many things including a landmark along the river, a center of trade and a seat of justice. It has also served as a refuge for many of the early pioneers who settled in the highlands of north Arkansas.
Updates about the events and more information on the Jacob Wolf House can be found on Facebook @Jacob Wolf House or our website ArkansasPreservation.com.
Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) is an agency of Arkansas Heritage responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives. Arkansas Heritage is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.