Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park Hosts Historic Market Day

Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park will host Historic Market Day on May 4.

Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park will host Historic Market Day on Saturday, May 4, providing visitors with a glimpse into the daily lives of sharecroppers in the 1880s. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offers free admission and an immersive experience learning about the intricacies of farm life in the 19th century.

Throughout the day, guests can observe and participate in various facets of agricultural life from the period, including wagon repair, dyeing techniques, blacksmithing, open hearth cooking, spinning, cheese making, tinsmithing, chair caning, crocheting, and music. Children are invited to engage in hands-on activities and interactive programs designed to educate and entertain, such as basketweaving and historical games.

Cooking demonstrations will be held throughout the day, and historical vendors will be selling items. The program will occur rain or shine. Additionally, there will be a school day program on Friday, May 3, open to school groups and homeschool groups. Interested groups can sign up on the park’s website, as limited spaces are available. Participants will check in at the museum and be assigned to a tour guide to ensure small groups and an immersive experience.

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