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1860s LIFESTYLE EXPOSITION SEPTEMBER 20-21, 2014, AT NATHANAEL GREENE/CLOSE MEMORIAL PARK
It's billed as the oldest house in Springfield, and the Gray/Campbell Farmstead, the Civil-War period dwelling located in Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, is a history lesson just waiting to be explored by the whole family at the 23rd annual 1860s Lifestyle Exposition to be held Saturday, September 20, and Sunday, September 21, 2014. The mid-nineteenth century farmhouse was moved to the 114-acre public park in 1984 from the intersection of James River and Kansas Expressways.
Saturday hours are 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 4:30 p.m. The event is free to the public, but donations are appreciated.
Show up on Saturday at 11 a.m. for an old-time fiddle and music jam . "All spectators can join in the contests and, for the music, there is no charge and no pre-registration unless you want stage opportunity," said Michelle Atkinson, president of the Friends of Gray/Campbell Farmstead.