The Harlin Museum, 405 Worcester Ave., will be open extended hours during the Festival – 11am to 6pm, both Friday and Saturday.
The Harlin will be displaying Broadfoot’s Pioneers of the Ozarks portraits and his oil paintings of Ozarks landscapes, along with some of his personal correspondence, photos, and other ephemera. This is our Ozark Heritage Exhibit.
Also available are several historic quilts as part of the festival’s Quilt Walk. These will include a civil war-era quilt, one created by factory workers of the International Shoe Co. here in WP in 1985, an 1891 Subscription Quilt made by the ladies of the First Christian Church of West Plains, and a Pine Tree pattern quilt from 1916. It is a “one-weekend-only historic textile exhibit”.
Harlin volunteers will also be raffling off a quilt as a fundraiser for the museum and the quilt will be displayed at their festival booth near the West Plains Civic Center.
The Ozark Heritage Lecture Series will feature Lin Waterhouse presenting on the West Plains Dance Hall Explosion Disaster on Friday at 3pm, and Dr. Brooks Blevins will be giving his MO Humanities underwritten lecture on the origin of Ozarks language, “How To Speak Ozark In Seven Simple Steps” on Saturday at 3pm.