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A dear friend picked us up for a ladies afternoon out in Winslow, Arkansas, located along North Highway 71. This tiny town of 399 people is home to Ozark Folk Ways (http://ozarkfolkways.net), a wonderful and fascinating art and craft building.

ozark folkwaysConstruction began in the 1940’s on what was originally planned as a place where traditional crafts could be valued, appreciated and practiced. However, the original owner did not live to complete the building, which became a Nuns Retreat and Parochial School before standing vacant for many years. It was acquired by the Ozark Native Craft Association in the early 1970’s, transitioning to Ozark Folk Ways.

upstairs at Ozark Folk Ways

upstairs at Ozark Folk Ways

Me, Mum and Aunty Marion at Ozark Folk Ways

Me, Mum and Aunty Marion at Ozark Folk Ways

next door to Ozark Folk Ways - Our Lady of the Ozarks

next door to Ozark Folk Ways – Our Lady of the Ozarks

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