Washington County Historical Society Ice Cream Social, statehood celebration set for June 15

Headquarters House

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If you’re free on Saturday, enjoy Arkansas history, and can tolerate lactose, you might be interested in an event at the Headquarters House this weekend.

Washington County Historical Society is hosting their 43rd annual Ice Cream Social and Statehood Celebration on Saturday, June 15 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the historic venue, located at 118 E. Dickson St. in Fayetteville.

The celebration will include ice cream from Hiland Dairy, live music by Tyrannosaurus Chicken, a historical exhibit called “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” a booth featuring native wildflower seeds from the Audubon Society’s Arkansas Native Plant list, and other activities.

The event is intended to celebrate the 177th anniversary of Arkansas’ statehood, and to raise awareness the Historical Society’s educational programs for children and adults.

Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 6 and under. Family tickets are also available for $15.

For more information, visit washcohistoricalsociety.org.