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Missouri State University Ozarks Studies The Ozarks Studies Program and Minor at Missouri State University

Missouri State University's one-of-a-kind Ozarks Studies Program provides students the opportunity to study the history, geography, and culture of one of North America's most fascinating regions.

Nice review of this new book. https://arktimes.com/entertainment/2019/05/23/hipbillies-is-a-homesteading-mythbuster-set-...
24/05/2019
‘Hipbillies’ is a homesteading mythbuster set in the Ozarks - Arkansas Times

Nice review of this new book. https://arktimes.com/entertainment/2019/05/23/hipbillies-is-a-homesteading-mythbuster-set-in-the-ozarks?fbclid=IwAR1RuKgGv3-iwdtriso14oaCeWuVW7PGfVsyEJaknX4bdDFpZvWhXrnURYk

Land in the Ozarks at that time was relatively inexpensive, but even the most well-intended homesteaders could run into snags born of inexperience. Take, for example, Cindy Davidson and a group from Little Rock, who inadvertently purchased a parcel of land with no road access whatsoever.

What better way to kick off summer vacation -- besides actually visiting the Buffalo? So, what better way to kick off su...
15/05/2019
Histories of the Buffalo National River - Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

What better way to kick off summer vacation -- besides actually visiting the Buffalo? So, what better way to kick off summer vacation sans sunscreen? https://shilohmuseum.org/museum-events/histories-of-the-buffalo-national-river/

Friday, May 17, 2019 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Free. Preregistration is not required, but seating is limited. Sessions will be held at the Shiloh Meeting Hall, one block north of the museum’s main campus. The physical address is 121 W. Huntsville Avenue; the parking lot is accessible from Price Avenue. ...

24/04/2019
Ozark Highlands Radio

Once again, you'll like this one -- second part of the 1975 video we shared a couple of days ago.

Clip 2 of 2 from the 1975 Arkansas Folk Festival featuring Ramona Jones, "Aunt Ollie" Gilbert, Jimmy Driftwood, and lots of friendly hippies in the Craft Village and downtown Mountain View.❤ #OzarkHighlandsTheater #RamonaJones #AuntOllieGilbert #JimmyDriftwood #OzarkLegacy #Oldtime #RootsMusic

22/04/2019
Ozark Highlands Radio

Grandpa Jones and Jimmy Driftwood at the Ozark Folk Center forty-four years ago. You'll like this.

"Well, as I've said before, that's what these buildings were built for... To not only preserve, but to keep alive the old things our forefathers did in the past." ❤J.Driftwood

Clip 1 of 2 from the 1975 Arkansas Folk Festival in Mountain View featuring Grandpa Jones and Jimmy Driftwood at the Ozark Folk Center. Stay tuned this week for more "Mountain View Gitaway". #OzarkHighlandsTheater #GrandpaJones #JimmyDriftwood #OzarkLegacy #Oldtime #RootsMusic

Ozark Foothills FilmFest Home
02/04/2019
Ozark Foothills FilmFest Home

Ozark Foothills FilmFest Home

For 18 years, the Ozark Foothills FilmFest has defied all odds. Through the years, attendees from outside the immediate community have been startled, and sometimes amazed, that an event showcasing and celebrating independent film has thrived in our small rural community. And funders, including the N...

Ozark Highlands Radio
28/03/2019

Ozark Highlands Radio

This weekend on Ozark Highlands Radio, neo-folk family troubadours The Honey Dewdrops recorded live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews with this talented husband & wife duo. Mark Jones offers an archival recording of Ozark original Bobby Hayes performing the traditional song “Pretty Polly.” Old time and Ozark fiddle aesthete Roy Pilgrim profiles the legendary Ozark fiddler Max Collins.

For information on where to tune in...
http://www.ozarkhighlandsradio.com

University of Arkansas Press
28/03/2019

University of Arkansas Press

Now available! The Guestroom Novelist: A Donald Harington Miscellany, edited by Brian Walter.

The Guestroom Novelist gathers a career-spanning and eclectic selection of nonfiction by the Arkansawyer novelist Donald Harington that reveals how a life of devastating losses and disappointments inspired what the Boston Globe called the “quirkiest, most original body of work in contemporary US letters.”

25% off when you order online! https://www.uapress.com/product/the-guestroom-novelist/

This evening at the Boone County Library in Harrison, Ark. Something tells us the biologist wasn't asked to sign off on ...
26/03/2019

This evening at the Boone County Library in Harrison, Ark. Something tells us the biologist wasn't asked to sign off on the flyer, but it should be a good program nonetheless.

University of Arkansas Press
16/03/2019

University of Arkansas Press

Now available! Hipbillies: Deep Revolution in the Arkansas Ozarks by Jared M. Phillips

“Hipbillies boldly challenges common stereotypes of the back to the landers who relocated to the Ozarks in the 1970s as clueless, deadbeat dropouts who never fit in with their local neighbors and failed miserably to establish sustainable communities and live ‘naturally.’ Instead, Jared Phillips persuasively argues that the back to the landers arrived with serious commitments to their ideals and, despite their setbacks and struggles, ultimately left their mark on the region’s arts and crafts communities, solar energy advancements, organic farming and farmers’ markets, environmental activism, and other legacies that can be seen in the Ozarks today. This is a fascinating read and an important contribution to recent Ozarks history.”
—Blake Perkins

25% off when you order online! https://www.uapress.com/product/hipbillies/

Spring's right around the corner -- and so is the release of this book. https://www.uapress.com/product/hipbillies/
12/03/2019
Hipbillies

Spring's right around the corner -- and so is the release of this book. https://www.uapress.com/product/hipbillies/

Deep Revolution in the Arkansas Ozarks Jared M. Phillips With a Foreword by Crescent Dragonwagon 218 pages, 6 × 9, 9 images, index April 2019   Available In: Paper: $20.96 $27.95 (978…

There are an unlimited number of connections and similarities between Appalachia and the Ozarks, not least of which are ...
08/03/2019
National Enquirer attraction to open in Branson, Pigeon Forge

There are an unlimited number of connections and similarities between Appalachia and the Ozarks, not least of which are the twin sisters of hillbilly tourism, Pigeon Forge and Branson. Something new in common: https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2019/03/06/national-enquirer-branson-pigeon-forge-attraction-opening/3069442002/?fbclid=IwAR08aPsF7l51ud5CDNZ86ionVgmBiRlVMqSZQQU_kKwq-u1oxc9cl4cxZB8

National Enquirer is set to open an interactive family attraction for Pigeon Forge in May and this summer for Branson.

Brooklyn Folk Festival
07/03/2019

Brooklyn Folk Festival

Jalopy Records is proud to announce “Going Down to ‘Leven Point,” the first studio album from The Ozark Highballers, coming out on April 5th, 2019. The album’s release is scheduled to coincide with their headlining performance Sat. April 6th at the Brooklyn Folk Festival.

The Ozark Highballers is a string band from the Ozark Mountains of Western Arkansas, composed of Roy Pilgrim (fiddle), Aviva Steigmeyer (guitar), Clarke Buehling (banjo) and Seth Shumate (harmonica).

The album features 22 all new recordings by the band, along with extensive liner notes and historic photographs documenting the origins of the music.

Hear some exciting tracks and Pre-Order!
http://ozarkhighballers.bandcamp.com/album/going-down-to-leven-point

Tomorrow marks the 200th anniversary of Pres. Monroe's signing the Arkansas Territory into existence. Davidsonville Hist...
01/03/2019
Territorial Arkansas Living History Fest | Arkansas.com

Tomorrow marks the 200th anniversary of Pres. Monroe's signing the Arkansas Territory into existence. Davidsonville Historic State Park near Pocahontas will celebrate the occasion with a living history fest. https://www.arkansas.com/events/territorial-arkansas-living-history-fest

The past becomes the present at Davidsonville Historic State Park as we celebrate 200 years of Arkansas Territory. Come explore the town as it would have been during a hey-day market week and explore the pattern of

Rogers Historical Museum
25/02/2019

Rogers Historical Museum

Don't miss your opportunity to see Still on the Hill's "Cane Hill Show". Saturday March 2nd. The Concert is free! Go to Eventbrite.com to reserve your seats, space is limited and going fast!

If you're in the St. Louis area next Wednesday evening, come on out to catch Dr. Blevins's talk on the Scots-Irish in th...
21/02/2019
The Scots in St. Louis Speaker Series - Dr. Brooks Blevins

If you're in the St. Louis area next Wednesday evening, come on out to catch Dr. Blevins's talk on the Scots-Irish in the Ozarks. It's free but the Scottish St. Andrew Society of Greater St. Louis asks that you register. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-scots-in-st-louis-speaker-series-dr-brooks-blevins-tickets-51362750369

Did you know that the first governor of Missouri, Alexander McNair, was Scottish? Or that a national Scottish fraternity, the Order of Scottish Clans, was established in St. Louis? If you love history and Scottish culture, the Scottish St. Andrew Society of Greater St. Louis is proud to bring you a....

19/02/2019
Ozarks Genealogical Society

Ozarks Genealogical Society

Wednesday February 20, 2019 - 10:00 am in the The Library Center auditorium
“Who were the Settlers of the Old Ozarks?”
Brooks Blevins will give a presentation titled “Who Were the Settlers of the Old Ozarks?” Using his new book, A History of the Ozarks, Volume 1: The Old Ozarks, as the launching point, Blevins will discuss settlement patterns in different parts of the Ozark region. Among the topics covered will be the ethnic and national origins of those who immigrated to the area between the 1790s and the beginning of the Civil War and the social institutions and lifeways they brought with them. He is the Noel Boyd Professor of Ozarks Studies at Missouri State University. He is a seventh-generation Ozarker and the author or editor of eight books. Books by Brooks Blevins will be available to purchase.

Listen to Jared Phillips discuss the impact of back-to-the-landers in the Arkansas Ozarks. https://news.uark.edu/article...
01/02/2019
'Deep Revolution in the Arkansas Ozarks:' Phillips Discusses New Book on 'Hipbillies'

Listen to Jared Phillips discuss the impact of back-to-the-landers in the Arkansas Ozarks. https://news.uark.edu/articles/46062/-deep-revolution-in-the-arkansas-ozarks-phillips-discusses-new-book-on-hipbillies-?fbclid=IwAR23ycILqgy1F7xBUJdGe3hV1x9SiJTcMahW-C1ynZVdh_YJD32sT7tj0g0

The latest edition of Short Talks From the Hill, a podcast from the U of A, features Jared Phillips, an instructor of international studies in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

Terrific new book edited by Dr. Phil Howerton of MSU-West Plains. Should be on the shelf of anyone interested in the Oza...
25/01/2019
The Literature of the Ozarks | University of Arkansas Press

Terrific new book edited by Dr. Phil Howerton of MSU-West Plains. Should be on the shelf of anyone interested in the Ozarks. https://www.uapress.com/product/the-literature-of-the-ozarks/

The job of regional literature is twofold: to explore and confront the culture from within, and to help define that culture for outsiders. Taken together, the two centuries of Ozarks literature collected in this ambitious anthology do just that. The fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama presented i...

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