Jacob Wolf House to Host Pioneer Days Events

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Thursday, May 03, 2018

The Jacob Wolf House Historic Site in Norfork will host a number of activities during the annual Pioneer Days event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19.

Activities to be held at the Jacob Wolf House Historic Site include a Dutch Oven cooking demonstration, soap-making demonstration, blacksmith demonstration, a hunter, trapper, and trader tent from the early frontier, and a Civil War camp life demonstration, all of which fit into the historic site’s timeline of interpretation from 1829–1863.

Other events will be held at other Norfork locations. The annual Pioneer Days Event celebrates the region’s heritage and offers visitors a fun-filled day of activities.

The Jacob Wolf House Historic Site preserves, protects and promotes Arkansas’s oldest public structure and interprets the cultural and historical significance of this Ozark region. The two-story log dog-trot structure was built in 1829 as the first permanent courthouse for Izard County in Arkansas Territory. The Wolf House sits above the confluence of the White and Norfork rivers in present-day Norfork in Baxter County. The Wolf House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

The Department of Arkansas Heritage acquired the Jacob Wolf House Historic Site from the Baxter County Quorum Court in early 2017.New site improvements will enhance the visitor's experience through restoration work to the historic structures, renovations to support facilities, new exhibits and public programs. The Wolf House will be restored to a time that reflects its importance as a Territorial Courthouse. Comprehensive interpretive themes tied to the historic site are the Early Arkansas Frontier, Native American Culture, River Travel and Trade, Territorial Politics, Early Statehood, Slavery in the Ozarks and the Civil War. The time-line for interpretation will be 1829–1863.

To learn more, visit or call (870) 499-0556.

The Jacob Wolf House Historic Site is part of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage division responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving cultural resources. Other divisions are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives.

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