Hands-on trip through rural Florida
If you’re interested in learning about the rural traditions of Florida, the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is now hosting Rural Folklife Days. The Park’s program assistant Lucy Spencer says she expects a great turn out to the event this year.
She says children can come and learn about the area’s rural past with hands on activities like butter churning. The exhibit is open through tomorrow and admission to the park costs $5.
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