Heritage Days at the Belton Depot – Oct. 5


Ever wanted to carve a duck decoy? Thought about making your own soap? Interested in shooting a long rifle? How about making paper cut outs that look like pictures? These skills and more await you when you visit Heritage Days at the Depot this year as part of the Belton Standpipe Heritage and Arts Festival, Oct. 5, held on the city square from 10 AM – 4 PM.

“We’ve got a great line up of artisans and historical interpreters this year,” stated BAMA volunteer Alison Darby.

Fifteen heritage skills artisans will surround the Historic Depot from 10 AM – 4 PM Saturday.  Visitors can try their hands at making a broom, weaving a basket, fashioning a wooden wheel, stamping a piece of leather, carving a decoy, weaving a Cherokee sash with their fingers, creating a picture with scissors and paper, crafting handmade soap, caning a chair, making some lace, listening to stories of slavery, creating a necklace, learning about long rifles, taking a trip into the woods of the 18th Century, and building a model log cabin.