Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park at Scott invites the public to explore the history of pottery at the 1st Friday Craft from 1-2 p.m. Aug. 2.


“Pottery is one of the oldest human inventions, predating the wheel and even writing,” according to a news release. “It has been used on every continent for dozens of purposes, including cooking, storage, dining, and of course decoration. Pieces of broken pottery also help us understand more about the prehistoric Native Americans who once lived in this area.”


The community is invited to join a park interpreter on this 1st Friday Craft to try their hands at making pottery of their own.


“You will have not only the opportunity to learn about the importance of pottery to early peoples, but also the ability to sculpt something of your own to take with you when you leave. All materials are provided,” according to the release.


Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park is located in Lonoke County, southeast of Little Rock. It is a day-use park dedicated to Native American education, research and preservation. The park is one of the 52 state parks administered by the State Parks Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, according to the release.


Space is limited at the pottery event, so reservations are required. The fee is $5 per person. Details: http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/toltec/ or Amy Griffin, park interpreter,at amy.griffin@arkansas.gov or 501-961-9442.