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Preserving Ozark Natural Resources and Culture

The ONCRC features a variety of free exhibits each year which highlight Ozark Culture and Natural ResourcesThe Ozark Natural & Cultural Resource Center was created to provide information about natural and cultural opportunities for learning and recreational experience, while promoting responsible resource stewardship.

The Center is in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, Ozark National Scenic Riverway, Missouri Department of Conservation,
Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Mines, and The Pioneer Forest. Each has a display at the Center.

Exhibits are free to the public.

ONCRC is a non-profit organization operated entirely by volunteers. It is managed by the Salem Area Community Betterment Association.

Donations are gratefully accepted.

If you would like to volunteer come in, call, or email us at oncrc2@salemmo.com

Free Exhibits

All exhibits are free admission. Mon - Fri from 9-5pm unless other wise noted.

August 1-26 Fiber Arts Exhibit & Demonstrations presented by the Artisans of Ozark Fiber Fling with live demonstrations of spinning, weaving and various knitting skills. The exhibit will represent a walk from fleece to fabric and a broad range of functional and decorative works by spinners, knitters, weavers, basket makers, quilters and those working within many more disciplines.

Demo Schedule:

Drop spindle spinning plus regular and beaded finger weaving, every Wednesday from 1-5p.m. presented by Susan Wilson;

Long draw spinning, Friday, August 5th from noon-5 p.m. presented by Chris Durrill;

Spinning and stick weaving, Friday August 12 from 10a.m.- 1p.m. presented by Lois Wissmann, and long draw spinning, Friday, August 12 from noon-5p.m presented by Chris Durrill;

Sale Day, Saturday, August 20th from 9a.m.-2p.m. offering finished goods such as shawls, jewelry, fashion accessories, home goods and all kinds of fiber art to choose from.

Knitting Skills demo, Tuesday, August 23 from 11a.m.-1p.m. presented by Ann Anderson

Last day for the exhibit is Friday, August 26.

September will be the annual Quilt Exhibit coordinated by the Current River Scrappers

November-December the 11th annual Trees & Trains exhibit coordinated by the Salem City of Peace Garden Club.

Salem Area Arts Council questions? Contact Libby Sanders on FaceBook at (SAAC)facebook.com or email her at SAAC@embarqmail.com

SAAC's Salem Community Acoustic Jam meets every 4th Saturday night at 6:30 pm in the ONCRC conference room. Come on down!

Call 573-729-0029 or e-mail oncrc2@salemmo.com for more information

The ONCRC is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and for the months of January and February.