In 1973, the Ozark Folk Cultural Commission authorized its then chair, Dr. Bessie Boehm Moore, to organize a special committee of 100 women to become a financial supporting organization of the Ozark Folk Center. Working in partnership with the then first lady, Betty Bumpers, the Committee of One Hundred for the Ozark Folk Center was established with a representative from each of the 75 counties and 25 at large members, helping to fulfill Dr. Moore’s dream of establishing an Ozark Folk Center for the state of Arkansas. The work of the committee continues to contribute to inspiring a new generation to embrace our unique Ozark folk culture.

The mission of the Committee of One Hundred for the Ozark Folk Center is to promote and provide support to the Ozark Folk Center and its efforts to preserve the folk culture of the Ozarks through sponsorship of these programs:

  • The Music Roots Program
  • The Apprenticeship Program
  • The Heritage Herb Garden
  • Ozark Highlands Radio
  • The Craft Roots Program
  • The Craft Village

Follow the links in the menu at the top of the page to find out about the wonderful programs that the Committee of One Hundred for the Ozark Folk Center State Park is instrumental in supporting.

And be sure to check out the “Donate” link to find out how you can painlessly help support those programs, too.