The main day of activities for the Scott 1817 200th Anniversary Commemoration will begin Saturday (12/2) morning at 9 a.m. Eastern/8 a.m. Central at River Landing Park in Chattahoochee, Florida.

The massive three day event commemorates the beginning of the Seminole Wars, which started at a series of actions in Decatur County, Georgia, and Gadsden County, Florida, 200 years ago this week.

Activities planned for Saturday include the arrival on the grounds of the troops from the 7th U.S. Infantry Living History Association at 10 a.m. (Eastern), a memorial service and marker unveiling at 11 a.m., dedication of a newly restored prehistoric native American mound at 11:30 a.m. and a Seminole War battle reenactment at 12 noon. There will also be living history demonstrations, a “Walk Through History” area, Native American and frontier settler camps, vendors, a food court area, the restored 19th century keelboat Aux Arc and much more.

Here are some photos from the first events of the week. Scroll down the page to see the full schedule and more for Saturday’s activities.

Public parking will be on the front lawn of the Florida State Hospital at the intersection of Washington (US 90) and Main Streets in Chattahoochee. Shuttles will run from there to River Landing Park throughout the day. Parking for those with disabilities is available on-site at River Landing Park.

Luminaries at Chason Memorial Park in Bainbridge, GA honor the U.S. and Native American casualties from the Battle of Fowltown, the first engagement of the Seminole Wars.
Blue Heron addresses the luminary service in Bainbridge as other Native American reenactors and soldiers of the 7th U.S. Infantry Living History Association look on.
The restored 19th century keelboat Aux Arc underway across Lake Seminole on Friday.
Ben W. Ferguson (left), who is portraying a frontier militiaman, speaks with Homer Hirt (center) and Sheilia and Lionel Young (Right) at River Landing Park in Chattahoochee, Florida.
The new marker that tells the story of the Nov. 30, 1817, attack on a boat commanded by Lt. Richard W. Scott.
The keelboat Aux Arc under sail on Lake Seminole.
Soldiers of the 7th Infantry fire a salute at Fort Scott, Georgia.
Luminary service at Camp Recovery in Decatur County, Georgia.




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