Two Egg TV is joining with with Chattahoochee Main Street, Blue Heron’s Creek Hunting Camp, Dr. Joe Knetsch, Dr. Brian Rucker, Dale Cox and The Clark Barn for a 200th anniversary Symposium on the First Seminole War.
The event will take place on Friday, April 27th, and Saturday, April 28th. Friday’s activities include the first ever “School of the Creek/Seminole Indian” and a visit to Chattahoochee Main Street’s Final Friday Concert followed by a guided tour of the Scott 1817 Battlefield (also in Chattahoochee).
Saturday will feature presentations by Dr. Knetsch, Dr. Rucker and Cox on the First Seminole War, Andrew Jackson’s march through the Florida Panhandle and Native American resistance to it.
The “School of the Creek/Seminole Indian” begins at 1:30 p.m. on Friday and will feature hands-on learning about Seminole and Muscogee (Creek) Indian culture and dress. Participants will also learn how to dress and equip themselves so they can join in this year’s edition of the Scott 1817 Seminole War Battle, which will take place in Chattahoochee on November 30-December 2. Cost of attending the school is $10 per person (free for kids 15 and under, law enforcement, active duty military and senior citizens 65+). All other events are free.
The school will be followed at 5 p.m. CDT/6 p.m. EDT by a visit to Chattahoochee Main Street’s Final Friday concert. Then, at 7 p.m. CDT/8 p.m. EDT, historian Dale Cox will guide a tour of Chattahoochee’s Scott 1817 Battlefield where Red Stick Creek, Seminole, Miccosukee, Yuchi and Black Seminole warriors inflicted the bloodiest U.S. defeat of the First Seminole War. The public is invited to attend both of these events!
Saturday’s events are free to all and include lectures from three leading Seminole War historians (Dr. Joe Knetsch, Dr. Brian Rucker and Dale Cox). Activities on Saturday begin at 9 a.m. and last until around 12 noon.
If you need more information, please contact Rachael Conrad by writing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 850-693-1547 and leaving a message.
Everyone is welcome to attend these great events and we hope you will turn out and learn more about events that took place in our area 200 years ago while having fun too!
The Symposium is an educational event associated with the Scott 1817 Seminole War Battle, an annual living history event and reenactment that takes place in Chattahoochee, Florida.
The Clark Barn is a new meeting, wedding and entertianment venue near Two Egg and Dellwood in Jackson County. The address is 2987 FL-69, Grand Ridge, Florida. See the map at the bottom of this page for directions. This short video will tell you more about this year’s Scott 1817 reenactment: