Alabama River Festival to Celebrate 1800’s Frontier Times

Franklin, AL – March 10, 11 & 12, 2011 – The Alabama River Museum  at the Claiborne Lock and Dam will hold its annual festival and reopening with the recreation of an early 1800’s frontier settlement, complete with Creek Indian “stick ball” and “stomp dance.”  Over 30 demonstrators and living history re-enactors will be in costume to depict characters from Alabama’s frontier times.  See how early settlers to the area lived before establishing homesteads, living in moveable campsites and forging for food in the woods and waterways around them.  Practice throwing a tomahawk or  shooting with a bow and arrow.  Watch as arrowheads and spearpoints are made from local stone.
New this year…. “Ask the Expert”….Bring your own found artifacts for examination and identification by a team of visiting archaeologists from the University of South Alabama.  Handmade crafts and other gift items will be available at the museum’s Trading Post Tent, as well as the indoor gift shop.  Food vendors will be on site as well.

All activities are made possible by an education grant from the J.L. Bedsole Foundation of Mobile, Alabama.
Where:  Alabama River Museum
31 Isaac Creek Road
Franklin, AL  36444
When:  March 10 & 11, 2011
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
When:  March 12, 2011
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Admission Charge:
$5.00 per person
Contact :
Wanda Green
Monroe County Heritage Museum

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