THE SECOND ANNUAL MILITIA MUSTER ON THE TALLAPOOSA
201st Anniversary of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend
Saturday, 28 March 2015, 9 AM until 4 PM (CST)
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park will host the 201st Anniversary of the Battle of the Horseshoe on Saturday,28 March 2015.This annual event recreates frontier life in the year 1814 and emphasizes the importance of the battle in United States history through a variety of special demonstrations and interpretive programs.Saturday's activities will provide park visitors with a better understanding of the combatants and the reasons why the battle took place.
Experience the life of the Creek and Cherokee Indians.Visit traditional hunting camps and watch demonstrations of cultural skills such as hide tanning, flint knapping and finger weaving.Learn how to make Cherokee baskets and participate in an authentic Creek stickball game.
Experience the life of Andrew Jackson's frontier army.Watch Tennessee militia fire smoothbore cannon and flintlock muskets.Learn how soldiers cooked their meals and lived while on campaign through a variety of encampments and displays in the museum.A camp depicting American women's lives on the frontier will provide wool dying demonstrations and teach you how to spin the wool.
All demonstrations will be presented multiple times throughout the day and promise to be entertaining as well as educational.Special activities for children ages 5-12 will be available at the Junior Ranger tent directly behind the visitor center.
A refreshment stand will be available courtesy of the New Site Volunteer Fire Department.
This Program is FREE to the public.
For more information call Horseshoe Bend National Military Park at 256-234-7111 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/hobe.Horseshoe Bend NMP is located 12 miles north of Dadeville on Alabama Highway 49.