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Franklin – Alabama River Festival
March 8, 2012 - March 10, 2012$5.00
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. daily
The Alabama River Museum at the Claiborne Lock and Dam will hold its annual festival 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.
Also this year…. “Ask the Expert”….Bring your own found artifacts for examination and identification by 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. Thursday & Friday are for school groups, which must register in advance. Saturday is for the general public.
This event is made possible, in part, by an education grant from the J.L. Bedsole Foundation of Mobile, Alabama.
$5.00 per person
Monroe County Heritage Museum