Four Holes Swamp Cultural Heritage Day

February 11, 2017
11:00 am

Francis Beidler Forest

We often focus on Beidler’s ecological importance, but blackwater swamps have an incredibly rich human and cultural legacy, as well. Join the Audubon Centerfor a day of celebration and learning with historians, interpreters and writers who will share aspects of their cultural history. On-site demonstrations include cypress shingles, split oak basket making, whiskey still, fish striking, jack jumping, interpreters recreating an encampment of Maroons, and plume hunting. If you do not know what some of these are – come find out! The event is 11-3. Guided walks will leave the visitor center every 20 minutes until 1:00. The demonstrators will be at their posts until 3:00.

After the walks, Drew Lanham will be here to share from his new book, THE HOME PLACE, which reflects on how we are defined by our connection to the land. The reception from 3-5 will feature light snacks and an opportunity for for more in-depth conversations with Drew.

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