April 14, 2017

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Historical Commission

FORT TOULOUSE-FORT JACKSON'S FRENCH & INDIAN WAR ENCAMPMENT

For Immediate Release
April 14, 2017

 
French & Indian War Encampment
Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Park, Wetumpka, Alabama


Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Park, the Alabama Historical Commission, and the Friends of the Forts are pleased to announce the annual French & Indian War Encampment taking place April 22-23, 2017, at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Park near Wetumpka, Alabama.

Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children six to eighteen years of age.  The event takes place 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday.  

This special event focuses attention on the main protagonists of the French & Indian War - France, Britain and their American Indian allies.  Additionally, the event features daily life at a French frontier fort and Creek village in the year 1756. Soldiers will engage in mock battles each day and souvenirs replicating items of the time period will be available for purchase.  

Living history demonstrations of military, Indian, and civilian life will take place on Saturday and Sunday throughout the day.  Re-enactors will be dressed and equipped as they appeared in North America during the middle of the eighteenth century.

Find Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Park on Facebook or visit ahc.alabama.gov.

For more information contact Ove Jensen at ove.jensenahc@gmail.com or 334-567-3002

Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Park is an historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission and is located at 2521 West Fort Toulouse Road, 2 miles west of U.S. Highway 231.

About the Alabama Historical Commission
Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission fees please visit http://ahc.alabama.gov/  
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