October 17, 2018

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Historical Commission

FORT TOULOUSE/FORT JACKSON ALABAMA FRONTIER DAYS

For Immediate Release
October 15, 2018

 
Alabama Frontier Days
Wednesday, November 7 – Saturday, November 10
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
 Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Park, Wetumpka, Alabama


Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Park, a historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission, and the Friends of the Forts-Fort Toulouse Foundation are pleased to announce the 23rd annual Alabama Frontier Days taking place November 7–10, 2018, at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Park near Wetumpka.

Experience one of the largest and most authentic living history events in Alabama! See the south as it transitioned from Creek Indian lands to military forts and civilian homesteads from 1700 to 1820. Using Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Park as its historical backdrop, Alabama Frontier Days focuses on demonstrating frontier life during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries as it happened at this historic site. The public can experience this "living history" as many frontier crafts and trades are demonstrated by specialists dressed in historic costume.  

This snapshot of frontier life includes Creek Indians, French soldiers and their families, British traders who lived among the Creeks and American soldiers who fought in Andrew Jackson’s army during the Creek War. Additionally, there will be a cannon demonstration and period entertainment featuring an eighteenth-century magician, strolling balladeers and musicians as well as merchants selling reproductions of items used on the frontier.

Saturday is Alabama Frontier Days Family Day, a great day for families to experience the event and see the forts.

Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for children (6-18 years old) and free for children under six.  Vendors will be selling food onsite throughout the event.  

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

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

About Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Park
A historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission, the forts are located at 2521 West Fort Toulouse Road, 2 miles west of U.S. Highway 231. Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Park is a significant archaeological site. This area, where the Coosa and Tallapoosa meet to form the mighty Alabama River, has been occupied for 10,000 years. Prehistoric and American Indians, Spanish explorers, French marines, English and Scottish traders, and American settlers all left their mark on this National Historic Landmark.


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 ahc.alabama.gov.  


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