Event: Alabama River Festival
Time: Thursday and Friday, March 10 and 11, 2011, 9 a.m until 2 p.m.; Saturday, March 12, 2011, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Event Type: Festival
Location: Alabama River Museum, 31 Isaac Creek Road, Franklin, AL 36444
Admission: $5 per person
Event Website: http://www.tokillamockingbird.com
Sponsors: Alabama River Museum; J.L. Bedsole Foundation of Mobile, Alabama; Monroe County Heritage Museum
Contact: Wanda Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-575-7433
The Alabama River Museum at the Claiborne Lock and Dam will hold its annual festival and reopening 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.
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 as well.