Historic Blakeley State Park is partnering with the Spanish Fort Public Library for a series of events as part of a program entitled “The Eastern Shore: The Place and the People.” On Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Spanish Fort Public Library at 6 p.m., two of Alabama's premier experts in their fields will discuss Eastern Shore's original inhabitants and the environment they called home. Dr. Greg Waselkov , Professor of Anthropology at the University of South Alabama, will focus his remarks on the Woodland and Mississippian peoples which resided in the area centuries ago, giving particular attention to the nationally-important Bottle Creek mound complex. Appearing on the program with him will be Dr. Kathryn Braund, Hollifield Professor of Southern History at Auburn University. The event is free.
On Saturday, March 11 at 9 a.m., Dr. Ramie Gougeon, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of West Florida, will discuss the Native Americans that called Historic Blakeley's grounds their home more than 2,000 years ago. The lecture is complimentary with regular park admission of $4 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12 and FREE to those who attend the March 9 lecture at the Spanish Fort Public Library and those taking the 10:30 a.m. Nature Cruise.
This two-day event is for land managers, advocates, and volunteers to network and learn so that the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association can further its mission of creating, enhancing, and preserving great mountain biking experiences in the Southeast. As the summit is just 10 minutes from the Forever Wild Trails at Beaver Creek, bike riding is on the agenda in addition to workshops, presentations and panels. Location: Troy University (Dothan Campus) 501 University Blvd. Dothan, AL 36303 Agenda and tickets