Horseshoe Bend: Guest Speakers Slated for Anniversary Event

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Saturday, March 23, 2019, 9 AM until 4 PM (CST):

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is excited to announce that several guest speakers will be in attendance at this year’s Anniversary of the Battle of the Horseshoe event on Saturday,March 23, 2019. They will help commemorate the battle as well as Alabama’s bicentennial. Speakers are scheduled from 10 AM to 11 AM (CST) and will include:

  • Steve Murray ………………..… Director, Alabama Department of Archives and History
  • Kathryn Braund ………..…. Hollified Professor of Southern History, Auburn University
  • Lance Hatten ………………..… Deputy Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service
  • Principal Chief James Floyd ….. Muscogee (Creek) Nation

The day will also be filled with living history demonstrations, kid’s activities, and a chance to tour the battlefield on a ranger led walk. Following is a tentative schedule of activities

9:00 – Living History Demonstrations begin

10:00 – Welcome and Guest Speakers

11:00 – Creek Stickball Game

11:30 – Artillery Demonstration

12:00 – Ranger-led Battlefield Walk

12:00 – Pottery for Kids

12:30 – Creek Stickball Game

1:00 – American Indian Crafts and Music

1:30 – Artillery Demonstration

1:30 – Pottery for Kids

2:00 – Tennessee Militia Program

2:00 – Ranger-led Battlefield Walk

2:30 – American Indian Crafts and Music

4:00 – Living History Demonstrations end

A refreshment stand will be available throughout the day with proceeds benefitting the New Site Volunteer Fire Department.

This Program is FREEto the public.

For more information visit Horseshoe Bend’s website at, on Facebook see Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, or you may call the park at 256-234-7111.  Horseshoe Bend NMP is located 12 miles north of Dadeville on Alabama Highway 49.