Fort Cooper Days: The Seminole War up close and Personal!
This year’s celebration of Fort Cooper Days on March 16-17 at Fort Cooper State Park, located at 3100 S. Old Floral City Road in Inverness offers up, close and personal experiences for visitors, young and old.
Seminole War reenactments both Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. will be the centerpieces of the weekend. These historic reenactments depict an April 1836 attack between a tribe of Seminoles and members of Major Mark Anthony Cooper’s First Georgia Battalion Foot volunteers.
Frank Sunshadow Curtis will relate his “Songs and Stories” at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. both days. He will play the Native American flute and tell his Native American folk tales. For children, there will be arts and crafts projects to work on and complete.
Returning this year are demonstrations and exhibits by living historians and period artisans.
Experience Florida’s history up, close and personal – the sounds of black powder muskets, cannon volleys and witness examples of early “guerilla warfare” as native Seminoles struggled to retain their lands as part of the Second Seminole War on the shores of Lake Holathlikaha.
Admission for adults through 13 yrs. old is $7.00, ages 12 years and under are free. Sponsored by the Friends of Fort Cooper.
For further information call 352-726-0315.
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