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Traveling Exhibit: The Tuskegee Airmen
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 until Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
"The Tuskegee Airmen" explores the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II. Between 1941 and 1946, what became known as the “Tuskegee experiment” trained more than 1,000 pilots.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Secrets of the Mountain Wilderness Hike
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
You may have heard about Panola Mountain's unique ecology, but are you ready to discover some of the mountain's lesser-known history? Join our expert tracker and guide to head off the trail and explore Panola's hidden cemeteries, whiskey stills, beaver dams, and more. Hike is STRENUOUS, 6+ miles...  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
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Walk the beautiful trails of the park with your four-legged companion. We will enjoy a guided hike by a park ranger alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and view the New Manchester Mill from the recent movie "Hunger Games: Mockingjay." Reservations required.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Honoring America's First African American Paratroopers: The Triple Nickles
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 11 AM to 2 PM
The Triple Nickles, America's first all African American parachute infantry platoon, served in more airborne units during both war and peacetime than any other parachute group in history. Former Rangers will share the legacy of the 555th with guests in the museum...  $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Hike to the Heart -- Valentine's Weekend
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
Love is in the mountain air at Fort Mountain State Park. Join a ranger on a hike to the Historic CCC fire tower and learn about the love story that is carved in stone. This is a moderate, rocky one mile hike with plenty of nature, history and sightseeing to satisfy the whole family.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 3:30 PM to 5 PM
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek...  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Valentine's Civil War Dinner and Dance
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 5 PM to 8 PM
This is the perfect chance for history lovers to get together for an evening full of fun and great food. Stop buy for a lovely roast dinner for two, under the candlelight of a Civil War site. Includes a tour of the fort, era singing and dancing, and a nighttime cannon firing.  $50. 912-727-2339.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp Level I (Deer Patch)
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
This camp is for children ages 6-12 who have not previously been in a Junior Ranger program. This program focuses on attaining the Level I Deer Badge. There will be a nature/history hike to the New Manchester Mill, a live reptile program, and nature-oriented arts and craft projects...  $25 includes Junior Ranger Book and Deer patch (lunch not included). 770-732-5871.
Val-Kill: A Virtual Tour of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's Home
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 10 AM to 10:20 AM
A digital presentation featuring about the home of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The presentation will include a virtual tour of the home, ground, and history.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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"Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike
Monday, Feb 22, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
This 1.5-mile hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War-era textile mill ruins of New Manchester and follows the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs...  $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Winter Canning Workshop
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Our workshop will include discussion of proper canning techniques, safety, and a hands-on step by step recipe. You will bring home a jar of the final product. Space is limited. Call office to register in advance...  $10. 478-986-5172.
Antebellum Medicine in Coastal Georgia
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
One of the early owners of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, James M. Troup (1786-1849), was a doctor. Dr. Troup is set to make a return appearance at his low-country estate. He will discuss the trials and tribulations of being a doctor in this era, plus bring actual medicines and surgical equipment.  $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (62 and over), $5 for youth (6 to 17). 912-264-7333.
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Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
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Take an eerie journey back in time at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation. As we stroll through moss laden Live Oak trees hear the stories of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here...  $15. 912-264-7333.
Training for Volunteer Tour Guides
Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Mar 6, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
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Become a Hardman Farm House Docent! Lead guests through the 150 year old Italianate mansion that was the summer home of the 65th governor of Georgia, Dr. Lamartine Hardman. Extensive training, mentoring, and materials are provided. The three part training will occur on Sundays, Feb...  There is a $15 fee to become a volunteer at Georgia State Parks and Historic Sties that includes supplemental insurance. 706-878-1077.
Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Come “let off some steam” by blowing the whistle atop the Jarrell Plantation ‘Mill Complex’, a signal used to communicate between Jarrell’s manning different work positions throughout the mill...  $4-6.50 478-986-5172.
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Who Will Go A-Pyrating?
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 4 PM to 5 PM
Come learn about the Golden Age of Piracy! During the first quarter of the 18th century left such a mark on the world that 3 centuries later they remain in the forefront of popular culture today...  $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations possible...  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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American Frontier Days
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays from local historians. Walk through time from the mid 1700s to the late 1800s. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354.  Donations accepted. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Native American Heritage Day at Etowah
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Etowah will be hosting a lecture on historic Creek and Cherokee cultures in Georgia. Come learn about how our modern society still carries the past on its shoulders...  $2 -$6. 770-387-3747.
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7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Children 10 and under are invited to bring their baskets and join in on our Easter egg hunt. There will be separate hunting areas for age groups, with games and crafts before and after the big search. The Easter Bunny will be in attendance to greet children and pose for photographs.  $5.00 Youth (6 - 17). $7.00 Senior (62 and above). $8.00 Adult 912-264-7333.
Remembering Ravensbruck: Women and the Holocaust
Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 until Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
This traveling exhibit created by the Kennesaw State University Public History and German Studies Programs and the Ravensbrück Memorial Site, Remembering Ravensbrück tells the story of the Nazi concentration camp where more than 150,000 women were interred.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Scottish Heritage Days
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 18, 2016 until Mar 20, 2016 
All ages will enjoy this showcase of Georgia’s Scottish and colonial history, with weapon demonstrations and cannon firings, re-enactors, blacksmithing, weaving, period cooking and music, and fort tours. Friday is Student Day. A battle reenactment will be 2 p.m. Saturday...  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
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Hills of Iron and Iron Pour
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 11 AM
The iron industry was one of Georgia's first businesses long before the Civil War. Take guided wagon ride tours of the historic Iron Hill section of the park. Later that evening, watch molten iron pour from a blast furnace at 2800 degrees Fahrenheit... $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Remarkable Georgia Women
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 11 AM
Prepare to be astonished as you hear about 15 women born before 1900 who made outstanding achievements in Georgia. Sara Hines Martin, author of "Remarkable Georgia Women", wears a historic dress and displays photos of the women as she speaks. Ms. Martin will have her book available for sale... 706-878-1077.
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Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Friday, Mar 25, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Friday, Apr 1, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Come out to Fort Yargo to enjoy peaceful night out on Lake Marbury under the bright moon. Learn about the history of the Fort while paddling with family. Space is limited; Pre-registration is required.  $15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
7th Annual 18th Century Market Faire
Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
Friday, Apr 1, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
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Interact with living historians demonstrating life in 1790s Georgia. See craftsmen and women demonstrate their trade, frontier camps, native warriors, children's activities and music in the 18th century. Children under 12 free. Thursday and Friday will be open free for school groups...  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Fourth Annual Albert Fendig - Hofwyl Plein Air Affair
Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Bring your plein air gear for fun and camaraderie with lots to paint in this historic setting. No prizes, no judging, just good camaraderie and big fun...  $5.00 Youth (6 - 17) $7.00 Senior (62 and over) $8.00 Adult 912-264-7333.
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Native American Tools & Weapons
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Learn from an expert how to make, use and care for ancient tools and weapons. See why their uses often meant survival. Also explore the earthen mounds and visit the museum.  $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Antique Car Show
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 10 AM to 3:30 PM
While walking the trail, see car models spanning the era of the plantation and enjoy music, food, door prizes and stationary steam engine demonstrations.  $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Torchlight Tour
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 6 PM to 9 PM
Step back in time as you enjoy our guided tour along a torch-lit path at night and explore the illuminated mounds and grounds at night.  $5. 770-387-3747.
71st Commemorative Ceremony for our President
Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 12 PM to 1:30 PM
We will pay tribute to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the anniversary of his death at the Little White House. This event includes a U.S. Marine Color Guard and guest speaker.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Weapons That Made America
Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Come learn about the various small arms and artillery used during this monumental era. Weapon firings will take place throughout the day. In this program we will trace the origins of gunpowder weapons from their earliest use, up through the Civil War.  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Spring at the Homestead
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, May 1, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, May 1, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Bring the whole family to this living history event and discover what life was like for soldiers and civilians during the Civil War. Living history demonstrations include cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, toys and games, candle-dipping, and more... $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Archaeology and Artifact ID Day
Saturday, May 14, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Celebrate Archaeology month by bringing in your artifacts to be identified by professionals. Discover what archaeologists do and how they learn from artifacts. There will be various activities throughout the day.  $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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The Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens
Saturday, May 14, 2016 11 AM to 1 PM
On May 11, 1865 A.H. Stephens was arrested and charged with treason. Come out and experience a live re-enactment of his arrest and his homecoming that took place on October 27, 1865. In addition to the re-enactment, we will have period performers and demonstrators.  $1 - $5. 706-456-2602.
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Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 28, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Help us pay tribute to our fellow patriots who served our country throughout the years with a commemoration and reenactment. We'll have cannon and musket firings, Civil War-era demonstrations, and lots of family fun. 912-727-2339.
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War of Jenkins' Ear
Saturday, May 28, 2016 until Monday, May 30, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe will commemorate Georgia's role in the 1739-1748 war between Britain and Spain. A brief presentation at the Visitor Center will be followed by a walking tour of the site. The program will also include military drills and black powder weapons demonstrations.  $4.50 - $10 912-353-3023.
Family Farm Day
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
The farm comes to life with volunteers demonstrating crafts and chores of the past. See the skills from long ago, such as sewing, blacksmithing, woodstove cooking, gardening, woodworking and many other farm activities.  $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
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Memorial Day Commemoration and the Site's Hidden Gem
Monday, May 30, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
This coastal fort will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations. Visitors may explore the site and find its Hidden Gem. The beautiful vista from the earthen fort, over the Medway River and out through St. Catherine's Sound...  $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
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National Trails Day - History Trail GeoTour
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
In honor of National Trails Day, we challenge visitors to complete our special History Trail GeoTour. Never geocached before? This is a great way to get started. All you need are good walking shoes and a prize/keepsake to trade when you unlock the geocache box. No GPS required. www.gastateparks...  $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
152nd Battle Commemoration and National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
This battle was one of the few Confederate victories. Witness artillery and musket firing demonstrations. Learn what it was like to be a soldier at this battle. See how civilians were affected by this battle. Finish the afternoon with a guided interpretive hike on the actual battlefield.  $3.00 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
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Rosie The Riveter
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Actress and teacher Carol Cain will portray "Rosie the Riveter". Also, living history with James Fowler as President Roosevelt reading his D-Day prayer.  $10 - $14. 706-655-5870.
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Presidential Libraries and Museums
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM to 10:20 AM
The Presidential Library system was started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940. This presentation will cover the history and how the Presidential Library System evolved and what they offer today.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Liberty Bell Pool: A Hidden Gem
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 1:30 PM to 3 PM
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Historic wonders are nestled within the 9,000 acres of the park and in the surrounding area. Drop by our discovery table and learn about the Civilian Conservation Corp-built pool, park, and the Pine Mountain Valley Resettlement Project. Join in the hunt for hidden rock treasures...  $5 includes swimming admission $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Junior Ranger Camp #1
Weekdays 9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 13, 2016 until Jun 17, 2016 
Our first week for Junior Ranger Camp is specialized for younger campers, ages 7-9. Campers will explore natural and cultural history of Georgia. Includes a canoe trip. Lunch not provided. Register at least one month in advance.  $100. 912-727-2339.
Day of Discovery and Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Learn about Native American life, archaeology, and nature through fun activities like The Scavenger Hunt Challenge where guests get outside to see and do things around the park.  $2 - $6. 706-387-3747.
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Heritage Farm Camp
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 until Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
This camp focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening and open hearth cooking. Ages 9-14.  $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-1581.
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Civil War Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 to Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 to Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Join us for this Civil War-themed Junior Ranger Camp. Ages between 8 and 12 years old. See black powder weapons firing, including a cannon. Feel a slithering snake in your hand, get your feet wet in a creek hike while earning a Junior Ranger badge. Pre-Registration is required.  $60. 770-443-7850.
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Etowah Games Day
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Learn about games that early Native Americans played and how they have influenced modern games and sports.  $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Camp #2
Weekdays 9 AM - 2 PM from Jul 11, 2016 until Jul 15, 2016 
Our second week of Junior Ranger Camp is meant for older rangers, ages 10-12. Junior Rangers will discover Georgia's great history and march through the woods and marshes while they learn about the environment. The week ends with a canoe trip. Lunch not provided...  $100. 912-727-2339.
Chief Vann House Days
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Craftsmen will demonstrate 19th century weaving, basket making, quilting, spinning, rug making, blacksmithing, soap making, woodcarving, chair caning, and much more. Several activities will be set up for children including shooting a Cherokee blowgun and making their own butter.  $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Civil War Olympics
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Just like the athletes who show their strength and agility in games of skill, soldiers of the Civil War needed to be strong and agile. Join us for our first Civil War Olympics where kids can test their skills against formidable Confederate opponents.  $8 per adult, $5 per youth. 912-727-2339.
Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
At 10am, and 2pm, Fort King George State Historic Site will be hosting Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills...  $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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Labor Day Celebration at the Fort
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Come for a relaxing and entertaining day for the whole family. Civil War soldiers will be firing rifles and cannons throughout the day while presenting living history programs.  $8 per adult, $5 per youth, under 6 free. 912-727-2339.
Labor Day Folklife Festival
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
How better to celebrate Labor Day than learning about old time labor? Experience first hand the daily chores needed to run a farm and reward your labors with games and music.  $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
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Labor Day at Fort King George
Monday, Sep 5, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
On this day, site staff and volunteers will be demonstrating various colonial period “labor” jobs. There will be ladies spinning natural fibers into thread on spinning wheels, wood-working, and possibly a blacksmith...  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Labor Day Commemoration
Monday, Sep 5, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort.  $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
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Harvest Time at the Homestead
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM from Sep 17, 2016 until Sep 18, 2016 
Step back in time to the 1800s and experience the lives of citizens and soldiers. Living history demonstrators will bring our historic log cabin to life as they demonstrate crafts and daily activities. Try your hand at woodworking, laundry, soapmaking and more... $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Invasive Plant Awareness - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Etowah and come learn about the invasive plants in your backyard, then participate in a park cleanup project. 770-387-3747.
Your State Parks Day - Ride the (Split) Rails
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Volunteers around the country will be helping to improve their favorite historic site & park on this special day. Join local FFA members as they help repair and replace the miles (it seems) of rail fencing we have surrounding the Vann plantation. Special afternoon tours for volunteers provided...  Free for Volunteers. 706-695-2598.
Skills of the Past
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Watch live demonstrations of crafts from the past. Learn about the skills Native Americans had that helped them survive in their everyday lives.  $2 -$6. 770-387-3747.
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Hidden Gem History Hike
Sunday, Oct 2, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
This "Hidden Gem" hike will take us to several interesting Civil War era historic sites and ruins in the Ferguson's Crossing area of the park. This hike is rated moderate and closed toe, sturdy shoes are required.  $8 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Civil War Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 7 PM to 10 PM
See Civil War soldiers go about their evening duties. Stop in the barracks for hot cider and cookies, then prepare yourself for a blast with a cannon firing over the Ogeechee River. Tours will be held every half hour, with the last at 9:30 PM.  $5-$8. 912-727-2339.
Halloween Hayride
6:30 PM - 10 PM from Oct 22, 2016 
Come enjoy a hayride along our Gopher Tortoise Trail while listening to spooky stories about the area's history. You might even see a spirit or two. $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Ghost Legends of the Valley
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Storytellers transport visitors through the misty veil into a realm of ghosts and creatures of the night. Co-sponsored with the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association (SNCA), the event offers guests an opportunity to experience two historic landscapes under a fall night sky...  $15 per adult includes 6 stories, 3 at each site. $8 for teens. $12 for members of Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites or SNCA. A small handling fee will be added for each ticket sold. For tickets please visit 706-878-1077.
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Syrup Makin' Time on the Plantation
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Have you ever wondered how sugar cane syrup is made? Find out how in times past farmers made their very own. Sip on fresh sugar cane juice while watching the syrup making process and enjoy demonstrations around the farm. Come experience Syrup Makin' Day in the country.  $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Nighttime Hayrides and Storytelling
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Enjoy a hayride tour of the Etowah Mounds at night by torchlight followed by a fun evening of snacks and Native American stories. This is a Friends of Etowah Indian Mounds hosted event.  $5. 770-387-3747.
Soldier and Civilian Life during the Civil War and Candlelight Tours
Friday, Nov 11, 2016 until Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 10 AM to 9 PM
Join us to learn about the life of Soldiers and Civilians during the Civil War. See civilian and military living History Demonstrations. Later that night, participate in a guided interpretive tour. Relive the tense moments of the night battle at Pickett's Mill. Preregistration is required.  $10.00 770-443-7850.
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Pioneer Harvest Festival
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Celebrate the history of farm life in the wiregrass region of south Georgia at the parks annual fall festival. The day will include demonstrations of farm life, an arts and craft show, local entertainers, syrup making and more.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Hidden Gem Series: Diversity of Native Plants at Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill boasts a large variety of native plants. The biodiversity of habitats fosters growth of a number of plant communities. Join a ranger in exploring the rolling hills, wide-open fields, the steep, rocky ledges, and low-lying mesic areas...  $3 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
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"Come and Take It!" A Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
This American Revolution encampment commemorates Col. John McIntosh's defiant reply to a British demand for surrender. Enjoy colonial demonstrations, musket and cannon drills, musket, blacksmithing and more. 912-884-5999.
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Battle of Griswoldville Anniversary Commemoration (OFF SITE PROGRAM)
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
This event will take place at Griswoldville Battlefield 30 miles east of Jarrell Plantation. Learn about the hastily planned attempt by Georgia militia to halt Union General Sherman’s March to the Sea in November 1864... 478-986-5172.
Iron Pour
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 2 PM to 10 PM
Starting at 6 p.m., see a demonstration of our iron furnace, harking back to the days of iron production in the Allatoona community. Our furnace operates at more then 2500 degrees! Buy a scratch block mold at 2:00 pm. to create your own cast-iron art. Limit 1 per person. Supplies limited. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
FDR portrayer James Fowler will recite the "Day of Infamy" speech declaring that a state of war exists sending the United States into WWII. Performances at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. US Signal Corps Pearl Harbor exhibit.  $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Gather the family and join us at our 1850s log cabin. Help decorate the tree. Civil War soldiers will be home for the holidays. The cabin will be the setting as period reenactors demonstrate farm life, chores, and celebrations of the period...  $3.00 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Christmas by Candlelight
Friday, Dec 9, 2016 until Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 5 PM to 9 PM
In 1805, Cherokee Chief James Vann opened his new brick mansion to the Moravian missionaries to hold one of the first Christmas celebrations in the Cherokee Nation...  $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Yuletide celebrations of the 1800s come to life as demonstrators take you back in time to Christmas at the Vaughan cabin. Play with the pioneer toys that would have been given as presents. Santa will be avaliable for photos and Christmas visits. Help decorate the Christmas Tree... $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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A Candlelight Christmas at Liberty Hall
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 6 PM to 9 PM
Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens' home, Liberty Hall, will be decorated with styles of the Victorian Christmas past. Come enjoy a candlelight tour, and crafts all accompanied by the sounds of the Victorian Era. Refreshments will be served.  $4 - $6.00 706-456-2602.
A Colonial Christmas at Fort King George
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Join the Friends of Fort King George for a traditional dinner in the soldier's barracks. Reservations Required. Program concludes with a cannon firing.  $40. 912-437-4770.
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