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May172015

Memorial Day Commemoration–2nd Seminole War

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Memorial Day Commemoration–2nd Seminole War
When Monday, May 25, 2015, 10am – 12pm
Where Thrasher Warehouse Courtyard
607 NE Cholakka Blvd.
Micanopy, Fl.
Age Range All Ages
Event Type Other
Price free
Details

This unique commemorative ceremony will honor the U.S. Army soldiers as well as the Seminoles who died in the Micanopy area during the 2nd Seminole War (1835-1842). Speakers include historian Joe Knetsch and Chairman James Billie of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Color Guards from the UF Army ROTC and the Seminole Tribe will take part. A special prayer for the 59 soldiers who perished in Micanopy will be offered and a Seminole shaman will also conduct his blessings for the fallen warriors in the Miccosukee language. Light refreshments will be served and Seminole crafts will be on sale at the end of the ceremony.

Link www.micanopytrust.com

 

 

 

 

May102015

Tours of the Historic Haile Homestead

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Tours of the Historic Haile Homestead
When Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10am – 2pm
Where 8500 SW Archer Rd (SR 24)
Gainesville, FL 32608
Age Range All Ages
Event Type Culture, Museums, Tours
Price $5, under 12 are free
Details

In 1854 Thomas Evans and Serena Chesnut Haile moved their family from Camden, South Carolina to Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida. It is there they established a 1500-acre Sea Island cotton plantation they named Kanapaha. Completed in 1856 by enslaved craftsmen, the 6,200 square foot homestead stands today as one of the few remaining antebellum homes in North Central Florida. The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its “Talking Walls.” For a reason lost to time, the Haile family wrote on the walls of their home – over 12,500 words in almost every room and closet! Come visit us this weekend and see this gem of history, frozen in time – let the walls speak to you of joys and sorrows of more than a century ago. On the National Register of Historic Places. Docent-led tours.

Link www.hailehomestead.org

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