February 05, 2011 – Old Federal Road Seminar sponsored by Monroe County Heritage Museum

Received via e-mail from the Monroe County Heritage Museum:

Date: February 05, 2011
Event: Old Federal Road Seminar sponsored by Monroe County Heritage Museum
Location: Old Monroe County Courthouse Courtroom in Monroeville , AL on the square

Please join us on Saturday, February 5th for the 10th annual workshop on history and genealogy beginning in the courtroom of the Old Monroe County Courthouse.


0800 a.m. –coffee, sign in roster and late registration, presenters get set up.

0830 a.m. – presentation of overview of activities for the day and introduction of all attendees and presenters.

0900 – 1200 – presentations will relate to researching settlers along the old Federal Road :

Gregory A. Waselkov, Professor of Anthropology, Director, Center for Archaeological Studies, University of South Alabama in Mobile : will discuss his current research on the old federal road and important historical sites related to this pioneer route through Southwest Alabama .

Elizabeth C. Wells , Special Collection Librarian, Samford University Library, Birmingham : will discuss sources to find the people: documenting Alabama ’s diverse settlement by Europeans and Native Americans using land, military, church, census and government records from territorial days to antebellum state status.

Craig Remington : Director of the Cartography Lab, Department of Geography, University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa : will present and display copies of early maps of Alabama , including parts of the old federal road, and early Claiborne and discuss them with us. He will also discuss the large collection of maps he was assembled and his production of the Alabama Historic Atlas series he has produced and is maintaining.

1200 noon, will carpool from the old Monroe County Courthouse via U.S.Highway 84 west to Perdue Hill to the old Masonic Lodge. Box lunches will be served there to all who have pre-registered. Following lunch, we will have time to tour the Masonic Lodge and the William Barrett Travis home nearby.

0100 p.m. If weather conditions are tolerable, we expect to drive to a nearby site in the vicinity of Claiborne to view an archaeological site evaluation by Dr. Waselkov and his students. If weather is unfavorable, we have alternate plans for a PowerPoint projection program on the War of 1812 at the Masonic Lodge, followed by a panel discussion by the presenters of the topics covered.

0300 p.m. workshop will end.

REGISTRATION: contact the Monroe County Heritage Museum (mchm@frontiernet.net) or phone: 251/575-7433 to pre-register. Workshop fee is $30.00 which includes a box lunch. Call the museum if you have any questions.

Please help us publicize this informative and enjoyable workshop by sharing this information. Thanks, we look forward to seeing you.


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