Event Calendar

"Whispers from the Past" - A Native American Experience Canceled

11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Description: With the potential for severe weather this weekend, sadly we have decided to postpone Whispers from the Past. We'll let you know as soon as we have a new date on the calendar!

This fall take a trip back in time to rediscover the culture and contributions of Native Alabamians. Enjoy “Whispers From the Past – A Native American Experience.”

Native American life will take shape through demonstrations of flint knapping, cooking and hunting weapons, and activities like leaf pounding, beading, corn grinding, gourd painting and pottery. Children can try their hands at games and activities like Native American temporary tattoos and the Three Sisters Garden.

Hear the sounds of drums and flutes and the highlight of the day - three dance performances by the Sylestine Legacy, a family of Alabama Coushatta Native Americans—including a black-light performance at sunset.

Vendors will sell fry bread, Indian tacos and roasted corn as well as coins, antler carving and knives, beaded jewelry, carved shell jewelry and items for children including flutes and beaded jewelry.

$5 donation for visitors 18 and older
$3 passport is available for those school-age children wanting to participate in take-home crafts

Off-site parking and continuous shuttles are available all day.

This event is made possible in part by Energen. Thanks also to our corporate sponsors AT&T, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Alabama, Walter Energy and Protective Life.

Activities, Exhibits and Vendors
Music:
• Flute, drums and stories by Tony Nichols
• Pow Wow dance performances by The Sylestine Legacy, including a sunset black-light performance – a family of Alabama Coushatta Native Americans

Demonstrations:
• Cooking on open fire by Chip Wente
• Flintknapping – making projectile points

Exhibits:
• Artifacts of Alabama Native Americans – a representative exhibit from the Moundville Archaeological Collection housed in Moundville, Alabama, which is a collection of stone tools, pottery, ornaments and arrowheads excavated from many sites from across many counties in the state
• Three Sisters Garden

Activities:
• Native American temporary tattoos
• puppet show of Native American story
• Atlatl – game
• loom beading
• grinding corn
• beading
• clay pots

Take-Home Crafts:
• leaf pounding
• making coil pots
• gourd art

Vendors
Food
• fry bread, Indian tacos, roasted corn

Contact Information:
Audrey Ann Wilson
205.682.8019