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2018 Scott Massacre of 1817 Commemoration

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Join us for the 201st Anniversary of the Scott Massacre of 1817 Commemoration on November 30 – December 1, 2018 at River Landing Park in Chattahoochee, Florida. The annual commemoration honors the participants of both sides in the battle and will feature commemorative military marches, memorial services, living history encampments, demonstrations, exhibits, vendors, tours and much more. It is a free event where people can step back in time to 1817 when the Seminole Wars began. This is a river front location at the exact spot where the event of national significance happened, setting the stage for the three Seminole Wars to follow over the next 41 years.

Scott Massacre of 1817 Commemoration – 1st Seminole War Reenactment

If you represent Creek, Seminole or Black Seminole warriors and families of the First Seminole War era, please join us. Solders from the 7th US Infantry Living History Association will take part in a series of events during the Scott Massacre of 1817 Commemoration. Blue Heron and other Creek and Seminole warriors reenact the 1817 attack on Lt. Scott’s boat.

Friday is an educational day for groups young and old while Saturday is the Main event with a marker dedication a restored Indian mound dedication, skirmish, and two keel boats of the era will also be on site. Leading up to the event, there are day-by-day account online articles that detail what happened and get people excited for the event.

Admission FREE

Location
River Landing Park
269 River Landing Road
Chattahoochee, Florida 32324
Note: Events take place at other venues as well. See below schedule for details. Most events take place in Chattahoochee.

For More Information (Visitors, Vendors, School Field Trips)
Chattahoochee Main Street Office 850-663-2323, 623-249-0076 or email info@chattahoocheemainstreet.org

About the Scott Massacre of 1817
Scott’s detachment consisted of 40 soldiers, 7 women and 4 children. By the time the smoke cleared, the lieutenant, 34 men, 6 women and all 4 children were dead. The Native American forces also suffered casualties but the numbers are not known. It was the first U.S. defeat of the Seminole Wars and was ultimately the key factor in Spain’s agreement to cede Florida to the United States. You can learn more in Dale Cox’s book The Scott Massacre of 1817.

Scott Massacre of 1817 Commemoration Event Schedule
Friday (Times are Eastern)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. River Landing Park venue
Living History Encampments, Blue Heron’s Creek Hunting Camp, Exhibits, Activities, Vendors, Food & More! Free Admission.

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Historic Tours
Apalachicola Arsenal Museum venue
Florida State Hospital, Chattahoochee, Florida 32324
Phone: (850) 794-0197
The historic Apalachicola Arsenal Museum, which preserves a Second Seminole War gunpowder magazine, will be open for tours.

1st Seminole War Scott Massacre of 1817 Commemoration - River Landing Park - 7th US Infantry Living History Association - Chattahoochee Main Street

11:00 a.m. Commemorative March
10 Mile Still Road (at Yates Spring Road Intersection)
Decatur County, Georgia
Commemorate March by the 7th U.S. Living History Association. Soldiers attired from the time of the First Seminole War will march along the historic road that once led to Fort Scott. Apalachicola Arsenal Museum venue
Florida State Hospital, Chattahoochee, Florida 32324
Phone: (850) 794-0197
The historic Apalachicola Arsenal Museum, which preserves a Second Seminole War gunpowder magazine, wll be open for tours. Free.

5:30 p.m. Memorial Service & Luminaries
Camp Recovery venue
Booster Club Road, Recovery, Georgia
A Memorial Service to honor the U.S. soldiers who died during the First Seminole War will be held at Camp Recovery, a historic military cemetery dating from 1820. The 7th U.S. Living History Association will represent the soldiers killed at the Scott Massacre, luminaries will be lit in their memories and there will be brief comments and other activities. A complete Living History encampment will represent the original Camp Recovery. Free.

Saturday (Times are Eastern)
9:00 a.m. River Landing Park venue
Gates will open for the main day of activities. River Landing will be the scene of Living History encampments, Blue Heron’s Creek Hunting Camp, a Walk through History area, the 38-foot wooden keel boat Aux Arc, tours, exhibits, authors, vendors, food and more.

9 a.m. – 12 noon Historic Tours
Apalachicola Arsenal Museum
Florida State Hospital, Chattahoochee, Florida 32324
Phone: (850) 794-0197
The historic Apalachicola Arsenal Museum, which preserves a Second Seminole War gunpowder magazine, will be open for tours.

10:00 a.m. Commemorative March
River Landing Park – Chattahoochee
Scott Massacre of 1817 Commemoration March by soldiers of the 7th U.S. Infantry Living History Association will march into the event grounds at River Landing Park where they will be greeted by Blue Heron and other Creek, Seminole and Black Seminole living history representatives.

11:00 a.m. Memorial Service & Marker Unveiling
River Landing Park – Chattahoochee, Florida
Dignitaries will join with descendants of battle participants, the 7th U.S. Living History Association, Blue Heron and the Creek/Seminole encampment and others to remember those of both sides who gave their lives in the Scott Massacre and to unveil a new historical marker about the battle.

12 Noon Seminole War Battle Reenactment
River Landing Park – Chattahoochee, Florida
Creeks, Seminoles, Black Seminoles, Militia and others will battle in a simulated Seminole War engagement.

Afternoon – Ongoing events
River Landing Park – Chattahoochee, Florida
Events continue along the banks of the beautiful Apalachicola River.

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Scott Massacre of 1817 First Seminole War Reenactment the first weekend of December at River Landing Park (and other nearby associated venues) in Chattahoochee, Florida.

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