Saturday in the Park is a series of programs designed to educate the visiting public at Moundville Archaeological Park about the life ways of the Mississippian Indians who once inhabited the Moundville site. The majority of these programs are free with paid park admission. Check at museum or admission building for details, or call 205-371-8732. Most programs run from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Full Circle: Transcending the Trail of Tears – May 25th
A program in remembrance of the Trail of Tears will be held on May 25th. While generally used to refer to the Cherokee removal, the term “Trail of Tears” also applies to the people from many other tribes who the American government made leave their homes for land in Oklahoma during the 1800s. Ron Cooper, author of It’s My Trail Too: A Comanche Indian’s Journey on the Cherokee Trail of Tears, will discuss his walk and be available for book signings. Interested visitors can also view a video of another walk commemorating the Chickasaw Trail of Tears. Organizers for this annual walk held in Tuscumbia, Alabama will be on hand to answer questions and autograph video tapes and books. The day will end with a 5K walk around Moundville Archaeological Park memorializing the many different tribes of Southeastern Indians who were forcibly removed from their homelands.
This season’s Saturday in the Park was made possible by a private donation from one of our supporters. All programs listed above, including hands-on make and take activities, are included as part of the park’s admission fee. For more information contact the park’s education office at 205-371-8732 or email email@example.com. Persons interested in making donations to Saturday in the Park or other University of Alabama Museum programs can contact Kelli Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.