Friday, November 6, 2009

Living History

Today, we visited Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson State Historic park for Alabama Frontier Day.
We love learning about history through reenactments- called Living History.
The boys learned a lot about life in Alabama in the 18-19th century and even "met" Andrew Jackson and Davey Crockett

The French fort, Fort Toulouse, is a re-creation of the last or 3rd French fort built between 1749 and 1751, and is a National Historic Landmark.
The American fort, Fort Jackson, is built on the site of the original fort in 1814.  
It is nestled between the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers and is scattered with beautiful Water Oak trees filled with Spanish moss.

This is the La Compagnie Franche de la Marine du Fort Toulouse, a living history organization dedicated to researching, recreating, and reenacting the everyday life of the French Marines, their families, and the Native allies. They reenacted a military training exercise and fired their musket's.

A 1750's French Marine jacket - Very Handsome

Native American Reenactors representing many different Indian Tribes
They performed a ceremonial Indian dance around a fire.

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A Magician reenactor entertaining the boys.  They were amazed at his tricks !
Notice the beautiful two hundred year old water oak with Spanish moss in the background .
 This place is Amazing and so is Home Schooling !


Waiting For Bella said...

Looks like fun!!

Mama Hen said...

Your new header is great! I am still amazed that you look the EXACT same as 15 years ago!

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