Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

An End and a Beginning: Wars, Treaties and a Changing Nation

An End and a Beginning: Wars, Treaties and a Changing Nation

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University, and the Alabama Historical Commission will present a symposium focusing on the pivotal events of two hundred years ago in Alabama, the Southeast, the United States, and the world. This year’s symposium will take place at the Jules Collins Museum of Fine Art on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Five presentations will be offered during the day starting with Dr. William Dean speaking on the Treaty of Ghent, the Treaty of Paris and the Congress of Vienna. The second presenter will be Dr. Terry Winemiller presenting on the Federal Road. Jim Parker will follow with a presentation on the influx of immigrants into the former Creek Territory. Dr. Kathryn Braund will then present on the issues facing the Creek people and some of the leaders who emerged from the war. Robert Thrower will close out the symposium with a presentation on the impact of the Treaty of Fort Jackson on the Nationalist Creeks.

This symposium is free to the public with no registration required.  Seating is limited to 100 people per presentation.  Lunch is not provided but attendees will have one hour and fifteen minutes between the morning and afternoon sessions in order to eat at local establishments.   

Last Updated: July 28, 2015