Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Talks on the Old Federal Road in Alabama

Talks on the Old Federal Road in Alabama

The public is invited to the 2022 Horseshoe Bend National Military Park Symposium on Saturday, August 20 at Pebble Hill. The theme of this year's symposium is “The Old Federal Road in Alabama” and will feature presentations by the three authors of The Old Federal Road in Alabama: An Illustrated Guide.

The Old Federal Road provided a route into and through Alabama for early settlers of the region. Dr. Gregory Waselkov, professor emeritus at the University of South Alabama, will examine early land paths and waterways in Alabama; Raven Christopher, historical archaeologist, University of South Alabama's Center for Archaeological Studies, will demonstrate how historical maps and modern mapping software helped rediscover the original route of the Old Federal Road. Dr. Kathryn Braund, professor emerita at Auburn University, will discuss the impact of the federal road on the Creek Indians.

"The Old Federal Road in Alabama" is co-sponsored by the National Park Service, the Friends of Horseshoe Bend, and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts Humanities at Pebble Hill.

The symposium is FREE to the public and no registration is required. The event begins at 10:00 AM and will conclude at 12:30 PM. Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn, Alabama 36830.

 

 

Photo by Greg Waselkov, Center for Archaeological Studies, University of South Alabama. Courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Alabama.

Last Updated: August 01, 2022