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History Books Come Alive at The Parks at Chehaw!

January 5, 2007
Press Release from Chehaw

Albany -- Ancestral living skills are the common interest that draws frontiersmen together, but the human relationships that are forged at The Parks at Chehaw Frontier Festival are what unite them. 

For over a decade, people throughout the Eastern United States have been drawn to Southwest Georgia annually to share their knowledge of primitive of primitive and pioneer living skills.  Children of all ages, adults, and elders of diverse cultural origins and social backgrounds are drawn to the arts and tasks of the distant travelers. 

Our temporary village exhibits the age-old values of cooperation, generosity of spirit, and a desire for tolerance and harmonious relations; it comes alive with art, music, dance, and stories between friends around campsite hearths. 

Educational demonstrations include cooking over an open fire, candle making, blacksmithing, weaving, hide tanning, bow making, and moccasin making.  There will also be tomahawk throwing competitions, black powder shoots, and traders selling amazing items from carved bowls to period clothing and jewelry. 

Step into the past for a day or a weekend.  Experience the Chehaw Frontier Festival.  The experience begins January 12-14, 2007 from 9 am to 5 pm daily. 

History books come alive on School Day, January 12.  Free with regular park admission.  For more information contact Ben Kirkland at (229) 430-5280. 

 

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