Annual Horseshoe Bend National Military Park Symposium Aug. 24


Special to the
Opelika Observer

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park invites the public to attend its annual symposium at Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities (also known as Pebble Hill) in Auburn. This free event will be Aug. 24, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Acting Superintendent Valerie Saferite states, “This year’s symposium will commemorate the bicentennial of Alabama’s statehood with presentations focused on Alabama’s earliest historians and their insights into Creek Indian history, the Creek War and the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. Join them Aug. 24 to enhance your understanding of central Alabama’s fascinating history and learn more about the stories associated with Horseshoe Bend National Military Park.”
Speakers will include Dr. Kathryn Braund, Hollifield Professor of Southern History at Auburn University; Dr. James Pate, professor emeritus at the University of West Alabama; Dr. John Ellisor of Columbus State University and Dr. Alex Colvin of Alabama Department of Archives and History.
This event is made possible thanks to partnerships with Auburn University’s Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities at Pebble Hill, the National Park Service, and the Friends of Horseshoe Bend.
The symposium is free to the public and no registration is required. Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben St. in Auburn.
For more information on Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, visit or call 256-234-7111.


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