Natchez Trace Parkway Association
2016 Annual Meeting
CELEBRATING THE CENTENNIAL
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Thursday, October 20
3:00 Check in – Marriott Shoals
5:00 – BBQ buffet dinner: Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, 217 E. Tuscaloosa St., Florence, AL. (Cost $7 payable on site).
View historic photographic exhibit of our National Parks
7:00: Celebration of the NPS Centennial with Theodore Roosevelt, a one-man show with James Foote, who portrays the president at the TR New York Birthplace and other locations. Location: The historic Shoals Theatre, 123 N. Seminary St., Florence, AL, two blocks from Kennedy-Douglass (no charge, reserved seating for association attendees)
Friday, October 21
9:00 – Opening Welcome and Chapter Reports
9:15 – Welcome Center Development and New Projects
9:30 – Pew Charitable Trust
9:50 – Gary Holdiness Cycling Fund Safety Program
10:10 – Living History
10:30 – Outreach
10:45 – Trails, Trail Fit, Trail Volunteer Program
11:00 – Business Meeting: Dick Jordan
Approval of Financial Report
Approval of MINUTES
11:15 – Chickasaw Inkana Foundation and its new work in the Natchez
Trace Homeland, Jacob Dawson, Inkana Foundation Development Director
11:45 – BREAK
12:00 – Luncheon: ($15) Speaker, Natchez Trace Parkway Superintendent Mary Risser. Purchase tickets at 1-888-356-8687.
1:30 – Free time in afternoon. Visit the many sites in Florence at your leisure. A Museum Pass is included in your welcome bag that allows you to visit the Florence Museums complimentary: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rosenbaum House, Historic Pope’s Tavern, Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, W.C. Handy Home and Museum, the new Florence Indian Mound Museum (not officially open but you are welcome to go climb the mound and visit the inside though the exhibits are not yet completed)
5:00- Social Hour at the Florence Visitors Center
Dinner on your own
Enjoy music at the hotel or visit the annual Renaissance Festival in Florence.
Saturday, October 22 Explore the Park (Exact Locations Subject to NPS Permit)
Check out of the hotel .
8:00 Cycling Safety and Bike Ride. Colbert Ferry.
Leave 9:00 from hotel for tour of Tom Hendrix’s Wall – Tom Hendrix
10:30 – Nature Walk at Rock Spring and Birding – Led by Charles Rose
11:30 – Living History at Chief Colbert’s Ferry – Reenactment of Creek Removal Council with the Chickasaws and Choctaw House Dances
12:00 – Boxed Lunch Picnic ($10). Purchase tickets at the Annual Meeting.