2013 Annual Meeting Registration Form

Natchez Trace Parkway Association

 2013 Annual Meeting

Tuscumbia, Alabama

September 13 – 15, 3013

Registration Form

Name (s): _____________________________________________________________



Address: _____________________________________________________________


Email:    _____________________________________________________________

Telephone Number (s): _____________________________________________________________ 

Please register me for the 2013 Annual Meeting.

Number of individual  registrants:  _____  @   $35.00 ……..  $  ______

Or couple registration at discount: _____  @   $25.00……..   $  ______

Number of Tickets

for Annual Meeting Lunch: _____ @  $15.00……..                $ ________

Total Amount Enclosed                                                              $ ________

Payment must be made by check payable to Colbert County Tourism

Mail to Colbert Tourism, Attention: NTPA Annual Meeting

 P.O. Box 740425, Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Direct your questions to: colberttourism@comcast.net or 256-383-0783


Note:  All guests must pay the registration fee. In addition, lunch tickets will be required for all who attend the annual business meeting and lunch on Saturday. Your registration fee includes attendance at any of the following optional events at no additional charge. Please check the ones you will attend. 


_____  Trolley Tour of Historic Sites …………… Number attending: _______


_____  Welcome Reception……………………….. Number attending: _______


_____  Breakfast for Chapter Chairs & Officers.  Number attending:  _______  

(Please Note….this event for chapter officers, ONLY)


_____  Bicycle Ride on Natchez Trace……………  Number attending: _______


_____  Nature Walk ………………………………  Number attending: _______


_____   Walk of Life (to Spring Park, Oka Kapassa)..   Number attending: _______

_____ Sunset Picnic at Colbert Ferry…………..   Number attending:  _______

_____  “The Wall” – Tom Hendrix’ Memorial…   Number attending:  _______


Host Hotel is Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, 1852 U.S. Hwy. 72 E, Tuscumbia.  Make your reservation by calling the hotel directly at 256-248-0055.  Mention that you are with the Natchez Trace Parkway Association to receive the special rate of $75.00,  plus tax,  for a double (two queen beds) or $65.00, plus tax, for a single (one queen bed).  Breakfast is included. Reserve by Sept. 6.   www.ShoalsMicrotel.com             

Additional hotels:  ColdWater Inn or Comfort Inn & Suites.

For more information:   www.colbertcountytourism.org or colberttourism@comcast.net

Natchez Trace Parkway Association

2013 Annual Meeting

Tuscumbia, Alabama

September 13 – 15, 3013


Hosted by the Alabama Chapter, NTPA


In conjunction with

Oka Kapassa- Return to Cold Water, Native American Festival


Registration $35.00 per individual, couples pay $25.00 each.

Annual Business Meeting Lunch Ticket is $15.00 per person.

Host Hotel: Microtel Inn & Suites.  Additional Options: ColdWater Inn and Comfort Inn & Suites

(See Registration Form for additional information)




Friday, September 13, 2013:

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Registration Table Open at Microtel Inn & Suites, 1852 U.S. Hwy. 72 E

4:00 -5:30 p.m.  Trolley Tour of Historic Sites with Local Guide   (Board at hotel)

7:00 p.m.  Welcome Reception in an antebellum home


Saturday, September 14, 2013:

7:30 a.m.  Breakfast for Chapter Chairs and Officers (only)

7:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Bicycle Ride on the Natchez Trace – Sponsored by Shoals Cycling Club

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  Nature Walk on the Natchez Trace

9:00 a.m.  Walk of Life from Tuscumbia Landing to Spring Park and the Oka Kapassa Native American Festival, cultural activities throughout the day in the park.

9:30 a.m.  –  Noon  Registration Table open at The Mayfair, W. 6th St., Tuscumbia

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.  Board Meeting at The Mayfair

Noon  Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon at The Mayfair

1:30 p.m.  Afternoon Tracks:

Recreation:  Cycling Safety on the Parkway, on site at The Mayfair

History:  New Discoveries about the American Indians along the Natchez Trace, in the Courtroom at Tuscumbia City Hall (across the street from The Mayfair)

Oka Kapassa Festival events continue…

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Sunset Picnic on the Natchez Trace, riverside at the Colbert Ferry Site Park

(Caravan from The Microtel Inn)  Hosted by Alabama Chapter NTPA and Colbert County Tourism & Convention Bureau

8:00 p.m. (or time to be announced)  Closing ceremonies of Oka Kapassa – Return to Cold Water, Spring Park, Tuscumbia


Sunday, September 15, 2013:

9:00 a.m.  Optional Departure Stop at “The Wall,”  serpentine hand-laid stone memorial built by Tom Hendrix, north of the Tennessee River, just off the Natchez Trace.


Additional attractions in the Muscle Shoals area to visit at your leisure include:  Helen Keller Home,

Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia Railway Depot, Belle Mont Mansion, W.C. Handy

Home, Pope’s Tavern, Indian Mount, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rosenbaum Home. 

For more info: www.colbertcountytourism.org or 256-383-0783.

Complete details available as they develop at www.NatchezTrace.org

Redbud Springs Park

Located on the original Natchez Trace, this park was created during America’s Bicentennial year, 1976.  Several points of interest in the park: dirt mound with dirt taken from Krakow, Poland, Daughters of the American Revolution marker, and statue of General Tadeusz Kosciuszko. 

Statue unflawedEnjoy a quite morning or afternoon at this park while watching the gazing pools and taking a look back in history.

Oprah Winfrey Road

Oprah Winfrey Road runs North of Highway 12 past Oprah’s first church, her family cemetery and the site of her birthplace.  Drive by only.

Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center

c. 1899. A 100-year-old structure (formerly a Presbyterian church) built in Romanesque Revival style with stunning stained glass windows.  The building also incorporates a Delta Gamma room with portraits of the founders.  By appointment. 662.289.1226.

Kosciusko Museum and Visitors Center

Includes a display of Tadeusz Kosicuszko, a Polish freedom fighter, local artisans, local celebrities and much more.  Browse the museum while talking with our volunteer staff.  Daily 9 a.m – 4 p.m.

Kosciusko Historic District


The history value of Kosciusko can be found either by foot or by automobile.  Twenty-five historic structures included on tour.  Our Historic District also has shopping, dining and overnight accommodations.  All this surrounds the Attala County Courthouse , over 100 years old, and our beautiful Court Square.

Annual Meeting

Title: Annual Meeting
Location: Tuscumbia
Description: Annual meeting of the Natchez Trace Parkway Association
Start Date: 2013-9-13
End Date: 2013-9-14

75th Anniversary

Title: 75th Anniversary
Location: Tupelo Welcome Center, Natchez Trace Parkway
Description: A celebration of the 75 years since the Parkway was established. Event is scheduled from 10 am – 2 pm
Start Time: 10
Date: 2013-5-18

Education Initiatives

Title: Education Initiatives
Location: Natchez Trace Parkway
Link out: Click here
Description: 9 am – 1 pm Education Initiative areas at Choctaw Agency, Brashear’s Stand, Doak’s Stand, Old Trace Park, Barnett Reservoir. Open to the public
Start Time: 9:00
Date: 2013-4-16

Bicentennial Hickory Trees Planted on the Bicentennial of the 1813 Natchez Expedition

 1.  Natchez Bluff at the DAR Marker2. Historic Jefferson College- Fort Dearborn3.  Camp Jackson- Eliz. Female Academy   4. Choctaw Agency 5. French Camp7. Pontotoc8. Colbert Ferry  .9.  War of 1812 Memorial Site10.  The Hermitage

To commemorate the bicentennial of the 1813 Natchez Expedition for the War of 1812, and to acknowledge that Andrew Jackson became “Old Hickory” on the return march, the Natchez Trace Parkway Association planted bicentennial Hickory trees at sites associated with the expedition     The history of the expedition was recounted at events, and the assistance  the Chickasaws and Choctaws provided to help Jackson and his troops was acknowledged.  He became “Old Hickory” with their help.

Thanks to the DAR, the U.S. Daughters of 1812 and the Pontotoc Historical Society for sponsoring the trees, and to Greg Smith, and the National Park Service for their help in planting them on sites on the parkway and to the Hermitage for its help in planting the tree at its site.

Trees were also planted near Jackson’s camp site on the old trace in Pontotoc and at Grinder’s Stand, where troops were dismissed.  The design for markers for the trees is in progress.

Special thanks for the donations of the trees from the following:

1.  Natchez on the Bluff-  Natchez Chapter DAR

2.  Historic Jefferson College- Fort Dearborn- Pathfinder Chapter DAR of Port Gibson, MS

3.  Camp Jackson (Elizabeth Female Academy) – James Gilliam Chapter  DAR of Marks, MS

4.  Choctaw Agency – Rebbecca Cravat Chapter DAR of .Jackson, MS
5.  French Camp- Samuel Hammond Chapter of Kosciusko, MS
6.  Old Natchez Trace near Jackson’s Springs- Pontotoc Historical Society (not pictured)
7.  Colbert Ferry – Chief Colbert Chapter DAR of Tuscumbia, AL
8.  Meriwether Lewis Site-  Tennessee Society DAR- (not pictured)
9.  War of 1812 Memorial Site-  Tennessee Society U.S. Daughters of 1812
10.  The Hermitage- Tennessee Society U.S. Daughters of 1812

Education Initiatives

Title: Educational Initiatives
Location: Areas on the Natchez Trace
Link out: Click here
Description: Educational initiative areas on the Natchez Trace Parkway will be held at the Choctaw Agency, Brashear’s Stand, Doak’s Stand, Old Trace Park Barnett Reservoir. Open to the public. 9 am – 1 pm
Start Time: 9:00
Date: 2013-4-15

Pioneer Camp Demonstrations

Title: Pioneer Camp Demonstrations
Location: Historic Jefferson College
Link out: Click here
Description: Pioneer Living History Camps and Demonstrations continue. General Jackson and his troops will have departed early. No admission charged on Sunday. 9 am – 4 pm
Start Time: 9:00
Date: 2013-4-14

Period Dinner

Title: Period Dinner
Location: Natchez Eola Hotel
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Description: A period dinner honoring General Jackson and his brave Volunteers will be held with string music during dinner provided by the Sinclair Family Trio. Sponsored by the Natchez Downtown Development Association.
Start Time: 6:45
Date: 2013-4-13

Ladies’ Tea

Title: Ladies’ Tea
Location: Auburn Historic House
Link out: Click here
Description: The ladies of the 7th U. S. Infantry Living History Association portray Natchez Society at a tea held at the 1812 Auburn Historic House. $7 admission, at the door.
Start Time: 3 p.m.
Date: 2013-4-13

Natchez Expedition and Faire

Title: Natchez Expedition and Faire
Location: Historic Jefferson College
Link out: Click here
Description: Natchez Expedition 1813 and Washington Community Faire with 50 camps of living history demonstrators. Portrayals of General Jackson’s encampment with marches, parades, drills and camp life demonstrations in the territorial capital of 1813 Washington, Mississippi Territory. Craftsmen, musicians, gunsmiths. Admission $5, ages 12 and older. 9 am – 5 pm.
Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Date: 2013-4-13

Bicentennial Hickory Tree Plantings

Title: Bicentennial Hickory Tree Plantings
Location: Natchez, MS
Link out: Click here
Description: Bicentennial tree plantings at 8:30 a.m., Historic Jefferson College by Pathfinder Chapter DAR and at 9:00 a.m., Elizabeth Female College, sponsored by James Gilliam Chapter DAR.

Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Date: 2013-04-13
End Time: 9:30 a.m.


Title: Reception
Location: Prentiss Club, Natchez, MS
Description: A reception honoring General Jackson and the Mayor of Natchez at the exclusive Prentiss Club. Period music, neavy hors d’oeuvres. Ticketed reception sponsored by the Natchez Downtown Development Association.
Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Date: 2013-4-12

Bicentennial Hickory Tree Planting

Title: Bicentennial Hickory Tree Planting
Location: DAR Marker on the Bluff, Natchez, MS
Description: The Natchez Chapter Daughters of American Revolution host the planting of a Hickory tree in honor of the bicentennial of Andrew Jackson’s march from Natchez to Nashville.
Start Time: 5:00 p.m.
Date: 2013-04-12