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

Who We Are

IMG_0730The Natchez Trace Parkway Association works closely with the National Park Service to encourage people to explore, complete, support and protect the  parkway.  The Association is a non-profit organization chartered in the state of Mississippi and registered in the states of Alabama and Tennessee.  Our board is composed of directors from all three states, and we have invited the Chickasaw Nation and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians each to appoint a board member to represent their nations. The IRS has given the association a tax-exempt determination as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity.  The Association is registered with the states of Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee to solicit charitable contributions to create a fund to support the work of the Association in its support of the Natchez Trace Parkway.  More information about specific goals and projects is located on the “Goals” tab under “Support Association Projects” on the left.

The Association was founded in 1934 to mobilize the effort to create the Natchez Trace Parkway.  The completion of the parkway road in 2005  achieved a major goal.  Today the Association is focused on completion of the visitor amenities, interpretation and programming to complete the park portion of the parkway.

We have formed five chapters along the Natchez Trace Parkway:  Southern Mississippi, Ridgeland-Membership-Meeting1Mid-Mississippi, Northern Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee.  Each chapter is taking on projects in their area.  The mission of the chapters is to connect communities to the parkway, and help people understand how the Natchez Trace Parkway provides resources to enrich their lives.

We are working with the National Park Service and OnCell Systems to develop a cell phone and smart phone tour of the parkway.  New technology is making it possible to provide information in innovative ways.  The tour will give the visitor the experience of having a park ranger riding along with them to interpret the sites.

IMG_1014We are developing a living history program to use the important history of the Natchez Trace to teach younger generations.  The bicentennial of the War of 1812 is providing an excellent opportunity to partner with similar organizations to bring the trace history to life.

We are supporting efforts to restore historic resources along the parkway, as well as encourage new interpretive centers to engage the visitor.   The park will not be completed until the sites are restored, opened and interpreted.

We are planning events for cyclists to take advantage of the parkway as part of the national bike trails system and for hikers to take advantage of the 66 miles of National Scenic Trails along the parkway.  We support protection of the view from the parkway to make certain that future generations will continue to enjoy the parkway experience.

After almost 80 years, the association that worked to create the Natchez Trace Parkway is still working to complete the park, and to make it a world-class experience for all who visit it. We encourage you to join us.

More information about the Association is available on this site.  To join, please click the  “Become A Member” tab.  To donate to the work of the Association, click on the “Donate” button on the tab on the left.