EXPEDITION NATCHEZ 1813: BECOMING OLD HICKORY
“From Natchez Under The Hill to The Hermitage”
April 12 – 21, 2013
Friday, April 12
5:00 pm. A Bicentennial Hickory Tree Planting Natchez Chapter DAR at the DAR
Marker on the Bluff.
6:00 p.m. Landing and Parade of General Jackson and the Troops Through
Natchez. Sponsored by the City of Natchez. Main Street.
6:30 p.m.. Reception for General Jackson and the Mayor of Natchez at the
exclusive Prentiss Club with period music and heavy hors d’oeuvres. This ticketed
reception is sponsored by Natchez Downtown Development Association. See
below for ticket information.
Saturday, April 13 NATCHEZ
8:30 a.m. A Bicentennial Hickory Tree Planting at Historic Jefferson College by
Pathfinder Chapter DAR.
9:00 a.m. A Bicentennial Hickory Tree Planting at Elizabeth Female College by
James Gilliam Chapter DAR.
9:00AM – 5:00PM. Natchez Expedition 1813 and Washington Community
Faire with 50 camps of living history demonstrators at Historic Jefferson College
Admission $5 for ages 12 and older. Portrayals of General Jackson’s encampment
with marches, parades, drills and camp life demonstrations in the territorial
capital of 1813 Washington, Mississippi Territory. Area craftsmen, musicians,
gunsmiths and others have traveled to town to demonstrate their talents on the
1813 Saturday. Admission $5 for ages 12 and older.
10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. War of 1812 Lectures at Historic Jefferson College.
10:00AM – Mr. James Parker, Director, Fort Toulouse/Fort Jackson, Alabama.
“Happenings Along the Gulf Coast and Their Influence on Natchez 1804 – 1813″
11:00AM – Mr. Tom Kanon – Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville,
Tennessee. “The War of 1812 and the Problem of Causation”
1:00PM – Mr. Clay Williams – Director, Old Capitol Museum, Jackson, Mississippi.
“Frontier in Flames: The Creek War Begins!”
2:00PM – Mr. Tony Turnbow – Attorney, “The Natchez Expedition that made Andrew
Jackson “Old Hickory”
3:00PM – Mr. Bud Clark – Great great great grandson of Capt. William Clark.
“William Clark and the War of 1812 in the West”
3:00 p.m. Ladies’ 1813 Tea at 1812 Auburn Historic House. The ladies of the 7th
U.S. Infantry Living History Association portray Natchez society at a tea at the
grand Natchez home newly constructed in 1813. $7 admission at the door.
6:00 p.m. Fife and Drum performance by the Lewis and Clark Fife and Drum
Corps at the Eola Hotel lobby.
6:45 Period Dinner honoring General Jackson and his brave Volunteers at the
Natchez Eola Hotel. String music during dinner provided by the Sinclair Family
Trio. Sponsored by the Natchez Downtown Development Association. See below
for ticket information.
Sunday, April 14
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Pioneer Living History Camps and Demonstrations continue
at Historic Jefferson College. General Jackson and his troops will have departed
early. No admission on Sunday.
Monday, April 15 RIDGELAND
9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Educational Initiative areas on the Natchez Trace Parkway at
Choctaw Agency, Brashear’s Stand, Doak’s Stand open to the public.
2:00 pm. Choctaw Agency. A Bicentennial Hickory Tree Planting by Rebecca
Tuesday April 16 RIDGELAND
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Educational Initiative areas on the Natchez Trace Parkway
at Choctaw Agency, Brashear’s Stand, Doak’s Stand open to the public.
Tuesday April 16 JACKSON
5:30 – 7:00PM. Old Capitol Museum House Chamber Event. Mississippi Supreme
Court Chief Justice and former Brig. General of the Mississippi National Guard
William L. Waller, Jr. speaks on military leadership. Other remarks by Vice-
Chief Kevin Edwards of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Grant Hardin,
portraying Andrew Jackson, will read the address President Jackson prepared to
give at the building on the 25th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. The
event includes an hors d’oeuvres reception and string music in the rotunda .
Wednesday, April 17
1:00 p.m. Old Hickory Tree Planting Ceremony at the DAR Marker honoring the
encampment of Jackson’s War of 1812 troops by Samuel Hammond Chapter
Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19 PONTOTOC
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm. Educational Initiative on the old Natchez Trace at Longbow
2:00 p.m. A Bicentennial Hickory Tree Planting on the Old Natchez Trace at Zion
Baptist Church by Pontotoc Historical Society.
Friday, April 19 TUSCUMBIA
6:00 p.m. Reception at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art. Special exhibits
on George Colbert and Col. John Coffee will include Chief George Colbert’s sash.
Music by the Sinclair Trio. Sponsored by the Alabama Chapter and the Colbert
County Tourism and Convention Bureau. See below for Ticket Information.
7:00 p.m. Historic Dinner to Honor Chickasaw Contribution to the Natchez
Expedition , Roundhouse Restaurant. John Coffee descendants will formally
thank Chief George Colbert and Chief Levi Colbert descendants for the help their
ancestors provided in feeding the troops in 1813 to prevent them from starving.
Period Music by “Two Hammers and a Pick.” Sponsored by the Alabama Chapter
and the Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau. See below for ticket
Saturday, April 20
8:00 a.m. Tour of Tuscumbia Landing and Discussion of the Long-range
Consequences of the War of 1812, led by Robert Thrower, Preservation Officer of
the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. The landing was one of the removal sites on
the Trail of Tears.
10:30 a.m. Tennessee River Crossing Ceremony at Colbert Ferry. The historical
significance of the site will be discussed by C. Brady Davis, Representative of the
Chickasaw Nation, Acting Superintendent Dale Wilkerson and others. It will be
emphasized that Jackson became “Old Hickory” with the help of the Chickasaws
and others during the Natchez Expedition. The event will include a Bicentennial
Hickory Tree Planting by the Chief Colbert Chapter DAR.
Saturday April 20 HOHENWALD
1:00 p.m. Homecoming for the Tennessee Volunteers –Re-creation of dismissal
of troops at Grinder’s Stand by William Carroll and welcome home of troops by
1813 families. A Bicentennial Hickory Tree Planting by the Re-enactors (tree
sponsored by the Tennessee Society DAR) and Ceremonial tribute at Meriwether
Saturday April 20 LEIPER’S FORK
3:00 p.m. Bicentennial Tribute to the Tennessee Militia of 1812- War of 1812
Memorial Site. Mile marker 426.3. Adjutant General Terry “Max” Hastings of the
Tennessee National Guard, Andrew Jackson’s Current Successor in that office,
Acting Superintendent Dale Wilkerson, U.S. Daughters of 1812 president Charlene
Miller and General Society of 1812 member Dr. Sam Gant will pay tribute to those
who participated in the Natchez Expedition and the soldiers who died during the
marches. Wreath laying ceremony. A Bicentennial Hickory Tree Planting by U.S.
Daughters of 1812.
Sunday, April 21
10:00 a.m. Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Grave of President Andrew Jackson,
The Hermitage. A Bicentennial Hickory Tree Planting by U.S. Daughters of 1812.
*For tickets to the Reception for Andrew Jackson at the Prentiss Club and to the dinner for Andrew Jackson and his Volunteers at the Natchez Eola, please contact the Historic Natchez Foundation at 601-442-2500 or call 601-445-8220.
** For tickets to the Reception at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art and the Colbert and Coffee Descendants Dinner at the Roundhouse Restaurant, contact the Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau, (256)383-0783.
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