Saturday, June 11, 10:00-11:00 am
Architecture Walking Tour on Walnut Street
-Billy Ray Warren, Florence City Historian-
The Walnut Street Historic District boasts tree lined sidewalks, diverse architecture, and elegant homes. Walk by 29 beautifully restored houses that originally comprised the Walnut Street Historic District and were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. The tour will begin at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, where parking is available.
Tuesday, June 21, 12:00-1:00 pm
Native American History of the Shoals
-Brian Murphy, Florence Indian Mound and Museum-
This presentation will discuss Native American history in the Shoals region, using archaeological, cultural, and historical data. Topics will include technological changes, land use patterns, and societal organization, with a focus on the Florence Mound site.
Thursday, June 30, 5:30 pm
Rosenbaum House Restoration Project
-Don Lambert, Local Author and Architect-
Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, co-authored by Barbara Broach, Don Lambert, and Milton Bagby, “tells the story of the building's design, construction--which, like so many of Wright's commissions, involved high drama punctuated by humor--remodeling, and restoration.” Don Lambert will discuss the uniqueness of the Usonian design and his involvement in the home’s restoration project.
Wednesday, July 13, 12-1pm
Tennessee River Heritage of the Shoals
-Dr. Carrie Barske Crawford, Director- Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area-
With an approximate length of 652 miles and a watershed covering roughly 41,000 square miles in seven states, the Tennessee River is one of the most significant river systems in the U.S. It flows southwest out of Knoxville, Tennessee, and crosses into Alabama to travel west before turning north across the Mississippi state line and emptying into the Ohio River in Kentucky. The Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area encompasses the 80-mile stretch of river from Brown’s Ferry in Limestone County to Waterloo in Lauderdale County, known as the Muscle Shoals region for its shallow water — the shoals — rich in mussels and other shellfish.
Friday, July 8, 1 pm (ages 6-12)
Friday, July 15, 11 am (ages 13 & up)
Dive Into the Geography of Muscle Shoals
-Jordan Collier, Local History Assistant-
Dive into the geography of the Muscle Shoals! Explore the history of the Muscle Shoals of North Alabama, and sharpen your map reading skills to discover what's hiding beneath the surface of the river today.
Saturday, July 16, 10 am
Educational Nature Program and Hike
-Sam Woodruff, Park Naturalist-
Meet at Joe Wheeler State Park
Register Here: flpl.org/hike
Join us for a “do at your own pace” educational program. Get up close and personal with multiple skulls, skins, tracks, scat, leaves, and even a box turtle and crested gecko. Join us for a 1-mile hike along the Champion Trail. Complete a fun nature scavenger hunt while on the hike.
Tuesday, July 19, 12-1 pm (all ages)
Myths, Legends and Storytelling of the Eastern Band Cherokee as told by Anita Flanagan
This program will share the stories and myths of our people passed down from generation to generation orally. Our stories taught the history of our people, the morals, cultural being, religion and our myths. Who we were as a people began with storytelling.
Anita Flanagan is the Secretary for the Alabama Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association and on advisory boards for Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area and the Florence Indian Mound Museum.
Tuesday, August 2, 4 pm
Shoals Forest School
-Jennifer Morgan, Shoals Forest School Director-
We are a team dedicated to Forest School Principles and are committed to making a positive impact on the youth of NW Alabama. As an outdoor education program, we facilitate learning by providing opportunities for creative play, critical thinking, risk management, primitive camp skills, conflict resolution, community building, and more. Shoals Forest School is eager to help support your child’s connection with the wonders that nature offers the whole person.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant number LS-249947-OLS-21.
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