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Nov. 6, 2018 (Deadline Oct. 28), Danville: Oakville Indian Mounds Field Trip

Oakville Indian Mounds 
Field Trip

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 

Please arrive by 8:45 am and meet in front of the museum. We will start promptly at 9am, if you arrive later, the museum will direct you to the group.

A guided tour of the museum, Indian Mounds and activities from 9am until 11am. Our tour will also include the paid children making a necklace, viewing animal hives, tasting berries, and an atlatl throwing demonstration. The museum is stroller and wheelchair accessible. There is a nice little gift shop in the museum accepting only Cash or Check.

$5 per student
Children, under K who are NOT participating in the crafts/activities, and Adults are FREE. Pre-K ages are welcome to participate in the crafts/activities, but they will require admission to do so. 

RSVP and Pay by October 28, 2018. (No refunds after this date.)
Please Pay and RSVP to Jamie Birath at fieldtripmoney@gmail.com with the number of adults, children and ages of children attending. Also include a contact phone number for a reminder text prior to the field trip.

After emailing me, please PayPal via Friends and Family ONLY. Do not send payment as Goods and Services as PayPal will take out a fee and your admission will not be fully paid. Please include your name in the comments section of PayPal. If you do not use PayPal and prefer to mail me your admission cost, ask for my address in your RSVP email. 

Oakville Indian Mounds are located at: 1219 Co Rd 187, Danville, AL 35619
There is plenty of parking available surrounding the museum. 

Located in the southeastern portion of Lawrence County, Oakville Indian Mounds Park and Museum is shaded by the 180,000 acre William B. Bankhead National Forest and shares the treasures and remaining vestiges of the great Indian hunting grounds. The Bankhead is encompassed by part of the Warrior Mountains, the western terminus of the Appalachian Mountains. With its prolific wildlife, waterfalls, caves and deep gorges, Bankhead is one of the Southeast’s premier sites for petroglyphs, prehistoric drawings and rock carvings. Indians hunted this area for some 12,000 years before the Europeans arrived. Oakville Indian Mounds Park (hereinafter referred to as the Park) is an educational, archeological, genealogical and sociological legacy to Lawrence County and North Alabama. Spanning a timeline of human occupation of over 14,000 years and a diversity of races and cultures, the Park preserves, protects, and presents artifacts dating as far back as 10,000 B.C. and ancient geological evidence of the settlement and evolution of the people of this region of Alabama. Creek (Muskogee), Yuchi (Uchean), Shawnee (Algonquin), Chickasaw (Muskogee), and Cherokee (Iroquoian) Indians were the five historic tribes to live in the Oakville area.

This event is sponsored by Everest Academy but open to all homeschoolers. Please review the Everest Academy Participation Policy before attending any of our events.