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Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

 Events at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

December 05, 2014

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS (TAKING PLACE DEC 5TH THRU 31ST, EXCLUDING CHRISTMAS DAY, THE 25TH)
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January 01, 2015

1ST DAY HIKE (TAKING PLACE AT BIG SHOALS STATE PARK)
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January 03, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES - A TRULY TRADITIONAL CAMPFIRE PROGRAM
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January 10, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES - FOLK TALES & FIRE
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January 11, 2015

NATIONAL STEPHEN FOSTER DAY
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January 17, 2015

FILMED IN FLORIDA CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT
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January 23, 2015

OWL PROWL
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January 24, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES - THE THINGS YOU DON'T SEE
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January 31, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES - FLORIDA CRACKER CUISINE
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February 06, 2015

CLASSIC FILMS FILMED IN FLORIDA - HONORING BLACK HISTORY MONTH
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February 13, 2015

151ST ANNIVERSARY OF CIVIL WAR BATTLE (TAKING PLACE FEBRUARY 13, 14 & 15 AT OLUSTEE BATTLEFIELD HISTORIC STATE PARK)
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Date: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, February 13, 14 & 15, 2015. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Description:

Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Florida’s first state park, will commemorate the 151st anniversary of the Civil War and host the 39th Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee on February 13, 14 & 15, 2015. Throughout the weekend, more than 2,000 demonstrators will present living history impressions of military and civilian life at the time of Florida’s largest Civil War battle.

The Battle of Olustee was fought on February 20, 1864. Full-scale artillery, mounted cavalry and three African American regiments, took part in the battle that ended with 2,807 casualties and a Confederate victory. The 54th Massachusetts was among the African American troops that fought at Olustee.

The living history weekend features a Civil War-era battle reenactment on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., as well as the reenactment of the Battle of Olustee on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.  Period music concerts and crafts, lectures, battlefield surgical practices and the lives of both white and black civilians during the war will be portrayed by re-enactors. Military camps and drills by infantry and artillery are scheduled throughout the weekend. There will be color ceremonies, cavalry, authentic camps, exhibits, food and much more!

On Friday, February 13, educational programs are planned for students. School groups may call (386) 397-7009 to register for the event. Food concessions will be available. Pets are not allowed at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park during the reenactment.

The Olustee Battle Civil War Reenactment is sponsored by the Florida Park Service, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Olustee Battlefield Citizen Support Organization and The Blue Grey Army of Florida, Inc.

For more information on the Battle of Olustee, visit http://battleofolustee.org.

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Directions:

Located on U.S. 41 in White Springs. From I-75 to S.R. 136 (Milepost Exit 439 - Old Exit 84), travel east on S.R. 136 for 3 miles. Turn left on U.S. 41. Park entrance is on the left. From I-10 to U.S. 41 North (Milepost Exit 301 - Old Exit 43), travel 9 miles to White Springs. Park entrance is on the left.

 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS MAILING ADDRESS
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive P.O. Box G
White Springs, FL  32096 White Springs, FL  32096
   
LAT/LONG COORIDINATES
30°  19' 50.65" N 82°  45' 40.89" W

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February 27, 2015

OWL PROWL
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March 07, 2015

COFFEE HOUSE EVENT  HOSTED BY MICHAEL VICKEY
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March 13, 2015

OWL PROWL
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March 14, 2015

FILMED IN FLORIDA CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT
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March 21, 2015

15TH ANNUAL WILD AZALEA FESTIVAL  KICKS OFF MARCH 20TH
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March 28, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
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April 02, 2015

27TH ANNUAL ANTIQUE TRACTOR & ENGINE SHOW (TAKING PLACE APRIL 2, 3 AND 4TH)
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April 04, 2015

FILMED IN FLORIDA CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT
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April 11, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
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April 18, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
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April 25, 2015

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES
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May 22, 2015

63RD ANNUAL FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
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