History Events

Many events have been postponed or rescheduled. Only current active events will remain on the calendar. Please contact the park for more information.


Sunday, February 28, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. This program requires pre-registration. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Gullah Geechee Heritage in the Golden Isles- Tricentennial Speakers Series Part 2
Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Fort King George is turning 300! To celebrate, please join us each month in 2021 for our free speaker series. Each presentation will focus on a different aspect of our local history. This month's program will feature Dr. Patrick Holladay and Amy Lotson Roberts, authors of "Gullah Geechee Heritage in the Golden Isles". 912-437-4770.
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Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
History and Nature Hike to the Ruins
Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-Registration required. Limited capacity. Learn about the natural history of the park and the history of the New Manchester Mill on a .5 mile hike, culminating in a tour of the mill ruins. This interpretive ranger led program is open to all ages. Call 770-732-5871 to register. $5 per person. Wear decent hiking shoes and bring water. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, March 5, 2021

History of Indian Springs
Friday, Mar 5, 2021 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the fascinating history of Indian Springs! From early use by the Creeks thru the resort eras and the CCC construction, learn about more than 200 years of Park history. We’ll also be taking a short hike around the park to view some of our historical structures. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Stories and S'mores
Friday, Mar 5, 2021 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us around the campfire for s'mores along with stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Register by noon on day preceding event date. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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History Hike
Friday, Mar 5, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Pre-registration required. Join Rangers on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! This hike is a 2-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for this hike. Please dress for the weather and bring water. Space is limited to 10 guests. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. This program requires pre-registration. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
A Living Historian portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War Medicine. There will be musket firings throughout the day. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Indian Springs Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 3 PM – Mar 6, 2021 until Mar 27, 2021 
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! Starting with the Muskogee-Creeks and stretching through the resort eras to modern day, take in the whole story from inside the historic CCC-constructed building. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Stories and S'mores
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 7 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us around the campfire for s'mores along with stories of the Okefenokee Swamp written by one of our local authors. Limited to 10 people, minimum of 4. Register by noon on day preceding event date. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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History Hike
Saturday, Mar 6, 2021 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Pre-registration required. Join Rangers on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! This hike is a 2-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for this hike. Please dress for the weather and bring water. Space is limited to 10 guests. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Mar 7, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
History Hike
Sunday, Mar 7, 2021 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Pre-registration required. Join Rangers on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top Mountain's iron mining history! This hike is a 2-mile loop on moderate terrain. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for this hike. Please dress for the weather and bring water. Space is limited to 10 guests. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. This program requires pre-registration. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Girl Scouts Day Hike
Friday, Mar 12, 2021 4 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike to Odie Overlook in commemoration of the first Girl Scout troop formation in 1912 over in Savannah, Georgia. Discover plants, animals and learn about the human history of the park and Georgia in your scout vests. Preregistration required. All programs are outdoors unless otherwise specified, so dress for the weather. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. This program requires pre-registration. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Geocashing Coinapaloosa IV and Campapaloosa
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 11 AM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geochachers, novice and pro, meet up for a unique coin swap followed by a campout. Social distancing and other safety measures will be taken per CDC guidelines. Times, registration and cost on www.geocaching.com. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fanny Pack Hike
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
It's International Fanny Pack Day! Wear your best fanny pack full of snacks or other hiking essentials for this 4.3 mile ranger-led hike along Dowdell's Knob Loop. Pack a picnic dinner to eat at the Knob afterwards. Preregistration required. All programs are outdoors unless otherwise specified, so dress for the weather. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
A Living Historian portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War Medicine. There will be musket firings throughout the day. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Indian Springs Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 3 PM – Mar 13, 2021 until Mar 27, 2021 
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! Starting with the Muskogee-Creeks and stretching through the resort eras to modern day, take in the whole story from inside the historic CCC-constructed building. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton civil war prison sites. Take a walk back in time and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Monday, Mar 15, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. This program requires pre-registration. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Thursday, Mar 18, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. This program requires pre-registration. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
A Living Historian portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War Medicine. There will be musket firings throughout the day. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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History of Indian Springs
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the fascinating history of Indian Springs! From early use by the Creeks thru the resort eras and the CCC construction, learn about more than 200 years of Park history. We’ll also be taking a short hike around the park to view some of our historical structures. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 3 PM – Mar 20, 2021 until Mar 27, 2021 
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! Starting with the Muskogee-Creeks and stretching through the resort eras to modern day, take in the whole story from inside the historic CCC-constructed building. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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CCC Exploration of Kolomoki Mounds
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join historian guest speaker John Croom at the Group Camp Dining Hall as he explains the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the work they did at Kolomoki during early development of the park. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Iron Pour: Spring Fling
Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 3 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Watch as rangers and volunteers melt iron and pour it into scratch blocks and molds. You can now reserve a scratch block with Eventbrite. Reservations start on Mar. 13th. Please read the description on Eventbrite carefully before reserving a block. Pour begins 6PM. When event reaches capacity, scratch blocks will no longer be sold. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Mar 21, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Mar 21, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" president John Johnston will lead a moderately strenuous three mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom-visited quarry of the New Manchester mill. Meet in the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Outdoor Cookin': Dutch Oven Cooking Class
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 1 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Get ready for Earth Hour with some outdoor cooking. Join instructor, Lesley Reisinger, and discover simple, tasty basics of Dutch Oven cooking over charcoal. Due to safety regulations, tasting prohibited. Preregistration required. Location disclosed upon registration. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
A Living Historian portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War Medicine. There will be musket firings throughout the day. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Indian Springs Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 3 PM – Mar 27, 2021 
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! Starting with the Muskogee-Creeks and stretching through the resort eras to modern day, take in the whole story from inside the historic CCC-constructed building. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 11 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton civil war prison sites. Take a walk back in time and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and join us at our amphitheater to find out. This program requires pre-registration. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
"Mohr" to the Story: Darien's Highland Settlers- Tricentennial Speakers Series Part 3
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Fort King George is turning 300! To celebrate, please join us each month in 2021 for our free speaker series. Each presentation will focus on a different aspect of our local history. 912-437-4770.
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Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton civil war prison sites. Take a walk back in time and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
PMB2021 Trail Workday #2
Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 9 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Please come out and volunteer to assist us in keeping our hiking trails in great condition. We can't do this without you! Please bring gloves. Water and snacks provided. Pre-registration required. $5 parking. 770-443-7850.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Apr 11, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Gourd Rattles
Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 1 PM to 3 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join Ben Kirkland in Group Shelter 2 as you make a gourd rattle to take home using primitive tools. Space limited to 15 participants, so register in advance by calling the park office. Social distancing required. $20 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton civil war prison sites. Take a walk back in time and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Geology Hike
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Artifact Identification Day
Saturday, May 1, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Celebrating Georgia Archaeology Month, museum staff and volunteers from Peach State Archaeology will be available to help identify artifacts brought in by visitors. Pre-registration and social distancing required. Registration will be limited to 10 guests per hourly session. Limit 5 artifacts per guest. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
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Sunday, May 2, 2021

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, May 2, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, May 8, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton civil war prison sites. Take a walk back in time and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, May 9, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Archaeology Day at the Vann House
Saturday, May 15, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Need a fun way to teach your kids about archaeology? Take part in Archaeology themed activities at the Vann House. Kids can discover "artifacts" in our dig-boxes, learn more about ancient pottery by creating pottery of their own, see actual Vann House historic artifacts, talk to archaeologists, see stone blades being knapped, and more. $5.50-$6.50 706-695-2598.
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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, May 16, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton civil war prison sites. Take a walk back in time and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Geology Hike
Saturday, May 22, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, May 23, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, May 30, 2021 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 12 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Geology Hike
Saturday, Jun 26, 2021 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Geology Hike
Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Geology Hike
Saturday, Aug 28, 2021 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Geology Hike
Saturday, Sep 11, 2021 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Skills of the Past 2021
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Demonstrators show Primitive Skills needed by people of the past to survive everyday life in the Past. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

51st Annual Kolomoki Festival
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 10 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Come join our 51st Annual Kolomoki Festival. A community event the entire family will enjoy. The festival hosts a wide variety of entertainment and activities including live music from the Bo Henry Band, a Fly-Board performance, food and craft vendors, primitive skills demonstrators, and much more. Additional fees may apply for various attractions. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Geology Hike
Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the shoals of Sweetwater. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Native American Heritage Day at Etowah
Saturday, Nov 6, 2021 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn about how our modern society still carries the past on its shoulders. There will also be a genealogy lecture and workshop to help guests understand how their families have been influenced by Native Americans. $2 -$6. 770-387-3747.
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Saturday, November 13, 2021

2nd Annual Kolomoki Native American History
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 10 AM to 3 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us as we celebrate Native American History at Kolomoki with live primitive skills and early weapons demonstrations. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Nov 14, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" president John Johnston will lead a moderately strenuous three mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom-visited quarry of the New Manchester mill. Meet in the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pre-registration required. Geologist and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" president John Johnston will lead a moderately strenuous three mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom-visited quarry of the New Manchester mill. Meet in the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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