FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 2, 2014
EXPERIENCE HISTORY AT THE DADE'S BATTLE REENACTMENT
~Annual reenactment brings history to life~
Reenactors demonstrate the historic battle each year at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park.
BUSHNELL - The
Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service is proud
to present the annual reenactment of Dade’s Battle in 1835. On Jan. 4 and 5, experience
history at the 34th reenactment of the fight at Dade
Battlefield Historic State Park in Bushnell.
178th anniversary of the battle that started the Second Seminole War, step back
in time with period soldier costumes, Seminole and Civilian camps, a sutler trade
fair, historic arts and crafts demonstrations, full-scale cannon firing, musket
shooting, tomahawk throwing and primitive archery.
On Dec. 28, 1835, Indian
warriors ambushed 108 U.S. soldiers at this site, and only three soldiers
survived. The 80-acre park protects not only a historic battlefield, but also
the natural communities as they existed during the war.
“Sharing Florida’s history is
one of many ways people learn about the state’s many cultures,” said Donald Forgione,
Director of the Florida Park Service. “Living historians tell the story in such
a way that history comes alive for this and future generations.”
This event will take place:
Jan. 4 and Sunday, Jan. 5
a.m. to 5 p.m.
Battlefield Historic State Park
County Road 603
Note: There is an entrance fee of $5 per person, children
under 6 are free. Parking is $3 per vehicle.