Confederate Battery Wayside Exhibit Opening | Saturday February 02 2013

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Torreya State Park will host the 24th Annual Candlelight Tour Event on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 12 p.m.-Sunset Eastern Time.Tours of the Historic Gregory House will begin at 10:00 am and will continue every hour on the hour until 4:00 p.m. At sunset, the Historic Gregory House doors will be opened for a leisurely tour, free of charge. All donations will benefit the park’s citizen support organization, the Friends of Torreya State Park.The Florida Public Archaeology Network will attend the event to install and unveil new wayside exhibits at the Confederate battery located at the park. Additionally, archaeologist Brian Mabelitini from the archaeological firm Gray and Pape, INC. will deliver a lecture on the history and excavation of the Civil War batteries at 2:00 p.m. at the Historic Gregory House followed by an expert guided tour of the archaeological site. Mr. Mabelitini wrote his master’s thesis about the Civil War batteries located at Torreya State Park while attending the University of West Florida. Visitors will enjoy authentic blacksmith demonstrations, civil war camp along with the firing of cannons, live bluegrass with local musicians, candle dipping and other exhibits. Kids can even see fire trucks up close and personal. This event is free with park admission of $3.00.


Date and Time:

12:00pm - 5:00pm February 2, 2013 - February 2, 2013

Venue

Torreya State Park
2576 Northwest Torreya Park Rd.
Bristol, FL 32

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Contact Information:

Mike Thomin
mthomin@uwf.edu