This was one of two events I am able to participate this season. The next one will be next weekend for the Volunteer Appreciation picnic at Paynes Creek. So this was the big one.
Doing the living history / reenacting at the Seminole Reservation is always different than any event. Our first time was in 1999, and they have done it every year, first at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, and now at the Swamp Safari. They are still looking at more ideas to improve for next year.
But I always feel odd, portraying the ancestors of the people in the crowd. I try more than ever, to make a connection with them.
I had an enjoyable weekend. Below is my smiling face, by Gordon Wareham. He is the best shooter at the shootout and has a lot of good photos from the past weekend.
I encountered a car wreck coming into the reservation on Sunday morning. I feel really sorry for the driver and know that it must be difficult.
Usually sponsored by the individual state, county, and local parks or museums where they are at. I don't know of one list for Seminole war events that has all of them. Sometimes they are historical themed events, and sometimes part of a festival or even a pow wow.