A little over ten years ago, my roommate and I decided that we needed to inject a little culture into our college existence and decided to head out to the Moundville Native American Arts Festival. Although the festival that year wasn’t as big as we expected, we were awed by the gorgeous grounds and the majesty of the mounds. It was a beautiful day to walk around the park and enjoy nature and history.
If this year’s promotion is any indication, the festival will host a variety of cultural and historical hands-on experiences for kids and adults that will showcase the Southeastern Indian culture that built those enormous mounds. A special emphasis will be placed on the new renovations to the museum, an effort over ten years in the making, and one that was in its infancy when my mate and I first visited the park.
I encourage everyone to go and check out the festival, museum, and park this weekend. Don’t miss an important part of Alabama’s heritage and living history!
For more information please check out the Tuscaloosa News article from October 7, 2010:
and the Moundville Archaeological Park main webpage:
À la prochain,