Bartram Trail Conference, August, GA, October 21-23
- The Bartram Trail Conference will hold its biennial meeting this
in Augusta, Georgia. The BTC The chair of this year's program, Ed
Cashin, extends his welcome: "We in Augusta are looking forward to
greeting you on October 21st. You might notice that Augusta has
somewhat since Bartram's day, but we hope you will like it as much as
did." The program is a balanced mix of presentations and visits to
historic Bartram sites, including Wrightsboro.
<>The program for the Conference is below. The fee for the
including Friday's dinner at the Augusta State University Towers and
Sunday picnic lunch at Wrightsborough is $35. The registration form is
attached--it is also at the Bartram Trail Conference website:
We look forward to seeing you in Augusta!
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PROGRAM: Augusta Bartram Trail Conference: October 21-23
Friday, October 21
Wine and cheese reception at the Maxwell Alumni House on the Augusta
State University (ASU) campus.
Dinner / Meeting
Dinner at the ASU Towers
Welcome and opening remarks: Ed Cashin
Report from the Board of the BTC: Kathryn Braund
Slide Presentation "Augusta Scenes Bartram Might Have
Seen": Brad Sanders
Saturday, October 22
Tour of Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Lecture and tour by Dr. Gene Eidson of this restored and
constructed 1,100 acre wetland south of Augusta. In Bartram's time
Phinizy Swamp was known as The Cupboard. Within it is a wildlife
management area with ample opportunities to view flora and fauna.
Dr. Eidson is the founder of the Southeastern Natural Sciences
Springfield Church / Lunch
Springfield Baptist Church is the oldest African-American church
the United States, founded at Silver Bluff in 1773. Lunch and talk by
Isaac Johnson, church historian.
After lunch, time for a stroll on the Riverwalk marked by a
quote and signs, or a visit to the Morris Museum
Meet at the Enterprise Mill's Interpretive Center, for a ten
introductory film, followed by a walk through the hands-on exhibits.
4PM we board Petersburg boats for a seven-mile ri! de to the
head-gates. Botanist Judy Gordon will talk about plants Bartram might
have seen. The return trip will be beguiled with wine and music.
Dinner on our own
Sunday, October 23
Wrightsboro / Picnic Lunch:
On Sunday we will proceed west of Augusta to Wrightsborough for a
picnic lunch provided by Historic Wrightsboro
Foundation, and a talk by Robert Davis, an historian.
Where to stay:
The BTC has arranged for a special rate for members at the historic
Partridge Inn, at $69.00 a night. Please call the Inn directly for
reservations, and mention that you are reserving a room for the
Location: 2110 Walton Way
Augusta, Georgia 30904
Phone: 1-800-476-6888 Local: (706) 737-8888