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INVESTIGATE TENNESSEE'S HISTORY AT ARCHEOFEST
Festival Held at Pinson Mounds State Archeological Park

PINSON, Tenn. -- Take one step onto Pinson Mounds State Archeological Park, and step thousands of years into history. The 21st Annual Archeofest will be held September 20-21, 2003 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. - 6 p.m., respectively. Archeofest is an event that celebrates Native American culture and archaeology, as well as helps educate the public about the significance of Pinson Mounds.

Participants can sit back to enjoy a variety of films on the history of Native Americans, watch the traditional performances of the Eagle Scouts Native American Dance Troupe from Lexington, Ky., or sample some of the food and crafts from the Choctaws of Ripley, Tenn. There will also be a number of activities throughout the weekend, including hay wagon tours, nature walks, and story telling. Visitors can also bring their own artifacts for identification.

Admission to Archeofest is free and the daily access fee has been reduced to $2.00 per vehicle for the event. All activities and events will be held rain or shine.

Pinson Mounds State Park is located 10 miles south of Jackson, Tenn., off Highway 45 South on Ozier Road. There are no accommodations at the park, but camping is available at Chickasaw State Park (approximately 15 miles away) and hotels are located in Jackson.

Tennessee's 53 state parks offer diverse opportunities for individuals, families, or business and professional groups. State parks features range from pristine natural areas to 18-hole championship golf courses. To learn more about Tennessee State Parks, for park information, recreation schedules and reservation information, call 1-888-TN-PARKS or visit the web site a www.tnstateparks.com.
 

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For more information contact:
 

Amanda Sluss,
Public Information Officer
Tennessee Department of
Environment and Conservation
401 Church Street, 20th Floor, L&C Tower
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 532-0288 (office)
1-877-251-2956 (pager)
(615) 532-0740 (fax)
amanda.sluss@state.tn.us
 

 

 

 

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