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Olustee Battlefield School Day, February 15, 2019

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Date – Time

Friday 2/15/2019 – 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Location

Olustee Battlefield Historic State Ppark
5890 Battlefield Trail Road
Olustee, FL 32087 US
5815 Battlefield Trail Road, Olustee FL 32087

Additional Information

From: Rivers, Kimberly A. <Kimberly.A.Rivers@dep.state.fl.us>
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 10:41:30 AM EST
Subject: Olustee Battlefield School Day, February 15, 2019

 

http://battleofolustee.org/reenactment.html

Olustee Battlefield School Day, February 15, 2019

LOCATION: 5815 Battlefield Trail Road, Olustee FL 32087

Time: 9:30 - 2:30

One teacher per class is free

 

Hi Homeschool Friends,

 

We want you at Olustee Battlefield School Day. We would be delighted to host your youth!

 

NO PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. It is recommended and helpful for event planning.

 

Please feel free to share this information with friends, and groups.

 

Visit Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park and meet Frederick Douglas, played by John Anderson.

 

On February 15, 2019, the site of Florida's largest Civil War battle will host Olustee Battlefield School Day where history comes alive!

 

Admission is only $5 for youth and adults. One teacher per class and bus drivers are free!

Olustee Battlefield School Day features living history presentations and more. There are a great variety of educational opportunities. Attendance is self-guided and at one’s own pace.

  • Authentic military and civilian camps
  • Cavalry
  • Drills by infantry and artillery
  • The lives of both white and black civilians during the war are portrayed by re-enactors.
  • Mary Fears “People of Color” tent explores the role of African Americans in the Civil War
  • Presentation of “An Overview of the Civil War”
  • Battlefield surgical practices
  • Color Ceremonies
  • Period music concerts
  • Period crafts
  • History lectures
  • Educational exhibits
  • Authentic replicas of civil war merchandise
  • Food vendors

 

February 20, 1864, more than 10,000 cavalry, infantry and artillery troops fought a five-hour battle in a pine forest near Olustee. Three U.S. Colored Troops took part in the battle, including the now famous 54th Massachusetts. The battle ended with 2,807 casualties and the retreat of Union troops to Jacksonville until the war's end just 14 months later.

 

PRICING: Admission is only $5 for youth and adults. One teacher per class and bus drivers are free! Full scale battle reenactments do not take place during School Day. However, we do honor School Day pricing for educational groups who pre-register for Saturday and Sunday reenactment days. We hope you will spread the word.

(Reenactment Information: http://battleofolustee.org/reenactment.html )

 

PAYMENT INFORMATION

  • There is no payment deadline.
  • You may pay at the gate if you wish.
  • If you would like an invoice in advance, I will be happy to provide one.
  • Please make checks payable to: Olustee Battlefield CSO.

 

VEHICLE PARKING

Parking is FREE. Parking along US 90, at or close to the Battlefield is no longer permissible. ADA parking will still be available at the park. FREE shuttle service will be provided to the park from the Dowling Center, 1.5 miles east of the Battlefield on US 90, directly across from the Baker County Correctional Institution.

 

BUS PARKING

Buses will be met at the entrance by Florida Highway Patrol for unloading and adjacent parking.

 

Food vendors will be present at the event. Souvenirs are also available.

 

RULES: We don’t have too many rules. Youth should behave in a respectable manner and be under adult supervision. A 1:10 ratio of chaperones to students is recommended.

 

RESOURCES: A free Teacher Guide with additional activities and supplemental materials is available. (Please note: The Teacher Guide still sites Sunshine State Standards/Benchmarks. It is under revision to reflect Common Core updates.) Additional educational resources are available at http://battleofolustee.org/related/index.htm .

 

LOCATION: 5815 Battlefield Trail Road, Olustee FL 32087

 

If you are interested in attending this year please feel free to contact me by phone or email. I will be happy to answer your questions or process your registration. (Contact information is below.)

 

You may register to attend this event via email by filling in the blanks below and forwarding this information via email to Kimberly.A.Rivers@dep.state.fl.us

 

 

 

 

Name:

(Teacher’s Name / Contact Person)

 

School:

 

Address:

 

City: State: Zip:

 

Preferred Phone:

 

Preferred Email:

 

Number of Students: Adults: Teachers: Grade(s):

 

Buses: Vehicles:

   

 

 

Thank you for taking time to consider the educational and entertaining Olustee Battlefield School Day!

 

Sincerely,

 

Kim Rivers
Park Ranger, Special Events Team
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
Big Shoals State Park, Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
Florida State Parks
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
P.O. Drawer G
White Springs, FL 32096
(386)397-7005
www.floridastateparks.org