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Weekend happenings in west Jupiter January 28 and 29

 

January 28, 2017 9am to 4pm. 

Free Event, will go on Rain or Shine!

On Saturday, January 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., watch history unfold as the two engagements that occurred during the Second Seminole War in what is now Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park are re-enacted.

Dressed re-enactors will revive the battle that occurred between the U.S. Army and the Seminole Indians on January 24, 1838. The Loxahatchee Battlefield preservationists will take to the field during the re-enactment and will also guide battlefield tours throughout the day.

The re-enactment itself will start at 2 p.m. with opening remarks followed by the battle. Also on site will be exhibitors, weapons demonstrations, speakers of period history and archaeology, and food trucks. Admission is free.

Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park (adjacent to Riverbend Park) is located at 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter. For more information, please call 561-741-1359

Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park, operated by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department, is one of the most significant multi-level historic sites in Palm Beach County. Gateway to the Loxahatchee River, prehistoric and historic habitation has occurred along the Loxahatchee dating as far back as the Archaic Period over 5,000 years ago. The primary goal of the park is to preserve and protect these cultural resources, while providing education and passive recreation opportunities for the public to experience this beautiful place and its history. For more information on this park, and to view other parks and upcoming events, please visit our website.

 

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