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Bartram Trail Conference 2019

Friday October 25–Sunday, October 27, 2019

Alabama Archives, Montgomery

Friday Evening, Oct. 25, Alabama Archives

5:00–5:30 Opening Reception (with light hors d’oeuvres)

5:30–7:00 Cultivating the Wild: William Bartram’s Travels 

Join us for the premier of this Made-for-Television Documentary. Filmmakers Dorinda Dallmeyer and Eric Breitenbach will introduce this groundbreaking video project which explores how an 18th century naturalist and visionary continues to inspire the next wave of Southern environmentalism.

7:00–8:00 Barbecue served on the front steps of the Archives Building (vegetarian options available for all meals)

Saturday, Oct. 26, Alabama Archives

Introduction And Welcome

8:30–9:00 Registration and Coffee

9:00–9:15 Welcome, TR Henderson

Bartram in Alabama

9:15 Kathryn Braund: Bartram’s Travels through the Upper Creek Nation

9:45 Brad Sanders: BTC Stops in Modern Alabama

10:15 Q & A

10:30 Break

New Bartram Research

10:45 Whitney Barlow Robles: Rattlesnakes, Extinction, and Myth

11:25 Heather Gladfelter: The Franklinia Survey

12:00–1:00 Lunch 

Bartram’s Trail

1:00–1:30 Katie Lamar Jackson: Martha McInniss and the Alabama Environmental Movement

1:30–2:00 Sam Carr: Update on National Trail/Corridor Effort 

2:00–2:15 Q & A

2:15–2:30 Break

Bartram at the Museum

2:30–4:30 In addition to short talks on specific artifacts related to Bartram in ADAH’s holdings, conference participants will be treated to an interpretative display of Native American foodways encountered by William Bartram; an overview of Alabama’s natural history, including a video featuring the late John Hall, and guided tours of the Museum of Alabama, focusing on the Native American collections.


6:00 Catered meal and Keynote address by Daniel Fate Brooks III: Robert Farmar’s Plantation.

Sunday, Oct. 27, Explore the Bartram Trail 

Personalize your own road trip across Alabama: Follow Bartram’s path through the Creek Nation and into British West Florida (modern Alabama). Utilize maps under the tab “The Bartram Trail” on the Bartram Trail Conference website.

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