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The Bartram Trail Conference held its biennial meeting on October 25 & 26 in Montgomery, Alabama. The BTC was established in 1976 and has roots in the Montgomery community. The public is invited to all events, including an opening reception and film premier as well as a one-day symposium on Bartram. 


The BTC kicked off the gathering on Friday evening, October 25th, with the premiere of Cultivating the Wild, an environmental advocacy documentary based on Bartram's exploration, followed by a catered barbeque and music on the steps of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. 


On Saturday, October 26th, the BTC hosted a symposium featuring presentations by leading scholars on Bartram, including his tour of the Creek towns in the 1770s, his travel through the present state of Alabama, and his botanical and zoological observations. The program also included presentations on artifacts associated with Bartram held in the Museum of Alabama, followed by a guided tour of the exhibits. 


The gathering concluded with a dinner and keynote address by historian Daniel Brooks on Saturday evening, Oct. 26th. 


Conference Agenda


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