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The Bartram Trail Conference will hold 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 will kick off the gathering 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 will host 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 will also include presentations on artifacts associated with Bartram held in the Museum of Alabama, followed by a guided tour of the exhibits there. 


The reception and film premiere begin at 5PM on the evening of Friday the 25th. The symposium begins on Saturday at 9 AM; walkthroughs of the Museum of Alabama Start at 2:30 PM, with refreshments and lunch provided. The gathering concludes with a dinner and keynote address by historian Daniel Brooks on Saturday evening, Oct. 26th. All activities are open to the public but registration is required for all events/meals either as a package or for specific events.


Conference Agenda


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25 Oct 2019 • Montgomery, Alabama
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