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Culminating Confluence Event – Tour of Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park
September 17, 2022 @ 9:00 AM
After 6 days of arts and environmental confluence in Atlanta, we conclude with a trip to the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park in Macon. The tour will be lead by Charles McMillan, Natural Resource and Coastal Director at the Georgia Conservancy. We will also have the opportunity to attend the thirtieth anniversary of the Ocmulgee Indigenous Celebration.
9:00 am – Depart Emory’s covered parking deck, 1390 Oxford Road, NE, behind Barnes & Noble bookstore.
Ga Conservancy’s Charles McMillan leads lecture on the critical cultural and environmental benefits of the new park.
10:45 am – Arrive at Ocmulgee Mounds.
Muscogee Nation Festival offers dances, tours, talks. Museum opens at 10 am
Tour the ancient mounds. Explore new expansion of protected land.
60 vendors from Ocmulgee nation
1:00 pm – depart for private lunch and conversation on the Ocmulgee River at Amerson Park with elected leaders promoting the creation of the new park and preserve.
1:20-2:30 pm – Conversation with Muscogee Second Chief Del Beaver
2:45-3 pm – Depart Amerson & Macon for Atlanta Return by 5 pm
Emory University parking deck, 1380 Oxford Road, NE, Atlanta 30306
Parking at the deck will be covered as well!
Established in 1936, Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park “preserves traces of over ten millennia of culture from the Native Americans in the Southeastern Woodlands.” There are great efforts underway to expand the National Historical Park, the Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, and the Ocmulgee River corridor from Macon to Hawkinsville into the first National Park and Preserve east of the Mississippi River. Learn more at ocmulgeepark.org.