Join Us in Celebrating the
Grand Opening of Our Center
June 21St from 10:30 to 4:00
Additional Information Will Follow
Concurrently the community will commemorate the sesquicentennial of the civil war action known as The Battle of The J. R. Williams, here at our center.
Briefly about the The Battle of The J. R. Williams. This battle took place on June 17, 1864 at Pheasant Bluff (now Tamaha) near Stigler, and was the only naval engagement of the American Civil War to occur in the Indian territory.
(Cherokee) Confederate General Stan Watie and his American Indian Troops fired upon, disabled, looted, set fire, burned and sank the Union supply ship.
There is no entry fee for the June 21St event.
ALSO, on Friday June 20th, beginning just after sunset, we will present a special version of Music, Memories and More at the Mill on the grounds for an unlimited number of guests. We encourage folding chairs and/or blankets. A meal WILL NOT be catered but food and drinks will be available. Entry fee (pay at the gate) for this special event on the 20th is just $35.00 for the 3 hour event which will be lit by kerosene lights and the stars.
A walking/riding tour will be included for those who choose to arrive early.
If you plan on attending either or both events please take a moment to let us know so we can plan refreshments and accomodations accordingly.