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Chattahoochee Cookin’detail +

The Columbus Museum map
Sun., Mar. 22, 2015, 10:00AM

In any discussion of American food, the South’s brand of home cooking rises to the top as a regionally distinctive tradition, and certainly one of the tastiest. The Chattahoochee Valley has its own proud culinary heritage, which forms the basis of Chattahoochee Cookin’. This exhibition spotlights local food-ways from the perspective of both food producers and consumers, ranging from historic Muscogee (Creek) sofke to contemporary Dinglewood scrambled dogs. Pecans, peanuts, corn, and other crops will be discussed, as well as more sugary delights. The exhibition also spotlights local beverages, with cola drinks featured alongside locally distilled liquor. Technological innovations and agricultural implements designed by local residents are examined, as well as the role of local restaurateurs who produce Columbus culinary specialties. Murals painted for the Georgia Department of Agriculture building in 1956 depict the changing nature of agriculture and how we think about the producers who feed us.

Astronomy Night at Providence Canyon State Parkdetail +

Providence Canyon State Park, GA Hwy 39, Lumpkin, GA map
Sat., Jul. 18, 2015, 7:00PM

Far away from the city lights is the perfect place to get a good look at the heavens! Providence Canyon State Park will play host to Dr. Rosa Williams from the Coca-Cola Space Science Center for a special Astronomy Night on Saturday, July 18 beginning at 7:00pm. Telescopes will be available, but feel free to bring your own if you have one. Cost to attend is only $5.

8th Annual Frogtown Hollow Jamdetail +

1000 Bay Ave, Columbus, GA 31901 map
Fri., Jul. 17, 2015, 6:00PM

The Frogtown Hollow Jam is a two day music festival held at 1000 Bay Ave, Columbus, GA on 7/17/15 and 7/18/15.

Westville Summer Gamesdetail +

Historic Westville is located in Lumpkin GA map
Sat., Jul. 18, 2015, 10:00AM

Game On! Saturday July 18, 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. where battledores and shuttlecocks rule.

Cool History: Civil War Naval Medicinedetail +

National Civil War Naval Museum map
Sat., Jul. 11, 2015, 11:00AM

The National Civil War Naval Museum, which tells the stories of the Sailors, Soldiers, and Civilians, both Free and Enslaved as affected by the Navies of the American Civil War, is hosting the family-friendly program, “Cool History: Civil War Naval Medicine”. Life aboard a ship was harsh in comparison to that of a soldier’s normal environment on land. Naval medical workers had to contend with a wider variety of occupational hazards than most doctors and nurses at that time. On Saturday, July 11, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, the public is invited to step inside the lives of naval medical workers. Throughout the day, the public will be given a closer look into the development of medical technologies and medicine during The Civil War. This unique experience will include guided tours, museum theater performances, a reenactment of an actual amputation, and a cannon firing. Cool History: Civil War Naval Medicine 11 AM and 3:00 PM- Guided Tour - A museum interpreter will guide a group through the one of a kind 40,000 square foot facility, answering questions and giving context to complement the nation’s most unique collection of Civil War Navy related artifacts 12:30 PM- “Yellow Fever”- The museum theatre program will feature performances representing real-life people and the effects of the all too common disease, Yellow Fever, at that time. 2:00 pm- Navy Medicine Demonstration – The most common surgery during the Civil War was amputation. There were more than 60,000 amputations recorded during the war. A demonstrator will display the step-by-step regimen naval surgeons had to undergo to perform amputations. 4:00 PM- Cannon Firing -Spectators are invited to watch the firing of the museum’s authentic Brook Rifle across the Chattahoochee River. Regular admission fees apply. For more information on this event, please call 706—327-9798 or visit The National Civil War Naval Museum, located in Columbus, Georgia, overlooks the Chattahoochee River. The museum houses the largest surviving Confederate warship, the CSS Jackson, as well as the largest collection of Civil War Naval-related flags on display in the country. Other exhibits include a full scale ship replica of the USS Water Witch, a replica of the USS Hartford with its berth deck, ward room and captain’s cabin, an actual cutter or "ship's boat" from the USS Hartford, a full scale replica of the USS Monitor’s famous turret, and an immersive panoramic dockside exhibit recreating Plymouth, North Carolina, complete with an exterior and interior view of the CSS Albemarle.

Insectivaldetail +

Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center map
Sat., Jul. 11, 2015, 10:00AM

The 15th Annual Insectival at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will be held on Saturday, July 11 from 10:00-3:00. This year's event will include Honey Extractions by the Chattachoochee Valley Beekeepers where Oxbow honey may be purchased on the spot. At Insectival you also have an opportunity to catch insects, learn about real life zombies, try to win the cricket spitting contest, eat a cricket and have lots of fun! Cost is $5 per person. Please no bills over $20. Most events will occur inside the facility.

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