Friends of Fort Frederica News
Founded in 2017, Friends of Fort Frederica is off to a busy and exciting start. Read below to keep up with news about the Fort, the Friends group, and press on both!
Fun Run at the Fort on April 20th 2019
Join the Golden Isles Track Club at the Fort on April 20th for a Fun Run starting at 9:00 AM and the “Bike with a Ranger Event” following at 10:30 AM.
Archaeology Summer Camp is Back for 2019
DIG IN! — It’s back and it’s time to register! Just like in 2018, we have reintroduced interactive archaeology to the public and, most importantly, to kids! Friends group is once again sponsoring a two week archaeology summer camp. The camps educate students from across the country on cultural resource preservation and the world of the individuals who once inhabited Frederica. Don’t miss out, register for 2019 now!
did you know?
In 2018, the archaeology program, with support from the Friends of Fort Frederica, uncovered over 100 anomalies that require further investigation. The public was invited to be involved with all aspects of the process from screening to digging to analysis. Just this year over 180 individuals volunteered to assist with the excavations. They revealed unrecorded clay and tabby floors, plantation era warehouses, and even storage pits dating back to 600 AD from the Indigenous inhabitants of Saint Simons.
Friends of Fort Frederica formed
At the launch of the Friends group in November of 2017, Coastal Illustrated published an account of the occasion. Read it here!