Here we are in January 2010. It is an exciting time for the Museum and its members with new exhibits and new “social networking” opportunities to keep you and the general community current on all that is happening at the Museum and with related community events.
It is a great time to visit our boardwalk, the winter birds are back. Our friends at the Hendry Glades Audubon Society (http://www.orgsites.com/fl/hgaudubon/) tell us they have spotted Great Egret, Red-shouldered Hawk, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Black-and-white Warbler and American Redstart just to name a few of the beautiful birds in our area.
We will be at the Battle of Okeechobee Reenactment February 6 – 7, 2010. This event is presented by the Okeechobee Battlefield Friends, Inc. and commemorates the largest and fiercest battle in the Seminole War fought on Christmas Day in 1837. (http://www.okeechobeebattlefield.com/schedule.htm)
We have just become a “geocaching” site (http://www.geocaching.com.) Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers outdoors (called geocaches), and then share the experience of the hunt online. So grab your GPS system and begin your adventure.
Postcards & Perceptions: Culture as Tourism opens on February 12, so make plans to come and enjoy the new exhibit. Elizabeth spoke in the previous blog about the fun she has had in working with Tribal elders to identify Seminole Tribal members in the postcards.
Check out the benefits of Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum membership at http://www.ahtahthiki.com/ahtahthiki-membership/index.html. We have added many new benefits to give you more value for you membership dollars.
In addition, be sure to sign up for our new E-news set to launch in February www.ahtahthiki.com (select Join Our Mailing List from the Home page).
Hope to see you at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki soon!