COLUMBIA, TN – The Natchez Trace Parkway and its partners will present a media day to preview the two-day commemoration of the War of 1812. The public event, to be held on May 26 and 27, 2012, is free to the public, will take visitors back in time with over 150 living history re-enactors.
Who: Natchez Trace Parkway, 7th US Infantry Living History Association, Natchez Trace Parkway Association, Tennessee War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee
What: Media Preview Day for Muster on the Natchez Trace: Prelude to the War of 1812
Where: Gordon House Historic Site (milepost 407.7 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, about 12 miles west of Columbia, TN).
When: Thursday, May 24, between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Why: The media will be invited to interview, photograph, and videotape members of the partnership in order to get a preview of the atmosphere being created for the public. This event will focus on local historical events that impacted our nation’s history.
Editor’s note: There will be several individuals available to grant interviews, including Natchez Trace Parkway District Ranger Daniel Kimes; Steve Abolt, Commanding Officer of the 7th US Infantry Living History Association; Fort Frederica National Monument Park Guide Cynda Carpenter; and Tony Turnbow, President of the Natchez Trace Parkway Association. The site will be partially set up for the event, which will allow the media to preview the atmosphere that will be created for the public. If time permits, media will be escorted around the site. In order to provide the media with the best opportunities, please contact Kristen Maxfield at 662-680-4048 to set up a time.