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ORGANIZATION: FORT HAWKINS FOUNDATION INC

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A New Vision for Our Oldest Adventure

Volunteer on weekends at the historic Fort Hawkins Visitor Center and Blockhouse.
Tours are self-paced with a history video shown in the Education Classroom.
Open on Fridays and Saturdays from Noon till 4:00 p.m.

Fort Hawkins is excited to launch a new Volunteer Program. We are asking individuals and organizations, who support our mission and appreciate the unique history of our city’s origin, to join us on the Fort Hawkins Volunteer team.

As a volunteer, you will bring the work of the Fort Hawkins to life by sharing your talents and expertise. I am counting on you to help bring our appreciation of historic preservation to the Fort and, most of all, to our community

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About FORT HAWKINS FOUNDATION INC

Location:

PO BOX 7344, 736 Emery Highway, MACON, GA 31209, US

Mission Statement

The Fort Hawkins Commission will develop plans and organize activities to bring about the complete restoration of the frontier fort that is the birthplace of Macon, Georgia. The first step will be a fundraising project encompassing both foundations and individuals. As this is underway, the Commission will conduct archaeological studies and historical research allowing the Commission to interpret the Fort Hawkins story accurately and in detail. Once funds are raised, the actual reconstruction of the fort will begin. The work of the Commission is complete when the fort and/or interpretive center is open to the public and a military and historical education program is developed telling the story of the young nation’s struggle to create a country in the southern wilderness.

Description

Fort Hawkins was established in 1806 by President Thomas Jefferson and Indian Agent Col. Benjamin Hawkins as an official U.S. Army Fort and Indian Factory for tranding and meeting with the Native Americans in Middle Georgia. At the time, it was the western frontier and a wilderness. It overlooked the ancient Indian Mounds held sacred by the Muskogee Creek Nation, the "Old Fields". Other landmarks nearby included: the Ocmulgee River, the Lower Creek Trading Path (later to become the Federal Road connecting Washington D.C. to Mobile), and the future site of the city of Macon founded across the river seventeen years later.

Fort Hawkins friends and followers! If you'd like to volunteer at the Fort for 4 hour shifts on Saturdays or Sundays, please send a message to dysa@cox.net We have some great events lined up for this year. Fort is open to the public. We re-established Friends of Fort Hawkins. Free T-shirt with donation to Friends of the Fort. Please visit us.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Veterans & Military Families
Arts & Culture, Community, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

736 Emery HighwayMacon, GA 31217

(32.84851,-83.612)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Public Relations
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Noon till 4:00 p.m.; Saturday or Sunday

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