Historic DeBary Hall hosts living history day on Feb. 17

YouTube download / brandomakesfilms video / A hoop dance by Cody as part of a Jim Sawgrass performance, who will be appearing at the Historic DeBary Hall, shown above. Sawgrass is a native Floridian and a member of the Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe as well as an educator on Native American customs and history.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DEBARY, Fla. -- History will come to life as DeBary Hall Historic Site hosts Living History Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17.

Visitors can walk the grounds and interact with historical characters, including legendary steamboat Capt. Jacob Brock.

"The 37th Alabama Regiment Company H, a Civil War re-enactment group, will set up a camp and medical tent," Pat Kuehn, community information specialist with Volusia County Government told Headline Surfer. "They will offer presentations on Civil War weapons, life and artifacts. Jim Sawgrass, a member of the Muscogee Creek Indian Tribe, will describe Native American culture and heritage in the Southeast. His son, Cody Boettner, will perform a Native American hoop dance."

Jim Sawgrass, a member of the Muscogee Creek Indian Tribe / Headline Surfer"The 37th Alabama Regiment Company H, a Civil War re-enactment group, will set up a camp and medical tent," Pat Kuehn, community information specialist with Volusia County Government told Headline Surfer. "They will offer presentations on Civil War weapons, life and artifacts."

Jim Sawgrass, a member of the Muscogee Creek Indian Tribe, shown here, will describe Native American culture and heritage in the Southeast. His son, Cody Boettner, will perform a Native American hoop dance, Kuehn said.

There is no charge to attend the outdoor event. Tours of the site’s 1871 mansion will be available; admission prices are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children 2 and younger.

DeBary Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s open six days a week at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. The site is closed on Mondays. For more information, please call Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840.

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