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Ocmulgee National Park to host ranger series for Black History Month

Ocmulgee National Park to host ranger series for Black History Month

Lisa Meskimen, Staff Writer February 11, 2020
The series event flyer says “reconstruction … is one of the most complicated, poorly understood and most significant periods in American history. The intent was to rebuild the South and rearrange the state and federal governments to accommodate changing times … what actually happened is much different.”  
Ocmulgee hosts Archaeology Ranger Program during Native American Heritage Month

Ocmulgee hosts Archaeology Ranger Program during Native American Heritage Month

Phoebe Monsour, Contributing Writer November 25, 2019
The Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park is hosting an Archaeology Ranger Program from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 23. This free event will start at the Visitor Center with a presentation followed by a guided tour of the park led by Ranger Jim Branan.
The Ocmulgee National Park is home of the Great Temple Mound and Town Site. A family hikes up the trail and stairs to see an overview of downtown Macon.

Macon’s Ocmulgee National Monument gets new distinction as Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

Natalie Yaeger, Staff Writer April 9, 2019
Macon’s Ocmulgee National Monument has become Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park due to a larger public lands bill that has affected over two million acres of American public lands nationwide. This new distinction as a National Historical Park also brings along a major expansion with the Ocmulgee Mounds quadrupling in size.
The United States Capitol Building.

The recent government shutdown explained and what to expect if it happens again

Cooper Lentz, Contributing Writer February 8, 2018

The United States government closed in early January and it may do so again after the senate votes on the night of Feb. 8. Many people may not have really understood what the shutdown meant the first time...

The Butterfly Bio Blitz is a free, annual event open to the community.

Butterfly Bio Blitz takes wing at the Ocmulgee National Monument

Mary Lathem, Arts and Lifestyle Editor August 27, 2015

On Saturday, August 22, the Ocmulgee National Monument hosted its third annual Butterfly Bio Blitz. Participants armed with cameras and sunscreen explored the park from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., snapping...

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration educates and entertain

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration educates and entertain

Jenna Eason September 27, 2014

On Sept. 20 and 21, the Ocmulgee National Monument hosted its annual Ocmulgee Indian Celebration. According to Lonnie Davis, a cultural resource specialist at the monument, this was the twenty-third...

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