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Event Category: National Wildlife Refuge Week (Oct. 13-19)
Date of Event: October 13, 2012 (Saturday)
Time of Event: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Event Site: Okefenokee NWR
Event Description: Visit the Chesser Island Homestead to discover how people once lived in Southeast Georgia at the time the refuge system was established. Learn how settlers made soap, brooms, butter, quilts, baskets, and other everyday items. Examine how settlers washed clothes, smoked meat, and survived in and around the swamp. Sample boiled peanuts, soup, biscuits, and other items cooked on a wood-burning stove. Listen to the sounds of bluegrass music, stories, and four-note singing. Enjoy horses, mules, and other livestock. Join a ranger for interpretive programs throughout the day. Finally, join in the games your grandparents played like musical chairs, wheelbarrow races, and more!
Geographic Region: US - Southeast
State/Province: Georgia
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