Summer Solstice at Shell Mound
People have gathered at Shell Mound for more than 1500 years to celebrate the summer solstice. Come and join Friends of Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys NWRs and the Florida Public Archaeology Network for this year's gathering. Learn about the place where Shell Mound was built centuries ago . . . a huge, wind-formed dune aligned with the solstices.
When: Sunday, June 20th, 9:00 to noon
Where: On CR 326, three miles off CR 347, on the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, near Cedar Key
What to Bring: sunscreen, water, shoes for a trail walk, hat and clothes for protection from insects, bug spray
To learn more about the natural and cultural history of the Shell Mound site before coming, you may want to look over the interpretive panels or read the short guide book, Shell Mound: A Portal into Another World, on our Shell Mound website page.
6/9/2021 10:25:58 am
Hope to be there!
6/9/2021 01:21:59 pm
I hope you can make it! See you there.
6/10/2021 03:29:55 pm
I plan to be there and maybe bring a friend!
6/10/2021 03:31:26 pm
Great! It will be so nice to have you there.
6/16/2021 11:52:02 pm
I have hoped for an event like this for years. So glad to see it’s happening. I’ll be in Colorado and send good thoughts.
6/17/2021 08:15:47 am
It is so good to hear from you and know you wanted this to happen! We will miss ypu on Sunday.
6/17/2021 10:52:43 am
We wish we were in town that day to join you.
6/17/2021 11:27:24 am
We hope so too. This will be a test of who is stronger . . . the humans or the mosquitoes and biting flies! Hahaha. Maybe if there is interest in Solstice events, we could do something for Winter Solstice. Will you be in town then?
Amy J Gernhardt
6/17/2021 01:55:48 pm
Plan to attend, thank you.
6/17/2021 02:41:48 pm
It will be great to see you, Amy!
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