The Seminole Wars Foundation, Inc.

From the Foundation Report:

Spring Member Meeting

The Foundation's Spring Members' Meeting was held at the Floral City Museum, where members viewed the long-running exhibit featuring a number of floor-to-ceiling panels telling the history of the wars along with numerous artifacts.  After lunch, the meeting moved to nearby Fort Cooper State Park, where Park Manager Harry Mitchell showed the first Kiosk in the Seminole Wars Heritage Trail and led a walking tour to the sites of the forthcoming kiosks and to the site of the fort.



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Calendar of Events

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Welcome to the Seminole Wars Foundation


The purpose of the Seminole Wars Foundation is to preserve significant sites involved in the Seminole Wars, to establish educational programs about their importance in our heritage, and to publish pertinent material relating to the wars.
 
Most of the important battlegrounds, forts, roads, Seminole villages, and other significant sites of the wars have been lost. It is vital that the remaining artifacts and history of these important conflicts be found and preserved in order that we may come to understand the struggle between the young and expanding United States and the Seminole Indians, a people who were determined to preserve their way of life and their Florida homelands.

In keeping with our goal of educating the public as to the importance of the Seminole Wars, the Foundation has produced seven historically significant books and several informational pamphlets. Our members also give talks to schools, civic organizations, and the general public, and participate in re-enactments of Seminole War battles.


The Foundation has secured two major historical sites: Camp Izard and Fort Dade, both on the Withlacoochee River in central Florida. Camp Izard was a major battleground of the Second Seminole War, now formally designated the Camp Izard Battlefield Preserve. Fort Dade was an important outpost during the Second Seminole War, and served as Headquarters for a portion of the war. The Foundation has also provided critical support in the acquisition of the Ft. King site in Ocala. 


Preservation of these sites and others related to the Seminole Wars, as well as conservation of green space, will benefit our nation for generations to come. In the future, students, scholars, and the general public may visit these historic places, where history will come alive as they discuss the “issues of the day” concerning the U.S. Government and the Seminole Indians. 

This not-for-profit Foundation is operated for charitable, educational, and civic purposes as well as preservation of natural habitats. Join us in remembering the past, that we may understand the present. 


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Preservation of these sites and others related to the Seminole Wars, as well as conservation of green space, will benefit our nation for generations to come. In the future, students, scholars, and the general public may visit these historic places, where history will come alive as they discuss the “issues of the day” concerning the U.S. Government and the Seminole Indians.


This not-for-profit Foundation is operated for charitable, educational, and civic purposes as well as preservation of natural habitats. Join us in remembering the past, that we may understand the present.


"Attack on the Right" by Jackson Walker

© Jackson Walker Studio



Seminole Wars Historic Foundation, Inc.
dba: Seminole Wars Foundation
Established 1992



Board of Directors

Richard Tombrink, President

Samuel Smith, Secretary

Roger Landers, Vice President

Debbie Harper, Treasurer


Bill Dayton

Ed Geers

Gary Ellis

Harley Gilmore

Tom Brady

Jerry Morris

Mary Lou Missall

John Missall

Steve Rinck

Dale Anne Laumer

Amie Branas

Frank Laumer

 

Joe Naftzinger