The Seminole Wars Foundation, Inc.
Seminole Wars Foundation to Host First
Convocation of Seminole Wars Historians
Join Us For This Unique Event
The Seminole Wars Foundation is proud to sponsor the first-ever Convocation of Seminole War Historians at St. Augustine on the weekend of August 11-13, 2017.  In addition to the annual parade and ceremony at the National Cemetery at St. Francis Barracks, this year’s schedule of events has been expanded to add a Saturday luncheon with a presentation on Seminole Arts and Culture by tribal member Elgin Jumper, at least four educational breakout sessions in the afternoon, a Saturday evening public-invited talk at Flagler College, and a Sunday Brunch with special awards ceremony.  The gathering will draw organizations and individuals from throughout Florida and beyond interested in the Seminole War era.  It will be an excellent opportunity to meet fellow scholars and living historians, and to exchange ideas, information, plans, etc.
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Seating is limited at some venues, so please register early.





Foundation Announces Student Research Award

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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

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



Board of Directors

Steve Rinck, President

Samuel Smith, Secretary

Michelle Sivilich, Vice President

Debbie Harper, Treasurer


Bill Dayton

Tom Brady

Gary Ellis

Harley Gilmore

Jerry Casale

Jerry Morris

Richard Tombrink

Amie Branas

Frank Laumer

Dale Anne Laumer

Christopher Kimball

Joe Naftzinger

William Gruber

Roger Landers