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January Member's Assembly &  Chickee Hut Blessing With The Seminole Tribe

Join us for an unforgettable January Member's Assembly meeting with special guest speakers from the Seminole Tribe of Florida, sharing their rich cultural insights. Don't miss the chance to be part of a unique experience as we also bless our chickee hut. RSVP now for this engaging and free event – an afternoon of cultural celebration and community connection!

Free Event

History of the Chickee Hut

"Chickee" is the word Seminoles use for "house." The first Seminoles to live in North Florida are known to have constructed log cabin-type homes, some two stories tall, with sleeping quarters upstairs. The chickee style of architecture - palmetto thatch over a cypress log frame - was born during the early 1800s when Seminole Indians, pursued by U.S. troops, needed fast, disposable shelter while on the run. Though indigenous peoples in other parts of North and South America have developed similar dwellings, it is generally agreed that the Seminole Indian technique and product are far superior. 


Photo credit: Florida Seminole Tourism

Event details

Date: February 12th, 2024

Location: McSwain Home & Gardens: 27451 Old 41 Rd. Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Time: 2:00 PM


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