Mission Statement

Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area 

The mission of The Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area shall be to support Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area and the John/Landon Historic Carter Mansion by educating the public about the park’s unique qualities through presentation and support of projects related to the mission and the betterment of the park.  This shall be accomplished by but not limited to: 

1.  Providing educational and interpretive programming.

Telling the Park’s story through educational

living history experiences

Providing hands on learning experiences

Supporting events and activities relating to the park

2.  Assisting in outreach efforts to bring the park’s story to the community. 

Assisting in public awareness and marketing in an effort to

increase visitation to the park 

3.  Assisting in the development, maintenance and presentation of interpretive grounds and structures.

 4.  Cooperating with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area (including the John/Landon Historic Carter Mansion) in developing and implementing plans for the park, historic zones, and natural areas, including the acquisition of property to protect and preserve the unique qualities and recreational resources that Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area represents.

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