FLORIDA FRONTIERSMEN INC

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Homeland, FL   |  www.floridafrontiersmen.org

Mission

To preserve the skills, trades, and history of pre1840 America.

Ruling year info

1996

President

Greg Fulbright

Main address

Po Box 653

Homeland, FL 33847 USA

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EIN

59-2849758

NTEE code info

Historical Societies & Historic Preservation (A82)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The understanding, knowledge, skills, and material culture of early America is being lost.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Alafia River Rendezvous®

The Alafia River Rendezvous(TM) is sponsored by the Florida Frontiersmen, Inc. is a 501c(3) non-profit organization committed to preserving the skills of our first settlers, pioneers and mountain men in the use of muzzle loading firearms and the equipment and accouterments that accompanied such use. We endeavor to promote fellowship together with historical appreciation of the era and equipment. The Alafia Rendezvous is an embodiment of these commitments and endeavors.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Award academic scholarships to high school seniors emphasizing early American history.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Provide re-enactors, craftsmen, docents, etc. to schools, historical sites, and communities to teach about early American history and its material culture.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

The FFI meets monthly for muzzleloading firelock, traditional archery, and hawk & knife completion. There are also monthly seminars focused on pre-1840 history, trades, and crafts.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of free admissions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Alafia River Rendezvous®

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Approximately 3000 students and children attend for free.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Alafia River Rendezvous®

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Approximately 300 Alafia River Rendezvous® participants attend workshops and seminars annually.

Average price for admission to exhibits (in dollars)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Alafia River Rendezvous®

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Day Visitor Adult Admission Price

Number of public events held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Alafia River Rendezvous®

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Alafia River Rendezvous® is held annually.

Average grant amount

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Students

Related Program

History Outreach Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Florida Frontiersmen, Inc. give qualifying students from Bartow and Ft. Meade High Schools $500 scholarships.

Total number of paid admissions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Alafia River Rendezvous®

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of off-site performances held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

History Outreach Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Volunteer members supporting County, State, and Federal parks historical reenactments, and other nonprofit events.

Number of free participants of guided tours

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Alafia River Rendezvous®

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Florida Frontiersmen, Inc. host government officials, teachers, and benefactors at the Alafia River Rendezvous educating them about our mission, and how we fulfill it.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All members approx. 400 are volunteers and on an average contribute 16 hours each volunteering at the annual fundraiser, monthly meets, and outreach programs.

Number of trees planted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Monthly Florida Frontiersmen, Inc. (FFI) Meets

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of oak trees planted for beautification and environmental. Also the removal of invasive plants.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Preserving early American history through the study and replication of the material culture of pre-1840 America, and to pass this knowledge on to future generations.

Hosting the Alafia River Rendezvous®, a national event that showcases pre-1840 America through reenacting and replicating the skills, cultural heritages and materials of that time period.
• To teach pre-1840 American history through its youth and scholarship programs that includes
o Bartow and Fort Meade High Schools
o Boy and Girl Scouts
o 4-H
o Royal Rangers
o Other youth organizations including its own membership
• To teach pre-1840 American history to interested adults through an adult program
• Use an outreach program to share pre-1840 American history with schools, civic and social organizations, and to others requesting its services.
• Members participate at historical sites like Fort Foster, St. Augustine, Payne's Creek, etc.
• Maintaining an online presents
o Website: floridafrontiersmen.org
o Social Media
• Facebook
• Florida Frontiersmen, Inc. https://www.facebook.com/Florida-Frontiersmen-Inc-205117076318673/
• Alafia River Rendezvous®: https://www.facebook.com/AlafiaRiverRendezvous/

The Florida Frontiersmen, Inc. has a very large, active, due paying membership base, the Alafia River Rendezvous® fund raiser, along with donations and grants giving it the capability of accomplishing its mission and goals.

The Florida Frontiersmen, Inc. owns a 300 plus acre venue for having the Alafia River Rendezvous®, monthly organized events featuring skilled competition and demonstrations using pre-1840 tools and through organized seminars, a wildlife sanctuary that includes wetlands, and room for future growth.

The Florida Frontiersmen, Inc. has become the largest historical organization of its kind in Florida.
The Florida Frontiersmen, Inc.'s Alafia River Rendezvous® is the oldest and largest event of its kind in the United States. Its accomplishments are made through the organization's dedication, hard work, perseverance, and leadership.

The Florida Frontiersmen, Inc.'s has a goal of becoming a history resource center featuring facilities for teaching 1640 to 1840 skills and crafts such as blacksmithing, coopering, tailoring, etc. A research facility that will be focused on 1640 to 1840 America using the latest research technology, and partnering with other institutions and universities to provide the resources for the researcher.

A retreat for those seeking to replicate and reenact pre-1840 America for research, and for relaxation.

Financials

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FLORIDA FRONTIERSMEN INC

Board of directors
as of 03/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ron Clark

Florida Frontiersmen, Inc

Term: 2017 - 2019

Tim Jenkins

Florida Frontiersmen, Inc

Chris Beisler

Florida Frontiersmen, Inc

Shannon Degamon

Florida Frontiersmen, Inc

Fulbright Greg

Florida Frontiersmen, Inc