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Tennessee State Museum announces Permanent, Temporary Exhibitions for October Opening

 

Tennessee State Museum

Tennessee State MuseumNashville, TN – In October, a bold new vision for the Tennessee State Museum will be realized when it opens at the northwest corner of Rosa L. Parks Boulevard and Jefferson Street at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. It’s the first and only building in the Museum’s 81-year history dedicated exclusively for its use.

Housed in a 137,000-square-foot facility, the new location is built with the visitor in mind, with ample room to engage with history and the Museum’s vast collection of art and artifacts.

The permanent and temporary exhibitions on view when the Museum opens to the public on October 4th, 2018 at 1:30pm tell a variety of stories ranging from the First Tennesseans up to the present day. There will be no admission charge for any of the Museum’s new exhibitions.

Belle Isle from Lyon's View, a view along the Tennessee River at Knoxville, by James Cameron, 1861. Oil on Canvas. On exhibit in the Tennessee State's Museum as part of its Permanent Exhibitions.

Belle Isle from Lyon’s View, a view along the Tennessee River at Knoxville, by James Cameron, 1861. Oil on Canvas. On exhibit in the Tennessee State’s Museum as part of its Permanent Exhibitions.

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Visit Clarksville announces Tickets on sale now for Miss Tennessee USA 2019 Pageant

 

Visit Clarksville

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Delegates from around the state will adorn Clarksville for the 2019 Miss Tennessee USA and Miss Tennessee Teen USA Pageants on October 12th-13th, 2018 at the Austin Peay State University Music and Mass Communications Building. Organized and produced by Greenwood Productions, the upcoming pageant marks Clarksville’s 20th year to host the event.

The preliminary show will take place on Friday, October 12th, 2018 at 7:00pm.

Alexandra Harper from Williamson County was crowned Miss Tennessee USA 2018 at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee in October 2017.

Alexandra Harper from Williamson County was crowned Miss Tennessee USA 2018 at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee in October 2017.

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Annual Retiree Appreciation Day to be held at Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 Fort Campbell will hold the annual Retiree Appreciation Day beginning at 8:00am.

This event is free to enter and open to all retirees and their Families. The Retiree Appreciation Day will be held at the Soldier Support Center located at 2702 Michigan Avenue, Fort Campbell, KY.

Retirees are an important part of the Fort Campbell community, as such the installation’s Retirement and Separation Services will host an annual appreciation day specifically designed to benefit retirees and their Families.

Annual Retiree Appreciation Day to be held at Fort Campbell, September 22nd. (Sam Shore)

Annual Retiree Appreciation Day to be held at Fort Campbell, September 22nd. (Sam Shore)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to offer BCycle tours of Downtown Clarksville

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces that the City of Clarksville’s popular bike-sharing system, Clarksville BCycle, will host two fall bike tours that will provide riders a great way to discover Downtown.

Guided BCycle bike rides will show off Downtown Clarksville.

Guided BCycle bike rides will show off Downtown Clarksville.

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Dunbar Cave State Park to honor National Public Lands Day, September 22nd

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Park has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Park will celebrate National Public Lands Day, a day of service, with an exotic plant removal event, “Blaze the Trails.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

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Nashville Zoo announces Tickets now on Sale for Boo at the Zoo

 

Nashville Zoo

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Tennessee’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to enjoy a night of delightfully frightful fun at Boo at the Nashville Zoo.

Our annual Halloween tradition is set for 11 nights: October 12th, 13th, 14th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th, 2018. Boo at the Zoo runs from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.

Kids can come dressed in their favorite costume and enjoy carnival games, carousel rides, hayrides, shows and trick-or-treating.

The annual evening event offers families a safe and exciting Halloween experience for kids under age 12.

Nashville Zoo's Boo at the Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

Nashville Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is September 19th, 2018

 

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 as we continue our fourteenth year! 

The meeting is held at the Bone and Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Healthcare.  This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable's next program will be held Wednesday, September 19th.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next program will be held Wednesday, September 19th.

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Manna Café Ministries to hold Mobile Pantry in Dover Tennessee, September 22nd

 

Manna Café Ministries

Manna Café MinistriesClarksville, TN – Manna Café Ministries will conduct a Mobile Pantry food giveaway on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018.

The Mobile Pantry will be held at Potter’s Hand Church at 1546 US-70, Dover, TN 37058 (8.5 miles from the Montgomery-Stewart County line and just before Rick’s BBQ). The event will begin at 10:00am.

Manna Café Ministries to hold a Mobile Pantry food giveaway on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Manna Café Ministries to hold a Mobile Pantry food giveaway on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

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Customs House Museum to offer Free Fall Break Art Classes for Students

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural Center

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center is offering a series of free art classes to students in grades 1-8 in October. This program, called ART 4 US, will take place during fall break (October 9th-12th).

The Museum recently received a generous Arts Engagement in American Communities grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, which allows them to offer a series of free art-making experiences that will begin with these classes.

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Austin Peay State University to have Michelle Obama portrait artist Amy Sherald speak September 27th

 

Austin Peay State University Department (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art + Design, with support from The APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to welcome internationally known artist, Amy Sherald, to Austin Peay State University.

Known for her stylized portraits of African-Americans, in 2016, Sherald was the first woman to win the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition; an accompanying exhibition, The Outwin 2016, was on tour through August 2018.

Amy Sherald, who unveiled her Smithsonian-commissioned portrait of Michelle Obama in February, will give a free public lecture 7:30pm September 27th at Austin Peay. (Contributed)

Amy Sherald, who unveiled her Smithsonian-commissioned portrait of Michelle Obama in February, will give a free public lecture 7:30pm September 27th at Austin Peay. (Contributed)

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