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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold “Period Toy Making” at Fort Defiance Civil War Park

 

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – Join Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 19th at Clarksville’s Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center when Phyllis Smith presents “Period Toy Making” as part of a new educational programming series, Life in the 1800’s.

This new series is sponsored by The Friends of Fort Defiance.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold Halloween at Fort Defiance

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Halloween at Fort Defiance event on Friday, October 28th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the fort located at 120 Duncan Street.

Visitors are invited to gather around the bonfire to listen to four haunting tales of woe and terror based upon historical events. Don’t be afraid, Fort Defiance isn’t haunted…we think!

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Austin Peay State University students join area historians in exploring Fort Defiance

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Located on a bluff some 200 feet above the meeting point of the Red River and the Cumberland River, Fort Defiance served a significant role in Clarksville’s participation in the Civil War.

Viewed by Confederates as an ideal site to defend the river approach to Clarksville, the fort eventually was captured by Union forces, who occupied the site for the remainder of the war.

Austin Peay Students learning about Fort Defiance from local historians.

Austin Peay Students learning about Fort Defiance from local historians.

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Book Signing for Author Carolyn Stier Ferrell to be held at Clarksville’s Fort Defiance Interpretive Center

 

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan Street, will host a book signing event from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016.

Author Carolyn Stier Ferrell will be available to sign copies of her seventh book, “Valentine Sevier: Blood on the Bluff,” along with her other six books. At 2:00pm, she will give a presentation on the Sevier family massacre.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Fort Defiance to host Civil War Recruitment Day

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Experience history in action at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center’s Civil War Recruitment Day on Saturday, July 30th from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Come spend the day as re-enactors conduct a historical “recruiting” event. Throughout the day, children can visit the Commanding Officers to enlist into either the Confederate or Union Armies and then drill with the soldiers before receiving their “discharge” papers.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold Recruitment Event at Fort Defiance this Saturday, July 30th

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – On Saturday, July 30th, Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department will host a Recruitment Event at Fort Defiance Civil War Park from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Come spend the day as re-enactors conduct an historical “recruiting” event.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Book Signing and Lecture at Fort Defiance Cancelled

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The book signing and lecture event with author Stephen Davis at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center has been cancelled. The event, originally scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 21st at 1:00pm is expected to be rescheduled at a later date.

Watch Clarksville Online for updates. Call Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931.472.3351.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

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Clarksville’s Fort Defiance Civil War Park to hold Book Signing for Author Stephen Davis

 

Davis to Speak about General John Bell Hood and Confederate Army Command in Tennessee

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – On Thursday, July 21st, 2016 Author Stephen Davis will be giving a talk, “General John Bell Hood and Confederate Army Command in Tennessee” and signing copies of his book, “A Long and Bloody Task” at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center located at 120 Duncan Street, Clarksville, TN.

Spring of 1864 brought a whole new war to the Western Theater, with new commanders and what would become a new style of warfare.

"A Long and Bloody Task" by Stephen Davis

“A Long and Bloody Task” by Stephen Davis

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Friends of Fort Defiance to hold Annual Fundraising Event Saturday, June 11th

 

Friends of Fort DefianceClarksville, TN – The Friends of Fort Defiance is excited to announce the date for this year’s March to the Past fundraising event to be held Saturday, June 11th from 10:00am – 3:00pm at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

Live demonstrations of quilting, firing, and camp life will be sure to give the community a clear depiction of the Civil War era.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation releases Veterans Day Holiday Schedule

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation facilities will have adjusted hours of operation Wednesday, November 11th to accommodate students in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and their holiday schedule.

The Indoor Aquatic Center will be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm on Veterans Day.

The Indoor Aquatic Center will be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm on Veterans Day.

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