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Friends of Fort Defiance’s March into the Past provides a look into yesteryear at the historic Civil War site

 

Friends of Fort DefianceClarksville, TN – The Friends of Fort Defiance held their annual March to the Past fundraiser at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center at the historic Civil War site in the New Providence area of Clarksville Tennessee on Saturday June 14th.

William Parker of the Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation who serves as the historical interpreter for Fort Defiance and the director of the Visitor Center appreciates their actions on behalf of the site. “The Friends of Fort Defiance of been in existence for much longer than the visitor center has been here,” he said. “It’s probably been 20 years that they have been around and each year they hold their March into the Past fund-raising event.”

Porter's Battery fires one of their canons at the March to the Past event

Porter’s Battery fires one of their canons at the March to the Past event

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Friends of Fort Defiance to hold March to the Past event this Saturday, June 14th

 

Friends of Fort DefianceClarksville, TN – The Friends of Fort Defiance will be holding their annual March to the Past fundraising event this Saturday, June 14th from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

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

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for June 8th, 2014

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: City hosts Warrior Week Military Appreciation Picnic, Movies in the Park features ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, Friends of Fort Defiance Gear up for Annual Fundraising Event and New City concert series kicks off June 21st.

2014 Clarksville Warrior Week Picnic

2014 Clarksville Warrior Week Picnic

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for June 1st, 2014

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: New Providence Pool to host event just for toddlers, Friends of Fort Defiance Gear up for Annual Fundraising Event, Clarksville’s Riverfest now accepting Entertainer Applications and Daddy-Daughter Date Night.

Friends of Fort Defiance to hold Annual March to the Past Fundraising Event June 14th.

Friends of Fort Defiance to hold Annual March to the Past Fundraising Event June 14th.

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Friends of Fort Defiance to hold Annual Fundraising Event June 14th

 

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: Saturday, June 14th from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

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

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for May 18th, 2014

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Clarksville Parks and Recreation to open its largest Splash Pad, Fort Defiance Interpretive Center adds second session to its popular Civil War Summer Camp, and Movies in the Park features ‘Turbo’.

Clarksville's Edith Pettus Park Splash Pad

Clarksville’s Edith Pettus Park Splash Pad

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Fort Defiance Interpretive Center adds second session to its popular Civil War Summer Camp

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, is proud to host the City’s Civil War Summer Camp for youth in the 5th and 6th grades. The Camp was so popular in its first year that a second one-week session has been added to allow for more kids to participate!

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

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Clarksville’s Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to host Civil War Medical Display

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a medical display Saturday, May 24th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

The exhibit will feature presentations by Mark Britton and include a collection of medical items used during the 19th century to include necessary tools for blood-letting, various surgical procedures and preparation of period medicinal products.

Civil War Medical Display at Fort Defiance Civil War Park on Saturday, May 24th.

Civil War Medical Display at Fort Defiance Civil War Park on Saturday, May 24th.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for April 20th, 2014

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: 50 Plus Olympics Early Bird Deadline April 25th, Volunteers needed for Mayor’s Summer Night Lights, Yoga in the Park, and Civil War Medical Display.

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Fort Defiance played host to a one day Civil War Artifacts Exhibit

 

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – John and Nikki Walsh have been collecting Civil War antiquities for many years. During that time they have established a museum quality collection of historic Civil War artifacts from throughout the middle Tennessee region.

On Saturday many of these items came to Clarksville for a one-day exhibit at the Fort defiance visitors center.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

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