Topic: Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center
Clarksville, 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!
Clarksville, 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.
Book Signing for Author Carolyn Stier Ferrell to be held at Clarksville’s Fort Defiance Interpretive Center
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold Recruitment Event at Fort Defiance this Saturday, July 30th
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Davis to Speak about General John Bell Hood and Confederate Army Command in Tennessee
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
“Free at Last” traveling exhibition on Emancipation and Reconstruction on display at Fort Defiance Civil War Park
Clarksville, TN – For the last year of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area has expanded its traveling exhibition about emancipation and Reconstruction. “Free at Last!” tells the momentous story of the transition from slavery to freedom and the development of citizenship among formerly enslaved African Americans.
Doubled in size to eight banner stands, the exhibition now has panels focused on each of Tennessee’s three grand divisions. “Free at Last!” is available to museums and historic sites free of charge and is on view at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center in Clarksville from now to December 10th, 2015.
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