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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is May 16th, 2018

 

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at the Bone & 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.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable's next program will be held Wednesday, May 16th.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next program will be held Wednesday, May 16th.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan helps open Black History Month

 

Proclamation honors committee, Rev. Jimmy Terry

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan joined community leaders for the opening of Black History Month in Clarksville, and formally proclaimed February as a special time to “celebrate the achievements and contributions made by African Americans to our economic, cultural, spiritual and political development.”

Mayor McMillan commended the Rev. Anderson Grant, chairman, and Pastor Frank Washington for their work with the Clarksville Black History Month Committee, which organized the February 1st Opening Celebration.

Servella Terry (right), widow of the late Rev. Jimmy Terry Sr., joined Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan at the podium to present the Black History Month proclamation.

Servella Terry (right), widow of the late Rev. Jimmy Terry Sr., joined Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan at the podium to present the Black History Month proclamation.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation offers Two Fall BCycle Tours

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – 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 Clarksville.

Both tours will be led by William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance Interpretive Center & Civil War Park. Each participant will be provided a BCycle and a safety vest. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bicycle helmet.

Guided BCycle bike rides will show off Downtown Clarksville.

Guided BCycle bike rides will show off Downtown Clarksville.

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APSU History Students present new research at Fort Defiance

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Members of the Austin Peay State University History Club recently had the opportunity to present new research related to Fort Defiance at the historical site’s newest event, titled “Fresh Research, New Discoveries.”

A partnership between APSU’s History Club, Phi Alpha Theta history honors society and Fort Defiance, and funded through a Student Academic Success Initiative grant from APSU faculty senate, “Fresh Research, New Discoveries” saw Austin Peay students John Schuler and Jenny Brown explore the histories of African American men and women during the Civil War.

APSU History Club presented new research about Fort Defiance at “Fresh Research, New Discoveries” event. (Austin Peay State University)

APSU History Club presented new research about Fort Defiance at “Fresh Research, New Discoveries” event. (Austin Peay State University)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Summer Camps

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for summer with a full schedule of camps and programs for all ages.

Parents are reminded that registration numbers are limited for all camps, so register early.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to host Indian Artifact Display at Fort Defiance this Saturday

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation will host an Indian artifact display from 10:00am to 3:00pm Saturday, April 8th at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan Street.

Bring those items lurking in your closet or collecting dust on your display shelves to have them identified.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation offers Spring Break fun

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Springtime is near and Clarksville Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of fun activities for you to enjoy while school is out during Spring Break.

The Kleeman Community Center, Crow Community Center and Burt-Cobb Community Center will be open daily during normal operating hours.

Burt-Cobb Community Center

Burt-Cobb Community Center

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Women’s History Month Celebration at Fort Defiance Interpretive Center

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host its first event with a specific focus on women’s history from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday, March 11th to celebrate Women’s History Month.

Stories will be shared about the women who lived on the site throughout its history.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to commemorate the 155th Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville

 

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a living history event to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the surrender of Fort Defiance to Union soldiers in 1862 from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, February 25th, 2017.

Visitors can see uniformed Civil War re-enactors from Porter’s Battery who will provide living history and canon firing demonstrations.

155th Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville event to be held at Fort Defiance, February 25th.

155th Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville event to be held at Fort Defiance, February 25th.

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Fort Defiance Civil War Park to hold “A Soldier’s Burden” presentation Saturday

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center will host historical interpreter William Parker’s presentation of “A Soldier’s Burden” at 1:00pm Saturday, January 21st as part of a new educational programming series, Life in the 1800’s.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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