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Land Between The Lakes to hold Fort Henry Anniversary Program, February 8th, 2014

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – In February of 1862, “Between the Rivers” was bracing for war. Confederate forces occupied Fort Henry with Federal forces moving up the Tennessee River. Visit Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area to get outdoors and learn more about the American Civil War.

The popular Fort Henry Anniversary Program will take place on Saturday, February 8th from 1:00pm-2:30pm at The Homeplace. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Donelson National Battlefield Prepares for New Visitor Center Exhibits

 

US National Park ServiceDover, TN – After almost three years in the planning and design, Fort Donelson National Battlefield wishes to announce that final preparations are being made for the fabrication and installation of new and exciting exhibits in the national park’s visitor center.

The park’s current visitor center opened in 1962, the 100th anniversary of the 1862 Battles of Forts Henry and Donelson. Although the building and its original exhibits have been slightly modified over the years, they largely remain as they did half a century ago.

Artist concept of the new Exhibits in the Fort Donelson Visitor Center. (NPC)

Artist concept of the new Exhibits in the Fort Donelson Visitor Center. (NPC)

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LBL to host “Fort Henry 151st Anniversary Program”

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Visit Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area to get outdoors and learn more about the American Civil War.

The popular Fort Henry Anniversary Program will take place on Saturday, February 9th from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Come learn about the construction, the battle, and the legacy of Fort Henry during the event’s 151st Anniversary with invited historian, Susan “Ski” Witzofsky. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Donelson National Battlefield gets new Superintendent, Brian McCutchen

 

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Atlanta, GA – Brian Keith McCutchen took over responsibility as the new superintendent of Fort Donelson National Battlefield on October 21st. He most recently served as superintendent of the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, in Vincennes, IN.

“We are very pleased that Brian is joining the Southeast Region family,” said David Vela, Southeast Regional Director. “He has a diverse record of professional experience in many of our historic parks. He is an avid student of American military history.  That and his prior experiences as superintendent in two other parks will serve him and the Fort Donelson community very well.”

Brian K. McCutchen is the new Superintendent of Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Brian K. McCutchen is the new Superintendent of Fort Donelson National Battlefield

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Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to host Book Signing Event

 

Clarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host its first-ever book signing Saturday, February 18th from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Carolyn Stier Ferrell will be available to sign copies of her most recent book, “Occupied: The Story of Clarksville, Tennessee During the Civil War.”

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

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Land Between the Lakes announces Winter 2011 Eagle Viewing Trips

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Bundle up in your favorite sweater, come outdoors, and experience the enchanting sights on a bald eagle viewing trip, offered again at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area throughout the winter months.

Back by popular demand, LBL hosts a weekend of river cruises January 14th-15th, and a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day cruise January 16th, for up close views of the eagles from the water. «Read the rest of this article»

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Land Between the Lakes Offers New Program on “Life During the Civil War”

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will be adding a new Civil War themed program in honor of the sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War.

The new program, “Civil War Comes to The Homeplace” will be held at The Homeplace, a living history farm on the Tennessee portion of LBL, Saturday, December 3rd, from 10:00am-4:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»

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Special Living History Encampment at Fort Donelson

 
Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Dover, TN – This year the Nation commemorates the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War. This September 3rd and 4th, Fort Donelson National Battlefield will commemorate 150th anniversary of the building of this unique Confederate fort, Fort Donelson, along the Cumberland River.

On September 3rd and 4th, a living history encampment will be offered at the main unit of Fort Donelson National Battlefield, along Highway 79 in Dover, Tennessee. During the weekend, visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the strategic importance of this Confederate fort, how it was built, and why and how how troops were recruited for the Confederate cause. The encampment will be available from 10:00am to 4:00pm both days. «Read the rest of this article»

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The LBL Series: The Artillery Trail

 

This is the third in my on-going series of articles about Land between the Lakes.

The change in weather and my wife being pregnant have kept us from enjoying the great outdoors at Land between the Lakes.  But last weekend, we jumped at the chance to take advantage of the 50 degree, sunny weather.   We had our brunch picnic at the surprisingly empty Taylor Bay, located near the north end of LBL.

Wagon Trail on Artillery Trail

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LBL Offers Programs on the Fall of Fort Henry and “Life Before the Civil War”

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will be hosting Civil War themed programs at The Homeplace, a living history farm on the Tennessee portion of LBL, Saturday, February 12 and 19 from 10:00am-3:00pm. These programs will be offered in addition to the popular Fort Henry Anniversary Walk to be held again on Saturday, February 5th, from 2:30pm-4:00pm.

In February of 1862, “Between the Rivers” was bracing for war. Confederate forces occupied Fort Henry with Federal forces moving up the Tennessee River.  Relive the events before and during the siege of Fort Henry on this free guided walk around the remnants of Fort Henry’s outer fortifications. Meet at Fort Henry Hiking Trail Parking Lot at 2:30pm on February 5th, dress for the weather, waterproof footgear recommended, and moderate walking required. Prior to the walk, The Homeplace will be hosting a free Fort Henry Anniversary Program from 12:30pm-2:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»

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