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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for June 7th, 2015

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, 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: Fun with Fido, Friends of Fort Defiance Annual Fundraiser, Adult Karate, Rally on the Cumberland and Free summer fun this June and July.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for June 1st, 2015

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, 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’s Wonder Kids Triathlon, Adult Karate, Movies in the Park, and Friends of Fort Defiance Annual Fundraising Event.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is January 21st, 2015

 

Our 130th meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Medical Center.

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.

Topic: “The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams: A Southern Woman’s Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction.”

Dr. Minoa Uffelman holds a copy of the new book “The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams: A Southern Woman’s Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863-1890.” (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

Dr. Minoa Uffelman holds a copy of the new book “The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams: A Southern Woman’s Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863-1890.” (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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Fort Defiance held annual Christmas in Occupied Clarksville celebration

 

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – On December 15th, 2014 Fort Defiance Interpretive Center held their second annual Christmas in Occupied Clarksville. The allows visitors to the Civil War Fort to experience the holidays as soldiers and civilians would have during the 1860s.

“The public reception to Christmas in Occupied Clarksville as been absolutely overwhelming,” said William Parker, the Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance. “We are very very very pleased at the turnout, we didn’t expect this many people but by golly we’re glad they came to celebrate the Christmas season with us here at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center.”

Phyllis Smith from the Friends of Fort defiance talks to the visitors to the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center during Christmas in Occupied Clarksville

Phyllis Smith from the Friends of Fort defiance talks to the visitors to the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center during Christmas in Occupied Clarksville

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Austin Peay State University professors publish Civil War diary about life in Clarksville

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a cold night in February 1862, the moans and whimpers of injured Confederate soldiers filled the streets of Clarksville.

Hospitals had been set up in local buildings to treat the wounded, following the Battle of Fort Donelson in nearby Dover, and whispered rumors claimed the Union army was heading for the city.

Dr. Minoa Uffelman holds a copy of the new book “The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams: A Southern Woman’s Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863-1890.” (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

Dr. Minoa Uffelman holds a copy of the new book “The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams: A Southern Woman’s Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863-1890.” (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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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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