Clarksville, TN – The Soto Cano Air Base sits at the bottom of the Comayagua Valley in the Central American nation of Honduras. It’s home to about 500 U.S. Army soldiers, and this past January, a handful of them gathered inside a small wood hut with a sheet metal roof.
The building served as a classroom for the first “on-the-ground” college courses offered at the remote base, and Dr. Sheena Harris,assistant professor of history, traveled all the way from Clarksville to teach the new classes.
Festival | Friday April 19th | 5:00pm-10:00pm
Clarksville, TN – The 11th Annual Rivers and Spires Festival kicked off last night with performances by several outstanding bands that rocked Downtown Clarksville. The Festival continues tonight at 5:00pm with more music and activities for the entire family.
Chris Monhollen a multi-talented musician and award winning vocalist from Clarksville, Tennessee hits the Family Fun Stage at 5:00pm. He has performed in numerous shows and local festivals in the Middle Tennessee area.
Austin Peay State University begins Three-Year Bachelor’s degrees, 3+1 Bachelor’s to Master’s programs in Spring 2013
Clarksville, TN – Beginning with the Spring 2013 semester, students atwill be able to earn their degrees faster so they can seek employment sooner after graduation.
That’s because APSU has launched the new Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree, as well as the 3+1 Bachelor’s to Master’s program. «Read the rest of this article»
Customs House Museum receives $500k donation from Clarksville Jaycees Foundation for new exhibit “Becoming Clarksville: Honoring Legacies of Leadership”
Clarksville, TN – Theand Cultural Center is proud to announce that Heritage Hall, the museum’s main exhibit gallery in the 1898 Customs House building will be named in honor of the Clarksville Jaycees Foundation.
Adams, TN – If you’re looking for the perfect fall Family event why not try out a free event this week at Port Royal State Historic Park.
For the 5th year in a row Port Royal State Historic Park will be hosting its largely attended and popular “Port Royal by Lantern”.
Civil War Battle at Fort Donelson teaches principles of Leadership to Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” leaders
Written by Sgt. Charlene Moler
Dover, TN – There are very few things that remain constant throughout the evolution of combat and the military. Officers and senior enlisted from 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in a staff ride to the Fort Donelson Battlefield September 28th to learn the principles of leadership during the Civil War still hold true today.
The concept of a staff ride is to learn from historical battles by understanding what happened, the reason for the outcome of the battle and how those lessons can be applied in present conflicts.
Class Is In Session at the Roxy Regional Theatre with the Family-Friendly Musical “Schoolhouse Rock Live”, Beginning April 14th
Clarksville, TN – Class is in session this spring at the ! For three Saturday afternoons beginning April 14th, the Roxy instructs a whole new generation to “Unpack Your Adjectives,” “Do the Circulation” and meet up at “Conjunction Junction” with the pop-culture phenomenon “Schoolhouse Rock Live!”
Based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series, this family-friendly musical teaches history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs and an energetic cast of characters portrayed by Melanie Beck, Josh Bernaski, Ryan Bowie, Hannah Church, Matt DuMont, Regan Featherstone, Ashley Laverty, Rob Rodems, Cassie Thompson and Kendall Anne Thompson. «Read the rest of this article»
Event will focus on Civil War history, featuring “Struggle for the Heartland” theme
“Tennessee’s History Festival offers something for the entire family and all age groups,” said Park Manager Mike Cole. “As we continue to commemorate the sesquicentennial of Tennessee’s involvement in the Civil War, I encourage everyone to join us for an up-close look into what military life was like during the 1860s.” «Read the rest of this article»
Inauguration viewing linked to curriculum; some CMCSS students denied a view of “history as it happened”
“Are you kidding me?” was my initial response when the parents of two Clarksville students (middle and high schoolers) reported that their two students (high school and middle school) were not afforded the opportunity to view the presidential Inauguration in their Clarksville-Montgomery County School System classrooms.
The parental understanding was that by CMCSS decree “unless the inauguration was directly related to what was being taught in a given class” the inauguration would not be watched. “Are you kidding me?” was quickly followed by feelings that can best be described as “appalled, irate, embarassed…”
I, as a writer, history lover, activist, parent and grandparent, was, well, stunned.
“Classroom teachers were not allowed to show the inauguration unless it dealt specifically with curriculum.” The parents in question said their understanding was that some parents did not want their children “to be ‘exposed’” to the views of the candidate.” Candidate. First of all, Barack Obama stopped being a candidate when he won the election in November, 2008. Having taken the oath of office, he IS the President. «Read the rest of this article»
Fort Defiance Park, located at 120 A Street in New Providence, is the site of a Civil War-era fort used by the and later occupied by the Union Army. Today the earthworks (mounds) of the original fort are all that remain. The new interpretive center will illustrate through images and artifacts the story of Fort Defiance and the significance of the fort’s position as a controlling point on the Cumberland River.
The interpretive center will also feature exhibits depicting the history of the New Providence area starting with the Frontier Era (1780-1819), to the Steamboat Era (1819-1843), The Civil War Era (1861-1864), and through the Reconstruction Era (1865-1876).
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