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Customs House Museum receives restored Civil War diary

 

Local Groups, Individuals provide funds to have Civil War Diary cleaned, restored, returned to Custom House Museum

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – An important record of Clarksville’s past returned, cleaned and restored, this month to Customs House Museum and Cultural Center thanks to help from several local organizations and individuals.

Serepta Jordan’s diary from 1857 to 1864 in New Providence records murders, slave insurrections, the building of Fort Defiance (then known as Fort Sevier), mustering of troops, battles fought and lost during America’s Civil War, along with births, deaths, marriages, and details of daily 19th-century life.

Customs House Curator of Collections Kali Mason receives a $500.00 check from Jeff Harris, treasurer of the Montgomery County Historical Society, to help pay for restoration of the journal kept by New Providence resident Serepta Jordan from 1857 to 1864.

Customs House Curator of Collections Kali Mason receives a $500.00 check from Jeff Harris, treasurer of the Montgomery County Historical Society, to help pay for restoration of the journal kept by New Providence resident Serepta Jordan from 1857 to 1864.

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APSU history professor Minoa Uffelman part of team to restore Civil War-era diary

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Military conflicts are not fought in isolation, and the American Civil War was no different. While civilians like Serepta Jordan never lifted a musket, Jordan and millions like her felt its impact, and it is precisely that neglected perspective that made the discovery of her diary by area historians so significant.

A working-class woman living in Clarksville during the war, Jordan was not a name remembered by history.

Minoa Uffelman holding the $3,000 Archive Development Grant check from the State of Tennessee.

Minoa Uffelman holding the $3,000 Archive Development Grant check from the State of Tennessee.

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Austin Peay State University students join area historians in exploring Fort Defiance

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, 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.

Austin Peay Students learning about Fort Defiance from local historians.

Austin Peay Students learning about Fort Defiance from local historians.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation now hiring summer lifeguard positions

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Summer lifeguard positions are available with Clarksville Parks and Recreation at the city’s three outdoor pools: Beachaven, Swan Lake, and New Providence.

Make this summer count! Earn $8.00 an hour, feel a sense of pride working in an important position, and make new friends amongst co-workers all while making a difference in your community.

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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center adds New Addition to Collection Part of ‘A Time of Mourning’ Exhibit

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is showcasing items from its collection with the exhibit A Time of Mourning, now on display.

The exhibit highlights how rigorous mourning etiquette affected women’s attire; the grieving process is explored through clothing, photographs, and a variety of other objects.

‘A Time of Mourning’ Exhibit on display at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

‘A Time of Mourning’ Exhibit on display at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for March 14th, 2016

 

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: Wettest Egg Hunts, Clarksville Greenway Cleanup, and Fort Defiance Reenactment & book signing.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for March 13th, 2016

 

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: Wettest Egg Hunts, Clarksville Greenway Cleanup, New session of Tai Chi, and Spring Break Tumbling Camp.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for March 6th, 2016

 

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: Wettest Egg Hunts, Winter Gym, New session of Tai Chi, and Spring Break Tumbling Camp.

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Clarksville Park and Recreation’s fifth annual Wettest Egg Hunts to be held March 19th

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation is excited to host a not-so-typical egg hunt at the New Providence Indoor Aquatic Center, located at 166 Cunningham Lane, but you’d better reserve your spot soon as space is filling quickly!

Pre-registration for the Wettest Egg Hunt is required and can be completed online at www.cityofclarksville.com/wettestegghunt

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation releases Veterans Day Holiday Schedule

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, 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.

The Indoor Aquatic Center will be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm on Veterans Day.

The Indoor Aquatic Center will be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm on Veterans Day.

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