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Customs House Museum to hold Andrew Jackson and the War of 1812 Presentation on October 15th

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – On Sunday, October 15th, 2017, Dr. Tom Kanon will give a presentation on Andrew Jackson and the War of 1812 in the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center’s Turner Auditorium.

The program is from 2:00pm–4:00pm with free admission to the public.

Tennesseans At War by Tom Kanon

Tennesseans At War by Tom Kanon

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War of 1812 Talk, Marker Dedication set for October 15th

 

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council, in conjunction with Customs House Museum, is sponsoring an unveiling of a historic highway marker commemorating Clarksville’s role in the War of 1812.

The marker will be placed on Riverside Drive near the site where Middle Tennessee volunteer militia boarded flatboats for the long journey to fight with General Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans, the last conflict in the war.

War of 1812 Boat Re-Enactment

War of 1812 Boat Re-Enactment

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum October 2017 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in October at the Museum are: The X Housewife Portraits by Kit Kite, Ed Nash: Terrain, Ann Nichols: Split Focus, Tamara Reynolds: Southern Route, and Veiled Abstractions: L.A. Bachman.

LA Bachman - Tap

LA Bachman – Tap

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Montgomery County Commissioner Monroe Gildersleeve completes Trustee Certification Program

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Commissioner Monroe Gildersleeve, District 18, recently completed the Trustee Certification Program for Tennessee Library Trustees.

The Tennessee Trustee Certification Program was launched by the Tennessee State Library and Archives on July 1st, 2015 to serve volunteer library board members (called trustees in state law).

Montgomery County Commissioner Monroe Gildersleeve

Montgomery County Commissioner Monroe Gildersleeve

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Austin Peay State University Faculty win Duke Award for editing “The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams”

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – In 1862, the author of “The American Stud Book,” a breed registry for thoroughbred horses, became one of the least popular people in Montgomery County. His name was Col. Sanders Bruce, and as an officer in the Union Army, he oversaw the military occupation of Clarksville during the Civil War.

“Well upon Christmas day Colonel Bruce with his ‘whiskey jug’ and several regiments took possession of this place and here they have been ever since,” Nannie Haskins Williams, a 16-year-old Clarksville resident, wrote in her diary a year later. “And here I am too still writing in my journal about those detestable blue coats for whom I have such a disgust.”

Civil War diary edited by Austin Peay State University faculty wins Duke award

Civil War diary edited by Austin Peay State University faculty wins Duke award

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Austin Peay State University History lecture to examine state’s first governor, John Sevier

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 1794, a man named Valentine Sevier sent an urgent letter from his home along the Cumberland River, in what is now Clarksville, to his brother John. In it, he described a recent attack by Native Americans on their small settlement.

The attackers, he wrote, “scalped my daughter Rebecca. I hope she still will recover.”

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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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New Tennessee State Library and Archives Exhibit to Highlight Baseball’s “Yankee Killer” from Tennessee

 

Tennessee State Library and ArchivesNashville, TN – Major league baseball fans tend to fall into one of two categories: Those who love the New York Yankees and those who loathe the New York Yankees. As a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, Nashville native Johnny Beazley gave the latter group a lot to cheer about when he led his team in two of the four victories over the Yankees in the 1942 World Series.

Johnny Beazley of the St Louis Cardinals

Johnny Beazley of the St Louis Cardinals

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Tennessee State Museum to open Groundbreaking Slavery Exhibit

 

Tennessee State MuseumNashville, TN – A groundbreaking exhibit about the slaves and slaveholders who worked and resided at a distinctive plantation in Tennessee will open next year at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville.

The exhibit, Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, looks at the lives of both the enslaved African Americans and their white owners on the 13,000 acre plantation in Robertson County, Tennessee. The exhibition, which is free to the public, will open February 11th and close August 31st, 2014.

Allen, Emanuel, Granville, and Henny Washington, former slaves of the Wessyngton Plantation in Robertson County, taken about 1890, courtesy of John Baker.

Allen, Emanuel, Granville, and Henny Washington, former slaves of the Wessyngton Plantation in Robertson County, taken about 1890, courtesy of John Baker.

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Tennessee State Park Events starting June 11th, 2013

 

Tennessee State ParksTennessee – As you make plans for the coming weekend, consider the recreational quality and outstanding value of Tennessee State Parks. From hiking to swimming to golfing to canoeing – most activities are free and there’s something for every age and ability.

Some upcoming Tennessee State Parks events are: Looking Back: The Civil War in TN, Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals and Astronomy Weekends.

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

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