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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!

Here are just a few state park events in your area. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Remembers: Korean War and Vietnam War Veterans

 

Tennessee State Library and ArchivesNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Library and Archives presents two new exhibits honoring Veterans of both the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The exhibits opened in the TSLA Lobby November 9th, 2012 and will be running through March 1st, 2013.

In conjunction with our ongoing Tennessee Remembers veterans’ survey project, TSLA has prepared an exhibit featuring materials from David Brock, a Tennessean who served in the Korean War, and Christopher Ammons, a Tennessean who served in the Vietnam War. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University History Department helps remember War of 1812 at local conference

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In terms of notoriety, the War of 1812 isn’t nearly as popular with the general public as, say, the American Revolution or the Civil War.

But the conflict did have a pivotal impact on the United States, giving us the national anthem, Gen. Andrew Jackson and even Tennessee’s nickname as the “Volunteer State.”

Dr. Kristofer Ray, APSU assistant professor of history, Deanna Carter, APSU graduate student, and Dr. Donald Hickey, Wayne State College professor of history, meet at the Tennessee, the Atlantic World and the War of 1812 symposium in Nashville.

Dr. Kristofer Ray, APSU assistant professor of history, Deanna Carter, APSU graduate student, and Dr. Donald Hickey, Wayne State College professor of history, meet at the Tennessee, the Atlantic World and the War of 1812 symposium in Nashville.

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Tennessee State Library and Archives Launches New Initiatives to Honor Korean and Vietnam War Veterans

 

This Veterans Day, the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) launched a pair of projects aimed at preserving the history of those who served in the Vietnam and Korean Wars.

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – TSLA is asking veterans of the Vietnam and Korean Wars and their families to contribute items for a new archival collection called Tennessee Remembers: Vietnam and Korea Veterans. TSLA will accept all forms of original material including books, photographs, film, audiotapes, slides, negatives, artifacts, maps and letters. Professional archivists will arrange, organize and preserve the collections to ensure that donated materials are available to the public for research.

“My father is a Korean War veteran, and I had numerous relatives who both served and died as a result of their service in the VietNam War, so this initiative is particularly meaningful to me, said State Rep. Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville). “I look forward to the completion of the project and the preservation of this important era in our country’s history.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting November 11th

 

Tennessee - Honoring our veterans, great hikes, living history opportunities – these are just some of the fun Tennessee State Park activities planned in your area! Visit a Tennessee State Park and enjoy the colors, sounds and beauty of fall!

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!

Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of activities and events throughout the fall. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

Here are just a few state park events in your area. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting October 22nd

 

Tennessee - Ghosts and goblins take note!  It’s Halloween in Tennessee and there are several “spooky” fun events in store for kids and adults alike!  There also are some great early November events planned in the Middle Tennessee area from rock-climbing workshops to outstanding hikes to honoring our local Veterans!  Visit a Tennessee State Park and enjoy the colors, sounds and beauty of fall!

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!

Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of activities and events throughout the fall. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

Here are just a few state park events in your area. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting October 22nd

 

Fall in Tennessee is a glorious time! Tennessee State Parks has some of the very best events and programs the season has to offer – featuring a mosaic of color, pumpkins galore and a few tricks or treats up our sleeves! 

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!

Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of activities and events throughout the fall. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

Here are just a few state park events in your area. «Read the rest of this article»

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