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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 1st through July 5th, 2014

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs this summer. There are programs for children and adults.

Upcoming events include: The Secret World of Bats, Bird Hike, Dunbar Cave History Walk, Easy Night Hike, Kids Nature Games, and Eyes of the Night.

Dunbar Cave State Park.

Dunbar Cave State Park.

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for June 24th through June 28th, 2014

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs this summer. There are programs for children and adults.

Upcoming events include: Learn About Dunbar Cave SNA*, Bats and White Nose Syndrome*, Frogs and Toads*, History of Port Royal*, Night Hike and Night Sounds*, and Kids Nature Games.

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

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Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for August 5th through August 10th, 2013

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs this summer. There are programs for children and adults.

Upcoming events include:Wildflower Walk, Fishing Equipment and Techniques, History of Port Royal, Evening Trail Hike, APSU Bat Night and Nature Detectives!

The Dunbar Cave State Natural Area's Visitors Center

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Port Royal State Park History Lecture Series presents “Andrew Jackson and Indian Removal” July 30th

 

Tennessee State Parks - Port Royal State ParkAdams, TN – At 7:00pm July 30th, Port Royal State Park will hold their next session of the 2013 History Lecture Series. These lectures are presented by area historians and authors with most topics being part of the Trail of Tears 175th anniversary series.

This Tuesday, Cumberland University’s Mark Cheathem will speak about “Andrew Jackson and Indian Removal”.

Port Royal State Park - 2013 History Lecture Series

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Port Royal State Park History Lecture Series presents “Cherokee – European Relations in the 18th Century” July 9th

 

Tennessee State Parks - Port Royal State ParkAdams, TN – At 7:00pm July 9th, Port Royal State Park will hold their next session of the 2013 History Lecture Series “Remembering Indian Removal”. These lectures are presented by area historians and authors with most topics being part of the Trail of Tears 175th anniversary series.

This Tuesday, Austin Peay State University’s Kristofer Ray will speak about “Cherokee – European Relations in the 18th Century”.

Port Royal State Park - 2013 History Lecture Series

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Port Royal by Lantern

 

Port Royal State Historic ParkAdams, 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”.

Lantern Tours

Port Royal State Park’s Lantern Tours

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Port Royal Powwow Attracts Hundreds

 

In the best attended event of the past several years, the 15th Annual Clarksville Area Intertribal Powwow held at the Port Royal State Historical Site attracted hundreds of visitors from the surrounding area. The Native Cultural Circle sponsors this event each year and donates sets of books about the life and customs of Native Americans to Montgomery County elementary schools with the proceeds.

Visitors see beautiful regalia worn by many Native Americans, most of whom spend from Friday night through Sunday night or Monday morning in tents on the Powwow Grounds.

The Head Lady Mayola Maizeand the Head Man Jesse Cross lead a dance

The Head Lady Mayola Maizeand the Head Man Jesse Cross lead a dance

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Clarksville’s Native American Cultural Circle to hold 15th Annual Intertribal Powwow at Port Royal this weekend

 

Clarksville, TN – The Native Cultural Circle (NCC) of Clarksville will be holding their 15th annual Intertribal Powwow on October 13th and 14th; the festivities begin around 9:00am on Saturday, and 10:00am on Sunday. The Grand Entry that officially opens each day begins around Noon. Come out and take part in a two day celebration of Native American Culture and traditions. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks offer Great Holiday Fun in Middle Tennessee

 

Tennessee - If you are looking for some family fun with a holiday twist – join Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park for a special event this weekend! 

There are several events planned in the Middle Tennessee area — something for every age and ability.  We hope to see you there!  Stay tuned in the coming week for some great New Year’s Eve events!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 winter. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

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Port Royal State Park Announces New Interpretive Exhibits

 

Tennessee State ParksAdams, TN – Port Royal State Park today announced the installation of five new outdoor interpretive exhibits, designed to tell the story of the area’s history including information about the town of Port Royal and the Trail of Tears.
 
“As the first outdoor interpretative signage in the park, this is a great milestone toward our efforts to enhance visitors’ experiences in Port Royal State Park,” said Park Manager Allen Fenoseff. “These new exhibits will educate park visitors about the historic significance of Port Royal and the part this area played in shaping the state of Tennessee.”
 
Because Port Royal played such an important role in how travelers or settlers passed through Tennessee, transportation themes are prominently featured as part of the local community’s history. «Read the rest of this article»

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