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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold “Christmas in Occupied Clarksville” Sunday, December 13th


Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – On Sunday, December 13th, 2015 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, Clarksville Parks and Recreation invites you to the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to experience the holidays as soldiers and civilians did in the 1860s.

2015 Christmas in Occupied Clarksville

Visitors to Christmas in Occupied Clarksville will be able to step back in time and see period decorations, visit with a nineteenth century Santa Claus, and enjoy eggnog, cakes and caroling.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center at 931.472.3351.

About Fort Defiance

Fort Defiance, which overlooks the confluence of the Red River and Cumberland River, was a cornerstone of the Confederate defense of the area and an important part of the eventual Union occupation of Clarksville. In 1982, Judge and Mrs. Sam Boaz, donated the property to the City of Clarksville.

In 2008, the City secured a $2.2 million federal grant that was combined with local funding and the process of construction of the interpretive center and walking trails began. The more than 1,500-square-foot Center features exhibits about the local area and the fort during the Civil War.

The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, is open Monday-Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm during the Fall & Winter.

About the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department

The mission of the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is to provide a variety of positive recreational experiences to enhance life values for individuals, families, and our diverse culture.

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