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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold Recruitment Event at Fort Defiance this Saturday, July 30th


Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – On Saturday, July 30th, Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department will host a Recruitment Event at Fort Defiance Civil War Park from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Come spend the day as re-enactors conduct an historical “recruiting” event.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center Recruitment Event to be held Saturday, July 30th.

Throughout the day children can visit the Commanding Officers to enlist into either the Confederate or Union Armies and then drill with the soldiers before receiving their “discharge” papers.

Soldiers and ladies dressed in period uniforms and attire will be on site to share stories about what it was like to be a soldier or woman in the 19th century. Greg Wernke will conduct two demonstrations entitled, “Papers Please” and “Tools of the Soldier”.

The event is free and all ages are welcome. No registration is required.

About Fort Defiance

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive CenterFort Defiance, which overlooks the confluence of the Red and Cumberland Rivers, 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.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center 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

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department OfficeThe 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.

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of recreational facilities and activities for all ages, maintains more than 700 acres of parks and facilities, provides 22 park facilities that offer a variety of amenities, including playgrounds, picnic areas, walking trails and pavilions or picnic shelters and maintains three community centers with year-round programming for youth, adults and seniors, as well as four public swimming pools

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is located at 102 Public Square, Clarksville.

To learn more call 931.645.7476.




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