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Tennessee Guardsmen Fire Cannons in Celebration of Tennessee’s 225 Years of Statehood

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – On June 1st, 2021, Tennessee National Guardsmen from the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, headquartered in Knoxville, helped commemorate Tennessee’s 225th anniversary of statehood with celebratory cannon fire at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

Artillery crews fired blank rounds from three M116 Howitzers during the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park’s ceremony in honor of the park’s 25th anniversary and Tennessee’s 225th anniversary of Statehood Day.

Members of the Tennessee National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment take part in Tennessee’s 225th birthday celebration, June 1st, in Nashville. Three artillery crews fired 25 rounds from the belvedere just below the capital building overlooking the Bicentennial Mall in Nashville. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

Members of the Tennessee National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment take part in Tennessee’s 225th birthday celebration, June 1st, in Nashville. Three artillery crews fired 25 rounds from the belvedere just below the capital building overlooking the Bicentennial Mall in Nashville. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Civil War Historian to Speak at Fort Defiance

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – On January 11th, 2020, Author Jerry T. Wooten will speak at Fort Defiance on the important role the Union supply depot at Johnsonville, Tennessee, played in the Western Theater of the Civil War at 2:00pm

His new book, Johnsonville: Union Supply Operations on the Tennessee River and the Battle of Johnsonville, November 4th-5th, 1864, offers a wealth of new material about the creation and strategic role of the supply depot, the use of railroads and logistics, and its defense by U.S. Colored Troops.

Author Jerry T. Wooten to talk about new book Johnsonville on January 11th at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

Author Jerry T. Wooten to talk about new book Johnsonville on January 11th at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

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New Tennessee State Museum Opens Its Doors To The Public

 

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Tennessee State MuseumNashville, TN – The new Tennessee State Museum at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park opened its doors to the public Thursday, September 4th, 2018 with a ribbon cutting ceremony, comments by dignitaries and Museum officials, performances by area musicians and the participation of local schoolchildren.

“A lot of work has gone into this project, and I’m pleased to say that it is on time and under budget,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “Our goal was to build a museum that would 100 years from now reflect something that Tennesseans will be proud of and still be a vital part of Bicentennial Mall. I believe we’ve exceeded that goal with a space to showcase the rich history of our state and provide a memorable experience to visitors of all ages. This is an exciting day for Tennessee.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Senator Lamar Alexander, Speaker Beth Harwell and Tennessee State Museum executive director Ashley Howell are joined by other invited guests and dignitaries and students from John Early Museum Magnet Middle School to cut the ribbon marking the opening of the New Tennessee State Museum. (Nathan Morgan)

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Senator Lamar Alexander, Speaker Beth Harwell and Tennessee State Museum executive director Ashley Howell are joined by other invited guests and dignitaries and students from John Early Museum Magnet Middle School to cut the ribbon marking the opening of the New Tennessee State Museum. (Nathan Morgan)

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Tennessee State Museum announces Permanent, Temporary Exhibitions for October Opening

 

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Tennessee State MuseumNashville, TN – In October, a bold new vision for the Tennessee State Museum will be realized when it opens at the northwest corner of Rosa L. Parks Boulevard and Jefferson Street at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. It’s the first and only building in the Museum’s 81-year history dedicated exclusively for its use.

Housed in a 137,000-square-foot facility, the new location is built with the visitor in mind, with ample room to engage with history and the Museum’s vast collection of art and artifacts.

The permanent and temporary exhibitions on view when the Museum opens to the public on October 4th, 2018 at 1:30pm tell a variety of stories ranging from the First Tennesseans up to the present day. There will be no admission charge for any of the Museum’s new exhibitions.

Belle Isle from Lyon's View, a view along the Tennessee River at Knoxville, by James Cameron, 1861. Oil on Canvas. On exhibit in the Tennessee State's Museum as part of its Permanent Exhibitions.

Belle Isle from Lyon’s View, a view along the Tennessee River at Knoxville, by James Cameron, 1861. Oil on Canvas. On exhibit in the Tennessee State’s Museum as part of its Permanent Exhibitions.

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New Tennessee State Museum to open in October

 

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Tennessee State MuseumNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Museum is scheduled to open to the public on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at its new location on the corner of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Jefferson Street at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Grand opening events will take place throughout the weekend.

“Since we first started working on this project, the plan was to build a 100-year museum to showcase the rich history of our state and provide a memorable experience to visitors of all ages,” Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said. “It is exciting that we’re only months away from opening the doors to this important educational asset for Tennessee.”

Tennessee State Museum Grand opening scheduled for October 4th–7th at new Nashville location.

Tennessee State Museum Grand opening scheduled for October 4th–7th at new Nashville location.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is May 15th, 2013

 

The 110th meeting

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Hospital. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public.  Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic: “Johnsonville, TN: The End of the Line, November 4th, 1864”

Federal Camp at Johnsonville, TN

Federal Camp at Johnsonville, TN

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Tennessee History Festival to be held at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park October 19th-20th

 

Event Will Help Commemorate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary

Tennessee State Parks 75th AnniversaryNashville, TN – The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary, and to help commemorate this important milestone, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park will host its annual Tennessee’s History Festival October 19th-20th.

With a focus on Tennessee’s 216 years of statehood, the event blends education and entertainment, allowing school groups and families to experience day-to-day soldier life in history.  In year’s past, the festival has drawn more than 6,000 visitors to the park.

“We are very excited to celebrate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary this year,” said Park Manager Mike Cole.  “Tennessee’s History Festival offers something for the entire family and all age groups.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal urges caution with home medical oxygen

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The presence of portable, medical oxygen in the home has grown over the past decade, and so has the need for education about the fire hazards associated with its use. Medical oxygen adds a higher percentage of oxygen to the air a patient uses to breathe. Fire needs oxygen to burn. If a fire should start in an oxygen-enriched area, the material burning will burn more quickly.

“When more oxygen is present, any fire that starts will burn hotter and faster than usual,” Tennessee State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak says. “It is crucial to follow safety precautions when medical oxygen is in use in a home.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office gets early jump on Fire Prevention Month

 

Kids’ poster contest, Firefighters’ challenge precede October Capitol Mall event

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – October is Fire Prevention Month, but the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is gearing up early with fire safety-themed events throughout September.

Activities begin with the SFMO’s Annual Poster Contest, which is under way. State officials and local fire departments across Tennessee will be promoting participation in the fire prevention poster contest. Community school children across Tennessee will be creating posters based on the national fire prevention theme of the year: “Have 2 Ways Out.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park to Hold Tennessee’s History Festival November 11th-12th

 

Event will focus on Civil War history, featuring “Struggle for the Heartland” theme
 
Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – Tennessee’s History Festival will be held November 11th-12th at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville. With a focus on Civil War history, the event blends education and entertainment, allowing school groups and families to experience day-to-day soldier life during this important time in history.  In year’s past, the festival has drawn more than 6,000 visitors to the park.

“Tennessee’s History Festival offers something for the entire family and all age groups,” said Park Manager Mike Cole. “As we continue to commemorate the sesquicentennial of Tennessee’s involvement in the Civil War, I encourage everyone to join us for an up-close look into what military life was like during the 1860s.” «Read the rest of this article»

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