Topic: Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Nashville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Tennessee State Museum
Nashville, 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 State Museum
Nashville, 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.
Tennessee State Museum
Nashville, 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.”
The 110th meeting
Clarksville, 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”
Event Will Help Commemorate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary
Nashville, 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»
Nashville, 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»
Kids’ poster contest, Firefighters’ challenge precede October Capitol Mall event
Nashville, 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»
Event will focus on Civil War history, featuring “Struggle for the Heartland” theme
“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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