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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Halloween Event at Fort Defiance

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – On Friday, October 30th, 2020, prepare yourself for haunting historical tales of woe and terror! Fort Defiance will be hosting their annual Halloween at the Fort from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The event is recommended for ages 8 and over.

Visitors are invited to gather around the bonfire and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while listening to local ghost stories.

“Clarksville and the surrounding areas have a rich history of Native Americans, the Civil War, and more,” said William Parker, the Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance.

A bonfire and ghost stories highlight Halloween at Fort Defiance.

A bonfire and ghost stories highlight Halloween at Fort Defiance.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to reopen many Facilities, June 1st

 

City of Clarksville, Montgomery County enter Next Phase of Plans to bring back Fun and Games

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Many, but not all, Clarksville Parks and Recreation and Montgomery County Parks facilities and amenities will reopen Monday, June 1st, 2020 as the community enters the next phase of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reopening process.

Rental facilities, such as park pavilions, Wilma Rudolph Event Center, and Freedom Point will begin taking reservations. Each facility will have its own guidelines for maximum capacity, and social distancing will be required during events that use these facilities.

Clarksville Downtown Market

Clarksville Downtown Market

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation gathering information for “Clarksville and COVID-19: Saving Our Stories” project

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation is seeking to engage citizens in a historical documentation project about how the novel coronavirus pandemic has affected life in Clarksville.

Tracy Jepson, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, has designed a project titled “Clarksville and COVID-19: Saving Our Stories.”

Jepson is looking for local people who would be willing to share their COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic stories.

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts issues Coronavirus Directives

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation will postpone events, close some facilities

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts issued several directives on Thursday designed to mitigate the potential spread of the coronavirus outbreak, maintain necessary municipal services and protect the health and safety of citizens and the City’s workforce.

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Surrender of Clarksville event to be held at Fort Defiance

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – On Saturday, February 22nd, 2020, the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center will be hosting a living history event from 10:00am to 3:00pm to commemorate the surrender of Fort Defiance to Union soldiers in 1862.

The surrender of Clarksville was a significant event in Civil War history, opening the South to Union forces and the capture of Nashville. Uniformed soldiers will provide living history and cannon firing demonstrations. Visitors are invited to tour the permanent exhibit and view the film, “Crossroads of Change.”

Surrender of Clarksville to feature Uniformed Soldiers provide Living History and Cannon Firing Demonstrations at Fort Defiance.

Surrender of Clarksville to feature Uniformed Soldiers provide Living History and Cannon Firing Demonstrations at Fort Defiance.

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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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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold several Holiday Events for the Family

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of festive and fun events this holiday season.

Family-friendly events are affordably priced and will take place at several Parks and Recreation facilities.

Some of the events include: Veterans Appreciation Day, Community Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas on the Cumberland, Elf Splash, Clarksville Christmas Parade, 19th Century Christmas along with several new events.

Community Holiday Bazaar

Community Holiday Bazaar

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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center announces Frank Lott named Executive Director

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Frank Lott, local business and community leader, has been named the next Executive Director of the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center.

The announcement was made by Board Chair Brad Martin at the institution’s annual Director’s Brunch yesterday, (Saturday, November 2nd, 2019).

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

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Fort Defiance Civil War Park offers chance to Explore History

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – A community favorite historic site, Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan Street, offers a variety of upcoming family-friendly events.

Festivities are diverse, offering something for visitors of all ages looking to have a great time at one of Clarksville’s most treasured gathering places.

New! History Alive — 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Saturday, October 5th: Enjoy an evening of history, music, and 19th-century fare at this fundraiser hosted by the Friends of Fort Defiance.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Fort Defiance Civil War Park offers chance to explore history

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center will be offering a variety of events in September.

Festivities are free of charge and diverse, offering something for visitors of all ages looking to have a great time at one of Clarksville’s most treasured gathering places.

A community favorite historic site, Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center is located at 120 Duncan Street.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Centerhosts a variety of free events.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Centerhosts a variety of free events.

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