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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

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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 hosts “Day with the Dead” at Fort Defiance

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – On Austin 10th, 2019, come out and join Clarksville Parks and Recreation for a meet and greet with historical residents of Clarksville’s past from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Fort Defiance Interpretive Center and Civil War Park, located at 120 Duncan Street.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation creates summer camps, programs for youths

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department has lined up a full schedule of camps and programs for youths of all ages for this summer. Parents are reminded that registration numbers are limited for all camps, so register early.

Registration is available online at www.CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec or in person at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation office, recreation centers and pools.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation has Online registration available for a variety of activities, age groups.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation has Online registration available for a variety of activities, age groups.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to offer BCycle tours of Downtown Clarksville

 

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces that the City of Clarksville’s popular bike-sharing system, Clarksville BCycle, will host two fall bike tours that will provide riders a great way to discover Downtown.

Guided BCycle bike rides will show off Downtown Clarksville.

Guided BCycle bike rides will show off Downtown Clarksville.

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Clarksville’s Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to hold “Sevier Days”

 

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville’s Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, is excited to present “Sevier Days,” an 18th century, pre-Civil War event from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Friday, September 14th, 2018 (school groups only) and 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, September 15th (open to the public).

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center Pre-Civil War event to include reenactors, musket firing demonstrations.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center Pre-Civil War event to include reenactors, musket firing demonstrations.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is May 16th, 2018

 

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Healthcare. 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.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable's next program will be held Wednesday, May 16th.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next program will be held Wednesday, May 16th.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan helps open Black History Month

 

Proclamation honors committee, Rev. Jimmy Terry

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan joined community leaders for the opening of Black History Month in Clarksville, and formally proclaimed February as a special time to “celebrate the achievements and contributions made by African Americans to our economic, cultural, spiritual and political development.”

Mayor McMillan commended the Rev. Anderson Grant, chairman, and Pastor Frank Washington for their work with the Clarksville Black History Month Committee, which organized the February 1st Opening Celebration.

Servella Terry (right), widow of the late Rev. Jimmy Terry Sr., joined Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan at the podium to present the Black History Month proclamation.

Servella Terry (right), widow of the late Rev. Jimmy Terry Sr., joined Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan at the podium to present the Black History Month proclamation.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation offers Two Fall BCycle Tours

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville’s popular bike-sharing system, Clarksville BCycle, will host two fall bike tours that will provide riders a great way to discover Downtown Clarksville.

Both tours will be led by William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance Interpretive Center & Civil War Park. Each participant will be provided a BCycle and a safety vest. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bicycle helmet.

Guided BCycle bike rides will show off Downtown Clarksville.

Guided BCycle bike rides will show off Downtown Clarksville.

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APSU History Students present new research at Fort Defiance

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Members of the Austin Peay State University History Club recently had the opportunity to present new research related to Fort Defiance at the historical site’s newest event, titled “Fresh Research, New Discoveries.”

A partnership between APSU’s History Club, Phi Alpha Theta history honors society and Fort Defiance, and funded through a Student Academic Success Initiative grant from APSU faculty senate, “Fresh Research, New Discoveries” saw Austin Peay students John Schuler and Jenny Brown explore the histories of African American men and women during the Civil War.

APSU History Club presented new research about Fort Defiance at “Fresh Research, New Discoveries” event. (Austin Peay State University)

APSU History Club presented new research about Fort Defiance at “Fresh Research, New Discoveries” event. (Austin Peay State University)

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