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APSU commemorating Women’s Suffrage anniversary with year of Special Events

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) is celebrating the anniversary of Women’s Suffrage with a year of special events.

On the unbearable hot morning of August 26th, 1920, anyone fanning themselves with that day’s Nashville Tennessean newspaper saw a frontpage photo of Gov. A. H. Roberts signing the state’s passage of the 19th Amendment.

A model of the proposed Clarksville statue honoring the 19th amendment.

A model of the proposed Clarksville statue honoring the 19th amendment.

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Clarksville’s Fort Defiance Civil War Park offers story time, tea time

 

History comes alive at Clarksville’s Civil War Park

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Visit Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center for two new opportunities to learn during the month of March.

A new program, Fort Defiance Story Time will be from 10:00am-11:00am on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council awards Arts, Heritage Lifetime Achievement Awards

 

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – Four Clarksvillians were recently honored by the Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council for their achievements in art and in preserving our heritage.

Cindy Marsh, professor emerita of art at Austin Peay State University, and graphic designer Mike Fink received the Lifetime Achievement in Art award, and local historians Rosalind Kurita and Carolyn Stier Ferrell received the Lifetime Achievement in Heritage award.

Mike Fink and Cindy Marsh

Mike Fink and Cindy Marsh

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Austin Peay State University to host talk, symposium on Clarksville, African-Americans and the Civil War

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Upon issuing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, more than three million slaves in Confederate areas were recognized as free by the Union.

The Union army wasted little time recruiting those newly freed men into service, with some 1,800 Clarksville residents answering the call, joining the Union army as members of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) in ceremonies on the Clarksville public square.

Austin Peay assistant professor of history Dr. Kelly Jones.

Austin Peay assistant professor of history Dr. Kelly Jones.

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APSU associate professor, service-learning students assist on project to honor area veterans

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Every veteran has a story, but not every veteran’s story is remembered by history.

For each acclaimed general or honored battlefield leader, there have been countless American men and women who sacrificed their time, bodies and lives to protect their country — only to see their unique stories go untold after they took off the uniform.

Austin Peay State University Associate Professor Kevin Tanner holds up a copy of his latest volume release of the book "Faces of Valor."

Austin Peay State University Associate Professor Kevin Tanner holds up a copy of his latest volume release of the book “Faces of Valor.”

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City of Clarksville, Planters Bank, Historical Society join to dedicated restored Arlington Monument

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville formally rededicated the restored Arlington Hotel monument on Second Street, along with the Montgomery County Historical Society and Planters Bank, which donated money to make the project come alive.

The stone monument commemorates the Arlington Hotel, a three-story brick building that stood on the site from 1887 until it was razed in 1973. The City’s Cumberland Place Parking Plaza garage was built on the site in 1992.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Joe Pitts of Planters Bank, and Kurt Bryant of the County Historical Society helped unveil the newly restored Arlington Hotel monument on Second Street in Downtown Clarksville. «Read the rest of this article»

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City of Clarksville restores Arlington monument stones

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville has completed restoration of the Arlington Hotel monument on Second Street, thanks to the Montgomery County Historical Society and an anonymous donor.

The stone monument commemorates the Arlington Hotel, a three-story brick building that stood on the site from 1887 until it was razed in 1973. The City’s Cumberland Place Parking Plaza garage was built on the site in 1992.

City of Clarksville, donor, Montgomery County Historical Society collaborate on project to restore Arlington monument stones.

City of Clarksville, donor, Montgomery County Historical Society collaborate on project to restore Arlington monument stones.

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Customs House Museum receives restored Civil War diary

 

Local Groups, Individuals provide funds to have Civil War Diary cleaned, restored, returned to Custom House Museum

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – An important record of Clarksville’s past returned, cleaned and restored, this month to Customs House Museum and Cultural Center thanks to help from several local organizations and individuals.

Serepta Jordan’s diary from 1857 to 1864 in New Providence records murders, slave insurrections, the building of Fort Defiance (then known as Fort Sevier), mustering of troops, battles fought and lost during America’s Civil War, along with births, deaths, marriages, and details of daily 19th-century life.

Customs House Curator of Collections Kali Mason receives a $500.00 check from Jeff Harris, treasurer of the Montgomery County Historical Society, to help pay for restoration of the journal kept by New Providence resident Serepta Jordan from 1857 to 1864.

Customs House Curator of Collections Kali Mason receives a $500.00 check from Jeff Harris, treasurer of the Montgomery County Historical Society, to help pay for restoration of the journal kept by New Providence resident Serepta Jordan from 1857 to 1864.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council lifetime Achievement Awards to be held Monday, December 5th

 

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – Two Clarksvillians will be honored this Monday, December 5th, by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council for their achievement in art and in preserving our heritage.

Dr. James Diehr, professor emeritus of art at Austin Peay State University, will receive the Lifetime Achievement in Art award and Inga Filippo, APSU professor emerita of library science, will receive the Lifetime Achievement in Heritage award.

Inga Filippo to receive the Lifetime Achievement in Heritage award.

Inga Filippo to receive the Lifetime Achievement in Heritage award.

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Votes for Women 100th Anniversary Commemoration

 

Votes for Women Memories Wanted

Women's SuffarageClarksville, TN – Tennesseans changed the nation August 26th, 1920 by ratifying the 19th Amendment to the U.S Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Although there were ardent advocates both for and against ratification, little is known about local activities and organizations on either side.

Do you know family or community stories of events or individuals involved in this major social and political change? A story about that first vote your grandmother or her mother cast? What people thought would change once women voted? What did change? They are valuable memories that deserve to be preserved and without delay.

Clarksville Women's Suffrage. Constance Rudolph, in dark suit, front row, right, is the only person identified. (Montgomery County Archives)

Clarksville Women’s Suffrage. Constance Rudolph, in dark suit, front row, right, is the only person identified. (Montgomery County Archives)

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