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Independence Day Event to be held at Montgomery County Historic Courthouse

 

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Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Independence Day commemoration at the Montgomery County Historic Courthouse provides citizens with the opportunity to experience history.

From the reading of the Declaration of Independence and the shooting of the cannon by the Sons of the American Revolution, the celebration brings Revolutionary history to life.

Experience History with the Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Shooting of the Cannon and the Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard.

Experience History with the Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Shooting of the Cannon and the Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard.

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Clarksville Foundry Casts Replica Cannon for Clarksville Rotary’s 100th Anniversary

 

Clarksville FoundryClarksville, TN – Clarksville Foundry is one of the oldest continuously operating foundries in the United States. The foundry’s origins predate the Civil War, having first opened in 1847.

While the family owned and operated foundry today casts component parts for a variety of industries, it once manufactured cannons and munitions for the Confederate States of America (1861-1862).

Clarksville Foundry cast the barrel and carriage of the replica Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun entirely in-house, which required 47 castings and 23 additional fabricated components. Clarksville Rotary Club commissioned the cannon in honor of its 100th Anniversary this month, and the cannon will be unveiled Friday in a ceremony on the Montgomery County Courthouse grounds. (Greg Williamson)

Clarksville Foundry cast the barrel and carriage of the replica Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun entirely in-house, which required 47 castings and 23 additional fabricated components. Clarksville Rotary Club commissioned the cannon in honor of its 100th Anniversary this month, and the cannon will be unveiled Friday in a ceremony on the Montgomery County Courthouse grounds. (Greg Williamson)

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Clarksville Parks & Recreation along with Friends of Fort Defiance to host Annual March to the Past this Saturday

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN –  On Saturday, May 6th, 2017 the Clarksville Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Fort Defiance will hold the annual March to the Past living history event from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan Street.

There will be live musket firing demonstrations at the annual March to the Past event this Saturday, May 6th.

There will be live musket firing demonstrations at the annual March to the Past event this Saturday, May 6th.

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Clarksville Parks & Recreation and the Friends of Fort Defiance to host Annual March to the Past, May 6th

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Fort Defiance will host this year’s March to the Past living history event from 10:00am to 3:00pm: Saturday, May 6th  at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan Street.

There will be live musket firing demonstrations at the annual March to the Past event.

There will be live musket firing demonstrations at the annual March to the Past event.

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Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to commemorate the 155th Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville

 

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a living history event to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the surrender of Fort Defiance to Union soldiers in 1862 from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, February 25th, 2017.

Visitors can see uniformed Civil War re-enactors from Porter’s Battery who will provide living history and canon firing demonstrations.

155th Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville event to be held at Fort Defiance, February 25th.

155th Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville event to be held at Fort Defiance, February 25th.

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Friends of Fort Defiance to hold Annual Fundraising Event Saturday, June 11th

 

Friends of Fort DefianceClarksville, TN – The Friends of Fort Defiance is excited to announce the date for this year’s March to the Past fundraising event to be held Saturday, June 11th from 10:00am – 3:00pm at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

Live demonstrations of quilting, firing, and camp life will be sure to give the community a clear depiction of the Civil War era.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for January 24th, 2016

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Spring Adult Softball Leagues Registration, Queen City Road Race T-shirt contest for kids, Free Silver Social to celebrate Mardi Gras, and 154th Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to commemorate the 154th Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to commemorate the 154th Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to commemorate the Surrender of Clarksville at Fort Defiance Interpretive Center

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a living history event to commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville on Saturday, February 6th from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Centern

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Friends of Fort Defiance’s March into the Past provides a look into yesteryear at the historic Civil War site

 

Friends of Fort DefianceClarksville, TN – The Friends of Fort Defiance held their annual March to the Past fundraiser at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center at the historic Civil War site in the New Providence area of Clarksville Tennessee on Saturday June 14th.

William Parker of the Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation who serves as the historical interpreter for Fort Defiance and the director of the Visitor Center appreciates their actions on behalf of the site. “The Friends of Fort Defiance of been in existence for much longer than the visitor center has been here,” he said. “It’s probably been 20 years that they have been around and each year they hold their March into the Past fund-raising event.”

Porter's Battery fires one of their canons at the March to the Past event

Porter’s Battery fires one of their canons at the March to the Past event

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Friends of Fort Defiance to hold March to the Past event this Saturday, June 14th

 

Friends of Fort DefianceClarksville, TN – The Friends of Fort Defiance will be holding their annual March to the Past fundraising event this Saturday, June 14th from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

Live demonstrations of quilting, firing, clothing, and medicine will be sure to give the community a clear depiction of the Civil War era.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

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