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APSU History Honor Society celebrates 50th anniversary

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In May of 1961, a group of young Austin Peay State University students, believing that they were living at the end of history, chartered a new campus honor society focused on studying the past.

“We thought we had missed all the great things,” Riley Darnell (’62), former Tennessee secretary of state and founding member of the club, said. “There would be no more wars.”

Associate professor of history Dr. Minoa Uffelman, APSU President Tim Hall, state Sen. Tim Barnes, former Tennessee secretary of state Riley Darnell, state Rep. Joe Pitts and PAT president Deanna Carter gather at the chapter’s 50th anniversary celebration. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Public Relations and Marketing).

Associate professor of history Dr. Minoa Uffelman, APSU President Tim Hall, state Sen. Tim Barnes, former Tennessee secretary of state Riley Darnell, state Rep. Joe Pitts and PAT president Deanna Carter gather at the chapter’s 50th anniversary celebration. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Public Relations and Marketing).

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APSU Homecoming 2011 is October 24th-30th with the theme ‘Jurassic Peay’

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will celebrate Homecoming 2011 with the theme, “Jurassic Peay.”

Homecoming is October 24th-30th. Here is a list of events planned as part of the weeklong celebration. Many of the events are open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»

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Local groups to hold Civil War events

 
Whit McMahan as Abraham Lincoln in 2008

Whit McMahan as Abraham Lincoln in 2008

Clarksville, TN – On Saturday, November 6th, several local groups are sponsoring a re-enactment of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, an antebellum luncheon, and campaigning for the 1860 Presidential Election, as a prelude to Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration. This re-enactment, which takes place 150 years to the day after the 1860 election, is sponsored by Arts and Heritage Development Council, Montgomery County Historical Society, Clarksville Department of Parks & Recreation and Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Woodward Libary Society to present its first fall program

 

woodwardsocietylogo The Woodward Library Society at Austin Peay State University will have its first fall program at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15 at F&M Bank, located at 50 Franklin St.

The program, will feature Riley Darnell, former Tennessee secretary of state. He will speak briefly on the development of the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL), which was implemented during his term of office. TEL, a program of the Tennessee State Library and Archives, is a virtual library that provides free access to thousands of resources for all Tennesseans.

A live demonstration showing how TEL is able to link users to more than 400,000 electronic resources also will be a part of the program.

For more information about The Woodward Library Society’s fall programs, contact Joe Weber, library director, by telephone at (931) 221-7613 or by e-mail at .

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AHDC annual Lifetime Achievement Awards a festive affair

 

Guests enjoy the buffet table at the 2008 AHDC Lifetime Achievements Awards

The highlight of the Arts and Heritage Development Council’s annual membership drive was the Lifetime Achievement Awards presentations at Emerald Hill Pace Alumni Center. The festive atmosphere of the gala event was well suited to the occasion. Splendid appetizers and refreshment accompanied by the soft chamber music played by APSU Music Dept. students graced the warm and cordial atmosphere of the evening as family, friends, co-workers and AHDC members greeted one another and mingled freely.

Friday evening, November 8th, the Arts and Heritage Development Council of Clarksville and Montgomery County bestowed its Arts and Heritage Lifetime Achievement Awards during the Annual Membership Drive at Emerald Hill Pace Alumni Center. This event is held to raise money through memberships and to honor outstanding citizen’s who have made enormous contributions in the Arts and in Heritage.

Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Johnson and Mrs. Emma Canard

Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Johnson and Mrs. Emma Canard

This year’s Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Sharon and George Mabry. The Mabrys have excelled in individual music careers and endeavors that have earned each of them success and renown in the higher echelons of professional music performance circles. The Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Riley Darnell, Tennessee Secretary of State.

Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Johnson gave the biography of each Arts Lifetime Achievement honoree. Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers gave the biography for Heritage Lifetime Achievement honoree Riley Darnell. Howard Winn was especially expressive of appreciation for the support Secretary Darnell has shown in support of the Fort Defiance Historical Park initiative. AHDC Executive Director Dianne Batson-Smith presented each honoree with their award. The Emerald Hill Pace Alumni Center proved the perfect setting for the enthusiastic and jovial gathering of honorees and an appreciative audience. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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