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Fort Donelson National Battlefield Prepares for New Visitor Center Exhibits

 

US National Park ServiceDover, TN – After almost three years in the planning and design, Fort Donelson National Battlefield wishes to announce that final preparations are being made for the fabrication and installation of new and exciting exhibits in the national park’s visitor center.

The park’s current visitor center opened in 1962, the 100th anniversary of the 1862 Battles of Forts Henry and Donelson. Although the building and its original exhibits have been slightly modified over the years, they largely remain as they did half a century ago.

Artist concept of the new Exhibits in the Fort Donelson Visitor Center. (NPC)

Artist concept of the new Exhibits in the Fort Donelson Visitor Center. (NPC)

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Battle Chats at Fort Donelson National Battlefield

 

US National Park ServiceDover, TN – From now until August 31st, 2013, Park Rangers from the Fort Donelson National Battlefield will be conducting “Battle Chats” daily at different tour stops.

Join a Park Ranger and learn a bit more about the park, the stories they preserve and share, and the resources they protect for future generations.

Meet the Park Ranger at the locations below at 11:00am daily. (Program will be cancelled in case of inclement weather, intense heat, staff shortages.)

Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Fort Donelson National Battlefield

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The Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is January 18th, 2012

 

The 94th Meeting

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable

Clarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Hospital. 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.

The meetings topic is “How Dover Tennessee Failed Public History and How Public History Failed Dover” «Read the rest of this article»

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EDGE! Myths and Legends Tour

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Spend an evening with EDGE! on a narrated tour of amazing historical sites in the Fort Campbell area.  Participants will drive by historical sites and learn the myths and legends that surround places like the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park, Historic site in Adams, TN, and the Smith-Trahern Mansion in Clarksville.

They’ll hear some of the civil war history surrounding the Fort Donelson National Battlefield and learn about the “Surrender House”. This tour is an EDGE! special event and is FREE to CYSS registered teens ages 13 to 18. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Cumberland River crests at Dover

 

Sandbags protecting the Surrender House with the Cumberland River within 20 feet.Dover, TN – Early Wednesday morning, May 5th, the Cumberland River crested at Dover, TN at a level of 372.9 feet. The river is now slowly starting to fall. During the May 2010 floods, the Cumberland River at Dover crested at 374 feet.  The National Weather Service still has Dover under a flood warning until 10:45am Saturday.

Several roads, in the low laying areas, are closed due to high water. One of these roads is Bumpus Mills road, right off Hwy 79, just outside of Dover,  next to the Pit Stop Market.

Bumpus Mills Road, right next to the Pit Stop Market, closed due to high waters.

Bumpus Mills Road, right next to the Pit Stop Market, closed due to high waters.

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