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City of Clarksville offices will be closed to observe Juneteenth on June 18th

 

Community celebrations will be Saturday, June 19th

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – City of Clarksville offices will be closed and City employees will have a paid holiday on Friday, June 18th, 2021 to observe Juneteenth as an official City holiday.

Clarksville City Hall

Clarksville City Hall

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APSU Graduate student explores the ‘Ghost Stories of Austin Peay State University’

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – It gets chilly around this time of year at Austin Peay State University (APSU). As the crisp autumn air slowly swirls with falling leaves, there’s nothing better than gathering around a fire to hear a hair-raising ghost story.

And Austin Peay State University has its ghost stories.

Melissa Arrington, far right, prepares her team for the ghost hunt. (APSU)

Melissa Arrington, far right, prepares her team for the ghost hunt. (APSU)

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Fort Defiance Civil War Park announces February Living History Events

 

Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – A community favorite, Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan Street, offers a variety of events. Festivities are free of charge and diverse, offering something for visitors of all ages looking to have a great time at one of Clarksville’s most treasured historic sites.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center Events offer a Free look into Clarksville’s past.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center Events offer a Free look into Clarksville’s past.

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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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Austin Peay State University professors publish Civil War diary about life in Clarksville

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a cold night in February 1862, the moans and whimpers of injured Confederate soldiers filled the streets of Clarksville.

Hospitals had been set up in local buildings to treat the wounded, following the Battle of Fort Donelson in nearby Dover, and whispered rumors claimed the Union army was heading for the city.

Dr. Minoa Uffelman holds a copy of the new book “The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams: A Southern Woman’s Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863-1890.” (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

Dr. Minoa Uffelman holds a copy of the new book “The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams: A Southern Woman’s Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863-1890.” (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Cemetery to hold Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 27th

 
Fort Donelson National Cemetery

Fort Donelson National Cemetery

Dover, TN – Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Cemetery will host their Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 27th, at 1:00pm to pay tribute to those who serve our Nation so nobly.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Parking is limited at the National Cemetery. Spaces nearest the front entrance will be reserved for those with mobility issues.

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