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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Halloween Event at Fort Defiance

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – On Friday, October 30th, 2020, prepare yourself for haunting historical tales of woe and terror! Fort Defiance will be hosting their annual Halloween at the Fort from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The event is recommended for ages 8 and over.

Visitors are invited to gather around the bonfire and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while listening to local ghost stories.

“Clarksville and the surrounding areas have a rich history of Native Americans, the Civil War, and more,” said William Parker, the Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance.

A bonfire and ghost stories highlight Halloween at Fort Defiance.

A bonfire and ghost stories highlight Halloween at Fort Defiance.

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Sevier Day to be held at Fort Defiance, Saturday

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – On Saturday, September 12th, 2020, the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center will hold it’s annual Sevier Day from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

The event focuses on the frontier and colonial history of Clarksville. Native American and frontier re-enactors will demonstrate activities such as flint knapping, an authentic blacksmith operation, frontier camp life, ax throwing, and flintlock musket firing.

“Valentine Sevier and his family settled this area in 1790 and built a compound and station at the confluence of the Cumberland River and Red River,” said William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance.

Frontier life will be on display at Fort Defiance's Sevier Day this Saturday, September 12th.

Frontier life will be on display at Fort Defiance’s Sevier Day this Saturday, September 12th.

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Fort Defiance to hold “Music at the Fort”, June 27th

 

Restrictions will be in place to limit capacity

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Grab a blanket and pack a picnic lunch for Music at the Fort, an outdoor musical event Saturday, June 27th, 2020 at Fort Defiance Civil War Park.

“This will be our first event since the pandemic, so we’re certainly glad to be back,” said William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance. “It’ll be a great opportunity for patrons to see the park and hear some music from the past.”

Guests will enjoy a string band playing music of the 19th century.

Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy live music at Fort Defiance Civil War Park on Saturday, June 27th

Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy live music at Fort Defiance Civil War Park on Saturday, June 27th

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Learn about Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center

 

Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Today, visitors can see one of the nation’s last remaining earthen forts built by 200 enslaved men while exploring this most immersive destination –– Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

Located on a bluff 200 feet above the confluence of the Red River and Cumberland River in Clarksville, Tennessee, this site overlooking downtown Clarksville in the community of New Providence has been a hub of activity for more than two centuries.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to offer BCycle tours of Downtown Clarksville

 

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces that the City of Clarksville’s popular bike-sharing system, Clarksville BCycle, will host two fall bike tours that will provide riders a great way to discover Downtown.

Guided BCycle bike rides will show off Downtown Clarksville.

Guided BCycle bike rides will show off Downtown Clarksville.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is May 16th, 2018

 

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Healthcare. 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. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable's next program will be held Wednesday, May 16th.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next program will be held Wednesday, May 16th.

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Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center holds Indian Artifact Show

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center hosted an event this weekend that focused on Native American artifacts, bringing in experts on the subject, and inviting locals to come in with their own items, and questions on the subject.

William Parker is the Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance. “We are known as a Civil War site, but we tend to forget the war only lasted four years,” Parker said. “So we’re tapping into the history of this site way before the war, when this hill was inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years.

Fort Defiance hosted a Native American artifact event this weekend, with experts on hand to answer questions on the subject.

Fort Defiance hosted a Native American artifact event this weekend, with experts on hand to answer questions on the subject.

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Christmas in Occupied Clarksville was held Saturday at Fort Defiance Civil War Park

 

ChristmasClarksville, TN – Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center hosted its 6th annual Christmas in Occupied Clarksville, Saturday, with a full house on hand to enjoy games, refreshments, and a little history about what it was like to live in occupied Clarksville during the Civil War.

William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance, spoke about the event.

Fort Defiance hosted its annual Christmas in Occupied Clarksville on Saturday, with historic ornaments, refreshments, and traditional music.

Fort Defiance hosted its annual Christmas in Occupied Clarksville on Saturday, with historic ornaments, refreshments, and traditional music.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation offers Two Fall BCycle Tours

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville’s popular bike-sharing system, Clarksville BCycle, will host two fall bike tours that will provide riders a great way to discover Downtown Clarksville.

Both tours will be led by William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance Interpretive Center & Civil War Park. Each participant will be provided a BCycle and a safety vest. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bicycle helmet.

Guided BCycle bike rides will show off Downtown Clarksville.

Guided BCycle bike rides will show off Downtown Clarksville.

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Fort Defiance Civil War Park to hold “A Soldier’s Burden” presentation Saturday

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center will host historical interpreter William Parker’s presentation of “A Soldier’s Burden” at 1:00pm Saturday, January 21st as part of a new educational programming series, Life in the 1800’s.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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