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Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to host reenactment and book signing event Saturday

March 18, 2016 | Email This Post Print This Post
 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a reenactment by the 5th Tennessee and book signing event Saturday, March 19th.

Come see uniformed Civil War re-enactors from the 5th Tennessee who will provide living history and musket firing demonstrations from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to host reenactment by the 5th Tennessee and book signing event Saturday, March 19th.

Visitors can also tour the permanent exhibit which includes the 18-minute film, “Crossroads of Change 1861-1865.”

Author Michael Shoulders will read from, and sign copies of “Crossing the Dead Line” from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. The Civil War novel is about a thirteen year-old bugler during the Civil War named Stephen Gaston.

Stephen was captured by Nathan Bedford Forrest, survived 6 months in an Alabama prison, only to be involved in the worst maritime disaster in U.S. history, the sinking of the Sultana. The book will be available for purchase at the event.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit www.cityofclarksville.com/events or call 931.472.3351.

About Fort Defiance

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive CenterFort Defiance, which overlooks the confluence of the Red and Cumberland Rivers, was a cornerstone of the Confederate defense of the area and an important part of the eventual Union occupation of Clarksville. In 1982, Judge and Mrs. Sam Boaz, donated the property to the City of Clarksville.

In 2008, the City secured a $2.2 million federal grant that was combined with local funding and the process of construction of the interpretive center and walking trails began. The more than 1,500-square-foot Center features exhibits about the local area and the fort during the Civil War.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center is open Monday-Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm during the Fall & Winter.

About the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department OfficeThe mission of the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is to provide a variety of positive recreational experiences to enhance life values for individuals, families, and our diverse culture.

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of recreational facilities and activities for all ages, maintains more than 700 acres of parks and facilities, provides 22 park facilities that offer a variety of amenities, including playgrounds, picnic areas, walking trails and pavilions or picnic shelters and maintains three community centers with year-round programming for youth, adults and seniors, as well as four public swimming pools

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is located at 102 Public Square, Clarksville.

To learn more, visit www.cityofclarksville.com or call 931.645.7476.

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