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Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to have Abraham Lincoln over

April 25, 2012

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – A meet and greet with an Abraham Lincoln impersonator is planned for 2:00pm Saturday, May 12th, 2012, at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street.

The event will feature Mr. Whit McMahan as President Abraham Lincoln, and will include a brief speech. Visitors to the event are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs.

For a more information, please visit www.fortdefianceclarksville.com or call 931.472.3351.

Civil War Events and Programs are Planned for the Local Community

January 28, 2012

Clarksville Montgomery County Civil War - CW150 CommissionMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville Montgomery County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is gearing up for numerous events and commemoration activities in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area.

Over the next three months, there will be a variety of offerings, for young and old alike, to reflect, relive and learn about Clarksville and Montgomery County’s role in the Civil War.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Custom House Museum February 2012 Exhibits and Activities

January 25, 2012

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

In the month of January, the Museum will feature Richard LeFevre: The Civil War Series, Assemblages: The Art of Sandra Paynter Washburn, “Snowflake Special” Model Trains, Let’s Find Fish, Sunday Family Fun – “Build a Log House” and so much more.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of Town’s Surrender to Union Naval Forces

January 21, 2012

Clarksville Montgomery County Civil War - CW150 CommissionMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville Montgomery County Civil War Sesquicentennial or CW150 Commission is preparing for the 150th anniversary of the “Surrender of Clarksville.”

To commemorate this historic event, the CW150 Commission will host a ceremony marking the date on Sunday, February 19th, 2012 at 2:00pm at Fort Defiance Civil War Park.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

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New online art exhibit at TERMINALapsu.org reinterprets classic American literature

December 8, 2011

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The video clips seem to be strung together randomly, with no connection to each other at all. They include a ship tossing in the waves of a storm, a close-up shot of a stuffed animal’s eyes and a music video for the rock band Heart’s 1986 hit “These Dreams.”

But these aren’t simply arbitrary videos compiled from the Internet. The media artist xtine burrough found the clips by typing keywords from Walt Whitman’s 1865 poem commemorating the death of President Abraham Lincoln, “O Captain, My Captain,” into the website YouTube.

New online art exhibit at TERMINALapsu.org

New online art exhibit at TERMINALapsu.org

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APSU’s Woodward Library selected for traveling exhibition

September 13, 2011

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Felix G. Woodward Library at Austin Peay State University has been selected as one of 200 libraries in the U.S. to host a traveling panel exhibition created and funded by the National Constitution Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Library Association.

Using the U.S. Constitution as its cohesive thread, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” offers a fresh and innovative perspective on the Civil War that brings into focus the constitutional crises at the heart of this great conflict. [Read more]

The Roxy Regional Theatre recognizes the Civil War Sesquicentennial with the Civil War Musical

April 27, 2011

Clarksville, TN – In recognition of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the Roxy Regional Theatre is currently staging a production of the Frank Wildhorn and Gregory Boyd musical, The Civil War. This has to be one of the best of the many shows I have seen at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts, and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman, the musical covers the enormous emotional landscape of the most difficult test our nation has ever endured. The Civil War musical puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history and passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor and faith.

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Celebrate the Sesquicentennial with the Musical “The Civil War” at the Roxy Regional Theatre

April 19, 2011

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Beginning Friday, April 22nd, at 8:00pm, the Roxy Regional Theatre marks the Sesquicentennial with “The Civil War”, a musical tribute covering the enormous emotional landscape of the most difficult test our nation has ever endured.

Reminiscent of Ken Burns’ acclaimed documentary, “The Civil War” puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history and passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor and faith. This thrilling, gut-wrenching and awe-inspiring musical draws on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman.

The cast of "The Civil War" performs at the Rivers & Spires Festival.

The cast of "The Civil War" performs at the Rivers & Spires Festival.

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