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Fort Defiance Civil War Park offers story time, tea time

March 3, 2018

History comes alive at Clarksville’s Civil War Park

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Visit Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center for two new opportunities to learn during the month of March.

A new program, Fort Defiance Story Time will be from 10:00am-11:00am on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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AHDC honors four Clarksvillians for their work in advancing arts, heritage in our community

November 16, 2017

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – Four Clarksvillians were recently honored by the Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council for their achievements in art and in preserving our heritage.

Cindy Marsh, professor emerita of art at Austin Peay State University, and graphic designer Mike Fink received the Lifetime Achievement in Art award, and local historians Rosalind Kurita and Carolyn Stier Ferrell received the Lifetime Achievement in Heritage award.

Mike Fink and Cindy Marsh

Mike Fink and Cindy Marsh

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APSU Department of History to host talk, symposium on Clarksville, African-Americans and the Civil War on October 27th-28th

October 19, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Upon issuing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, more than three million slaves in Confederate areas were recognized as free by the Union.

The Union army wasted little time recruiting those newly freed men into service, with some 1,800 Clarksville residents answering the call, joining the Union army as members of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) in ceremonies on the Clarksville public square.

Austin Peay assistant professor of history Dr. Kelly Jones.

Austin Peay assistant professor of history Dr. Kelly Jones.

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Austin Peay associate professor, service-learning students assist on project to honor area veterans

September 14, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Every veteran has a story, but not every veteran’s story is remembered by history.

For each acclaimed general or honored battlefield leader, there have been countless American men and women who sacrificed their time, bodies and lives to protect their country — only to see their unique stories go untold after they took off the uniform.

Austin Peay State University Associate Professor Kevin Tanner holds up a copy of his latest volume release of the book "Faces of Valor."

Austin Peay State University Associate Professor Kevin Tanner holds up a copy of his latest volume release of the book “Faces of Valor.”

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City of Clarksville restores Arlington monument stones

July 18, 2017

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville has completed restoration of the Arlington Hotel monument on Second Street, thanks to the Montgomery County Historical Society and an anonymous donor.

The stone monument commemorates the Arlington Hotel, a three-story brick building that stood on the site from 1887 until it was razed in 1973. The City’s Cumberland Place Parking Plaza garage was built on the site in 1992.

City of Clarksville, donor, Montgomery County Historical Society collaborate on project to restore Arlington monument stones.

City of Clarksville, donor, Montgomery County Historical Society collaborate on project to restore Arlington monument stones.

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Customs House Museum receives restored Civil War diary

June 29, 2017

Local Groups, Individuals provide funds to have Civil War Diary cleaned, restored, returned to Custom House Museum

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – An important record of Clarksville’s past returned, cleaned and restored, this month to Customs House Museum and Cultural Center thanks to help from several local organizations and individuals.

Serepta Jordan’s diary from 1857 to 1864 in New Providence records murders, slave insurrections, the building of Fort Defiance (then known as Fort Sevier), mustering of troops, battles fought and lost during America’s Civil War, along with births, deaths, marriages, and details of daily 19th-century life.

Customs House Curator of Collections Kali Mason receives a $500.00 check from Jeff Harris, treasurer of the Montgomery County Historical Society, to help pay for restoration of the journal kept by New Providence resident Serepta Jordan from 1857 to 1864.

Customs House Curator of Collections Kali Mason receives a $500.00 check from Jeff Harris, treasurer of the Montgomery County Historical Society, to help pay for restoration of the journal kept by New Providence resident Serepta Jordan from 1857 to 1864.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council lifetime Achievement Awards to be held Monday, December 5th

December 3, 2016

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – Two Clarksvillians will be honored this Monday, December 5th, by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council for their achievement in art and in preserving our heritage.

Dr. James Diehr, professor emeritus of art at Austin Peay State University, will receive the Lifetime Achievement in Art award and Inga Filippo, APSU professor emerita of library science, will receive the Lifetime Achievement in Heritage award.

Inga Filippo to receive the Lifetime Achievement in Heritage award.

Inga Filippo to receive the Lifetime Achievement in Heritage award.

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Votes for Women 100th Anniversary Commemoration

August 22, 2016

Votes for Women Memories Wanted

Women's SuffarageClarksville, TN – Tennesseans changed the nation August 26th, 1920 by ratifying the 19th Amendment to the U.S Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Although there were ardent advocates both for and against ratification, little is known about local activities and organizations on either side.

Do you know family or community stories of events or individuals involved in this major social and political change? A story about that first vote your grandmother or her mother cast? What people thought would change once women voted? What did change? They are valuable memories that deserve to be preserved and without delay.

Clarksville Women's Suffrage. Constance Rudolph, in dark suit, front row, right, is the only person identified. (Montgomery County Archives)

Clarksville Women’s Suffrage. Constance Rudolph, in dark suit, front row, right, is the only person identified. (Montgomery County Archives)

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Sue Freeman Culverhouse Speaks to Montgomery County Historical Society about Robert Penn Warren

June 18, 2015

Montgomery County Historical SocietyClarksville, TN – Author Sue Freeman Culverhouse was the featured speaker as she described the life of Robert Penn Warren at the June 15th meeting of the Montgomery County Historical Society. President Joe Filippo greeted the members and had the treasurer announce the upcoming barbeque fund-raiser to be held at the end of July.

Billyfrank Morrison gave a history of the school built on the site of the community center in South Guthrie, TN, where the event was held.

Author Sue Freeman Culverhouse speaking at the June Montgomery County Historical Society meeting.

Author Sue Freeman Culverhouse speaking at the June Montgomery County Historical Society meeting.

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Montgomery County Historical Society to have author Sue Freeman Culverhouse speak at June 15th meeting

June 12, 2015

Montgomery County Historical SocietyClarksville, TN – Tennessee author Sue Freeman Culverhouse will speak on the life of Robert Penn Warren at the Monday, June 15th, 2015 meeting of the Montgomery County Historical Society. The 7:00pm meeting will be held at the South Guthrie Community Center.

Warren was born in Guthrie, Kentucky, in April, 1905; his childhood home is now a museum. Robert Penn Warren completed his senior year at Clarksville High School where he wrote for the Purple and Gold, the school literary magazine.

Author Sue Freeman Culverhouse (right) with author Amy Greene (left).

Author Sue Freeman Culverhouse (right) with author Amy Greene (left).

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