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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to offer BCycle tours of Downtown Clarksville

September 19, 2018

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department

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

May 13, 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

April 17, 2018

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

December 12, 2017

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

October 4, 2017

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.

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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Learn about Civil War Soldiers at Fort Defiance Saturday presentation

January 18, 2017

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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Learn about Period Toy Making at Saturday presentation

November 15, 2016

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – Join Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 19th at Clarksville’s Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center when Phyllis Smith presents “Period Toy Making” as part of a new educational programming series, Life in the 1800’s.

This new series is sponsored by The Friends of Fort Defiance.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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There’s still time to register for Fort Defiance’s Civil War Summer Camp

May 29, 2015

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center is proud to host the City’s Civil War Summer Camp for history savvy youth. The Camp will be two, one-week sessions for boys and girls in the 5th and 6th grades this June.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for a student to learn about life during the Civil War and participate in activities relating to the period,” said William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance.

2015 Civil War Summer Day Camp [Read more]

14th Tennessee Infantry returns to Clarksville for 150th Anniversary Homecoming at Fort Defiance Civil War Park

May 18, 2015

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – On Friday, May 15th, 2015, the 14th Tennessee Infantry celebrated their 150th anniversary Homecoming at Fort Defiance Civil War Park. Reenactors of the Confederate 14th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, Company B setup camp and held demonstrations from 10:00am until 5:00pm.

Some of the demonstrations held included an infantry demonstration, weapons talk, U.S. Sanitary Commission information, a talk on Confederate flags as well as an artillery demonstration and discussion.

Kenwood Elementary School 5th Graders watch the 14th Tennessee Infantry reenactors demonstrate how artillery was fired at Fort Defiance Civil War Park, Friday.

Kenwood Elementary School 5th Graders watch the 14th Tennessee Infantry reenactors demonstrate how artillery was fired at Fort Defiance Civil War Park, Friday.

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Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to host its popular Civil War Summer Camp again this year

May 7, 2015

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center is proud to host the City’s Civil War Summer Camp for history savvy youth. The Camp will be two, one-week sessions for boys and girls in the 5th and 6th grades this June.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for a student to learn about life during the Civil War and participate in activities relating to the period,” said William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance. [Read more]

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