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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Fort Defiance announces this month’s events

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A community favorite, Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan Street, offers a variety of events. Festivities are diverse and offer something for visitors of all ages looking to have a great time at one of Clarksville’s most treasured historic sites.

 History for Kids -- 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 16: Youth ages 7-12 are invited to explore our toy box and trunk of dress-up clothes. Participants can learn how to drill and march like a Civil War soldier, how to have a proper 19th-century tea party, and how to dig up artifacts from the past with an experienced relic hunter. Be a historian in the making! Cost is $5 per person. Register online at www.CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec.

 Living History -- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 16: Experience history in action as the 3rd Kentucky Infantry CSA showcases Civil War camp life and performs musket firing demonstrations and infantry drills. Admission is free.

“The Yankee Present” Book Launch -- 12 to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 30: Local author Philip Ross Chadwick will talk about his new book, "The Yankee Present," in which he tells the true story of Confederate soldier, Thomas Hanner Lyle, who finds himself embroiled in a war that will change his life forever. Lyle longs to return to the beauty of his previous life in Tennessee - but will war let him go so easily? Chadwick will sign copies of the book and refreshments will be provided.

 To view a complete list of Clarksville Parks & Recreation’s activities visit www.CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec or download our latest Activity Guide or sign-up to receive our monthly e-newsletter.

About Fort Defiance 

 Fort 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 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.

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