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June 9, 2014

Fort Donelson to offer special June programs

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Enttrance Marker  Ft Donelson Battlefield

Special programs are being offered throughout June at Fort Donelson.  The exhibit room at the Dover Hotel (stop #10) is open daily while the visitor center is open. All programs are free and open to all.

Junior-ranger-medium_logoJune 10, 17, and 24 (all Tuesdays), 11:00 AM, Visitor Center
Weekly Junior Ranger programs are intended to introduce Junior Rangers and their families to the unique cultural and natural resources of the park. Program varies week to week

Sunday, June 15, 3:00 p.m. Calloway County Public Library, Murray, KY
The Fort Donelson Book Club (Murray Group) continues with a discussion of Eric Foner’s excellent A Short History of Reconstruction. A limited number of free copies are available at  the Calloway County Public Library.

Daily, starting June 16, 10:00 a.m.
Join a Park Ranger for an informal “Battle Chat” and learn a bit more about the park, the  stories we preserve and share, and the resources we protect for future generations. Meet the Park Ranger at different locations at 10:00 daily. (Program will be cancelled in case of inclement weather, intense heat, or staff shortages.) Schedule posted at the visitor center.

Dover Hotel-aka-The Surrender Hotel

The Dover Hotel, aka, The Surrender Hotel

Tuesday, June 17,  11:00 a.m., visitor center
Special Junior Ranger book club will take a look at The Civil War: An Interactive Adventure by Matt  Doed,a unique reading experience targeted for 8-12 years. Some free copies are available  at the visitor center to read in advance for the activities! Learn some history and gain some  advance AR points!

Thursday, June 26,6:00 p.m., visitor center
The Fort Donelson book club (Dover group) meets to discuss Charles Flood’s Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War. A limited number of free copies are  available at the park’s visitor center for participants.

Saturday, June 28, 6:00 p.m., visitor center
The “Civil War Singers” return for another wonderful and melodious appearance at Fort  Donelson, sharing beautiful music of the Antebellum and Civil War era. Please bring a chair and a friend!

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