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September 24, 2014
 

Fort Defiance to celebrate Sevier Days, September 27th

Fort Defiance will host a day of re-enactments dating back to the 1790s well before the Civil War that is the usual connection to this historic site. The Sevier Days celebration will be held on Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sevier Days is a chance for people to step even further back and time. The event is named in honor of the brother of Tennessee’s first governor, John Sevier, who brought his family to the area after the Revolutionary War and founded Sevier Station, which still stands in Clarksvile’s “Boot Hill” neighborhood.

‘Between the Rivers Mountain Men’ will demonstrate what life was like circa 1790s. Demonstrations of candles dipping, spinning thread from cotton and period cooking will take place over the course of the day.

The re-enactors will live as citizens did then: in tents making fires, blacksmithing, musket firing, and wearing the costumes of the period. Members represent both long hunters and eastern Indians. Sevier Station — once known as Red Paint Hill — was the site of some of the region’s bloodiest Indian battles.

The event is free and open to the public.



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Fort Defiance to host its popular Civil War Summer Camp

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.
by News Staff
 

 
 

Meet Davy Crockett at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center

Davy Crockett will be recreated at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center on April 25 at 10 a.m.
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Surrender of Clarksville event has been cancelled

The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center’s living history event to commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville has been cancelled.
by News Staff
 

 




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