CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Fort Defiance Interpretive Center will host Sevier Days, a living history event from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.
Native American and frontier reenactors will demonstrate flint knapping, an authentic blacksmith operation, frontier camp life, and flintlock musket firing.
“Our reenactors do a wonderful job of showcasing what life was like long ago,” said William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance. “The public can feel free to engage with them and ask any questions they may have.”
This is a free event that is open to the public.
For information about Fort Defiance visit ClarksvilleParkRec.com or call 931-645-7476.
About Fort Defiance
The Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan Street, is operated by the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department. The fort, 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 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 to build the interpretive center and walking trails. The Center features exhibits about the local area and the fort during the Civil War.