• The legendary battle between Confederate guns and US ironclads at Fort Donelson, February 14, 1862.

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

August 2011 Events at Fort Donelson NB

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Date: July 27, 2011
Contact: Douglas J. Richardson, (931)232-5706, ext. 108

Dover, Tennessee—A variety of events for all ages will be offered during the month of August at Fort Donelson National Battlefield.All events are free and open to the public.

On Saturday, August 6, a special Junior Ranger activity will be offered at the Dover Hotel (tour route stop #10), along Petty Street, in Dover. The program is scheduled for 2PM.

On Thursday August 11, the park’s Civil War film series continues at the visitor center with a showing of the silent Buster Keaton comedy classic “The General.” We’ll discuss how the Civil War became part of American popular culture. The film will start at 6:00 PM.

On Saturday, August 27, the Civil War Singers will offer a special concert at the lower picnic area at 6PM. (Program will be held at the visitor center in case of inclement weather.)

On Thursday, August 25, at 6 PM,  the Fort Donelson Civil War 150th Book Club will continue with a discussion of James McPherson’s Why They Fought, 1861-1865. Some free copies of the book are available for participants. Call (931)232-5706, ext. 108.

Please contact the park staff for more information at 931-232-5706 x 101.

 

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