Fort Donelson Pleased to Offer May 2012 Events
Contact: Douglas J. Richardson, (931)232-5706, ext. 108
May 2012 at Fort Donelson
This visitor center is open daily from 8:00AM to 4:30 PM. The exhibit room at the Dover Hotel (stop #10) is open daily from 8:15AM to 4:00PM. All programs are free and open to all.
Saturday, May 12, 2012, leaving at 7AM, returning that evening…
Free Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Fort Donelson Civil War Roundtable-sponsored bus trip to Shiloh National Military Park. Reservations required. Call (931)232-5706, ext. 108 for more details.
Saturday, May 12, 2012, Activities Throughout the Day!
Fort Donelson National Battlefield will be participating in International Migratory Bird Day with activities throughout the park. A full listing of events is on the park website. Some activities require reservations, which can be made by calling (931)232-5706, ext. 109.
Saturday, May 19, 2012, 1PM, park visitor center:
Learn more about frogs, their habitats, and how they affect our lives during a special natural resource hands-on activity. Supplies are limited, so please call (931)232-5706, ext. 109, to register.
Sunday May 20, 2012, Calloway County Public Library, 3PM
Thursday, May 24, 2012, 6PM, Fort Donelson Visitor Center, 6PM
The Fort Donelson book discussion series continues, with the spotlight this month on John C. Waugh's The Class of 1846, which explores the pre-Civil War lives of notable persons from the Civil War, and how the War tested their friendships and relationships. Some free copies are available for participants at the Fort Donelson Visitor Center and at the Calloway County Library.
Sunday, May 27, 2012, beginning at 8PM, National Cemetery
The annual Luminaria at the National Cemetery will pay tribute to those men and women who have served our Nation so faithfully.
Monday, May 28, 2012…Memorial Day Events
1:00PM: Memorial Day program at the National Cemetery (Stop #11)
5:00PM: Free Concert by the Cumberland Winds at the National Cemetery
Visitor Center: (931)232-5706 ext 101 www.nps.gov/fodo
Did You Know?
There was a significant enslaved population in Stewart County, TN, before and during the 1862 battle. After the Union victories at Forts Heiman, Henry and Donelson, many freedom seeking slaves sought refuge at these forts, even establishing a community near today's Fort Donelson National Cemetery.