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Seollal: Celebrating the Korean Lunar New Year

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Manager  South Korean culture is strong in Clarksville. Clarksville residents are fortunate to have access to delicious and authentic Korean food and nearby Korean markets. The military presence at Ft. Campbell means that Korean culture has been flourishing in our town for decades. Over the last few years, Clarksville has…

Deep Dive into Culture: Nutcrackers

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Manager  The lowly nutcracker served as the theme for Seasons’ Noel Night 2021. Captivating pieces of bric-a-brac and common holiday décor in the United States, nutcrackers are traditionally carved from wood. They can take on the likeness of a variety of characters, but most commonly an 18th century soldier. So, why does a tool for opening nuts evoke holiday sentiment? With their lipless toothy grin and battle attire, they seem more…

Noel Night: Shop Local

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator  For some of us, the holidays can’t come soon enough. After the Thanksgiving meals are over, we want to fill as many days with holiday-themed events and parties, not to mention fun ways to get our holiday gift shopping done. If that sounds like you, then make sure you mark your calendar for Thursday, December 2 from 5 – 8 PM. Not only is it…

Historic Greenwood Cemetery Spotlight: Stockade Annie

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator  One local legend buried in Greenwood Cemetery was a force of nature all on her own. With all the charms of a stern but beloved grandmother, Anna Mabry Barr made a name for herself during Fort Campbell’s early years. Anna carved out a very deliberate path caring for soldiers after losing everything in her personal life.  The relationship between Anna and Fort Campbell began in 1941. At the onset of World War…

Historic Greenwood Cemetery Spotlight: Frank Sutton

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator Many actors will say that if they must leave this world, let it be on stage. Frank Sutton nearly did, meeting his end right before a live stage performance in 1974 at the Beverly Barn Dinner Theatre in Shreveport, Louisiana. The audience left the venue in shock and sadness after they were told of Sutton’s death and that they would have…

How One Photo Can Inspire a Blockbuster Exhibit

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator If you live near Peachers Mill, Tiny Town, Trenton or Needmore Roads in Clarksville, it’s not a revelation that auto racing is a favored sport in the county. You are already familiar with the reverberation and roar of the track on warm summer nights, even if you have never bought a ticket yourself. For years, the Museum…