Celebrate local heritage at Historic Collinsville on Saturday, August 20 from 10a.m. – 4p.m. at Montgomery County Heritage Day. Learn from docents throughout the property, enjoy cool treats (from noon-4p.m.) and yard games, a genealogy station, butter making, and hear reenactors portray some of the area’s most colorful characters.
Demonstrations include Sewing, Blacksmith, Spinning & Weaving, Woodworking, Artists, Hit & Miss Engines and Axe Throwing.
Jeff Harris, president of the Montgomery County Historical Society will present about John McAlister and the Cabin Row Plantation from Noon-1p.m.
- Junis Kimble — a Confederate soldier with a touching Civil War story.
- Blanche Lewis and an unnamed Confederate Soldier — Blanche’s husband-to-be died on their wedding day, 12/25/1867, and she wrote letters for injured and dying Civil War soldiers.
- Dr. Mary Walker– the first woman to receive the Medal of Honor, she was captured and returned to Clarksville to oversee the Tennessee Orphan Asylum. Her Medal was revoked due to lack of proof of extraordinary acts, but she refused to return it and wore it daily until her death.
- Nannie Haskins — kept a detailed diary during Civil War times.
- A.H.Patch — Clarksville Businessman who was known for inventing the Black Hawk Corn Sheller and more.
- Dr. Spotswood Scott will present and display Civil War Medical Tools & Procedures along with medicine and medicinal uses for plants.
- Savannah Tennessee Jones Weakley — lived in Visitor Center, founder Glenn Weakley’s Grandmother.
$10 Adults | $5 Ages 6-12 | Free 5 & Under