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Johnsonville State Historic Park

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Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road
New Johnsonville, TN 37134 United States
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April 2019

TENNESSEE WATERS at Johnsonville State Historic Park

April 18 - June 1
Johnsonville State Historic Park, Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road
New Johnsonville, TN 37134 United States
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Tennessee Waters: Shaping Our Land, Our Lives, and Our Future is a statewide touring panel exhibit about water’s impact on our lives, our history, and our society. Presented by Humanities Tennessee, the Tennessee Historical Society, and the Albert Gore Research Center. The exhibit will be on display at Johnsonville State Historic Park from April 18-June 1, 2019, with an opening reception on April 18 at 6:00 pm at the Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road, New Johnsonville, TN 37134. Click here…

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An Interview with Robert Elvington

April 19 - April 20
Johnsonville State Historic Park, Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road
New Johnsonville, TN 37134 United States
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During this one hour video, filmed in 2013, former Johnsonville resident Robert Elvington shares memories of Old Johnsonville before it was flooded with the impoundment of the Tennessee River. The video will screen on April 19th and 20th at 11am and 2pm. This event is in support of the Tennessee Waters exhibit, on display at Johnsonville State Historic Park from April 18-June 1, 2019. Visit the park's website for more information.

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“Folklife of Tennessee Waterways” with Dr. Roby Cogswell

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Johnsonville State Historic Park, Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road
New Johnsonville, TN 37134 United States
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Using historic images and recent photography, Dr. Roby Cogswell will explore the role of waterways in defining the cultural history and landscape of Tennessee River folk traditions that have shaped our state's history and continue to influence our state's economy, transportation, and way of life. This event is in support of the Tennessee Waters exhibit, on display at Johnsonville State Historic Park from April 18-June 1, 2019. Visit the park's website for more information.

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“Waters Ever Flowing: Tennessee Rivers Shaping a Region” Presentation

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Johnsonville State Historic Park, Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road
New Johnsonville, TN 37134 United States
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Dan Eagar, Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program, and Ann Toplovich, Tennessee Historical Society, will present on how water has shaped the biological and human history of TN and how past and present uses of, and impacts on, water are shaping our state today while affecting the future. This presentation is in support of the Tennessee Waters exhibit, on display at Johnsonville State Historic Park from April 18-June 1, 2019. Find event details here.

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Mr. Lincoln’s Brown Water Navy

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Johnsonville State Historic Park, Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road
New Johnsonville, TN 37134 United States
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Enjoy a living history program focused upon Federal Naval operation during the Civil War and the power of water to move the ships that traveled the Tennessee River. This program is in support of the Tennessee Waters exhibits, on display at Johnsonville State Historic Park from April 18-June 1, 2019. Visit the park's website for more details.

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“Visionary by Design: Contemplating a New Century of Innovation in the TN River Valley” Discussion

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Johnsonville State Historic Park, Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road
New Johnsonville, TN 37134 United States
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Led by Dr. Brad Collett, discussion participants will consider speculative, visionary, and collaborative stewardship of the Valley's resources and its legacy of leadership and innovation into the next century. Audience will also consider their own community's interaction with its water features and provide input regarding priorities for the future. This program is in support the Tennessee Waters exhibit, on display at Johnsonville State Historic Park from April 18-June 1, 2019. Visit the park's website for more details.

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“Waterways Working for America” with John Crivello

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Johnsonville State Historic Park, Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road
New Johnsonville, TN 37134 United States
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It is said that people who work on the river have river water flowing through their veins. Mr. John Crivello has over 30 years of experience working in various roles with river transportation. As part of this National Waterways Foundation program, Mr. Crivello will also share some of his personal experience from his river career. This event is in support of the Tennessee Waterways exhibit, on display at Johnsonville State Historic Park from April 18-June 1, 2019. Visit the park's website…

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May 2019

“STEAM: Harnessing the Power of Water” with Peter Cash

May 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
Johnsonville State Historic Park, Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road
New Johnsonville, TN 37134 United States
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For centuries, man has harnessed the power of water to grind grain, saw timber, forge metal, and do many other things faster and better than human power alone.  In this program, led by Peter Cash, participants will explore the development and uses of steam power on the rivers, the rails, in agriculture, and in industry. This program is in support of the Tennessee Waters exhibits, on display at Johnsonville State Historic Park from April 18-June 1, 2019. Visit the park’s website for more details.

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“Do Oil & Water Mix?: The Art of Larry Richardson”

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Johnsonville State Historic Park, Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road
New Johnsonville, TN 37134 United States
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Join artist Larry Richardson as as he shows how he uses a brush to bring life to landscapes along Tennessee Waters. Visit his online gallery at www.cumberlandriverartist.com. This program is in support of the Tennessee Waters exhibits, on display at Johnsonville State Historic Park from April 18-June 1, 2019. Visit the park’s website for more details.

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“TVA, River Communities & the Promise of Development” with Dr. Wayne Moore

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Johnsonville State Historic Park, Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road
New Johnsonville, TN 37134 United States
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Led by Dr. Wayne Moore, participants will look at TVA's promise of development that it made for the lower Tennessee River Valley and how those plans have actually played out over the past 80 years. This program is in support of the Tennessee Waters exhibits, on display at Johnsonville State Historic Park from April 18-June 1, 2019. Visit the park’s website for more details.

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“Legacy of Fort Henry and the Tennessee River” with Susan “Ski” Wiztofsky

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Johnsonville State Historic Park, Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road
New Johnsonville, TN 37134 United States
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In February of 1862, Confederate forces occupied Fort Henry as Federal forces moved up the Tennessee River. Join Susan "Ski" Wiztofsky, former Campground Manager at TVA's Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, as she discusses Fort Henry's construction, battle, and legacy. This program is in support of the Tennessee Waters exhibits, on display at Johnsonville State Historic Park from April 18-June 1, 2019. Visit the park’s website for more details.

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“Paddling the Tennessee River” with Kim Trevathan

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Johnsonville State Historic Park, Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road
New Johnsonville, TN 37134 United States
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Kim Trevathan, who paddled the length of the Tennessee River going downstream in 1998 and going upstream in 2018, will focus on his personal, professional, and spiritual connection to the Tennessee River. Showing photographs from each trip, he will describe the challenges (big boats, nine dams, weather, finding places to camp), what he learned, and what changed between the two trips, twenty years apart. This program is in support of the Tennessee Waters exhibits, on display at Johnsonville State Historic Park from…

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