Historic Collinsville Announces Family Friendly Fall Events – Clarksville Online

Clarksville, Tennessee – Listen to live music and history at Historic Collinsville’s Picnic & Pickin’ event on September 24, 2022. The event begins at 11:00 AM and continues until 3:00 PM.

In addition to live music from a 19th-century string band and tours of the 16 buildings on the property, guests are welcome to see demonstrations of ax throwing, corn husks, spinning and weaving, herbal medicine, and pen writing.

Historians will be on hand to share stories and answer any questions you may have. Tickets are $10.00 for ages 13 and older, $5.00 for ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and under.

The pioneer settlement will host another round of its mini-camps for children between October 13 and October 15. The camps focus on three topics: deciphering Civil War codes and gathering intelligence, the daily life of a Civil War soldier, and Civil War toys and games. Each camp costs $35.00 and lasts from 9 a.m. to noon.

Historic Collinsville’s last event of the season is a family-friendly Halloween party on October 29 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Spooky Stories and S’mores will feature three sessions of spooky tales from Montgomery County’s past.

The stories get creepier throughout the night, allowing guests to come and go as they please. S’mores kits will be provided to each guest to enjoy during the stories. Tickets are $10.00 for ages 13 and older, $5.00 for ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and under.

About Historic Collinsville The Pioneer Settlement opened in 1974 to give children a “hands-on” experience outside of the classroom about life from the 1840s to the turn of the century. Open to the public since 1997, it recreates the past with restored historic structures, each filled with authentic period furnishings that show glimpses of life before and after the Civil War.

Once in Collinsville, guests can stroll through a re-creation of the past, from the earliest “first house” to the sprawling Dogtrot House, a tobacco drying house, smokehouse, church/schoolhouse, nature center, loom house, shoemaker’s shop, teachers’ lounge house, and more. Picnic tables have been placed throughout the property and there is also a covered pavilion with tables and toilets. A visitor center welcomes guests and offers historical souvenirs.

Historic Collinsville is located at: 4711 Weakley Road, Southside Tennessee.

About Historic Collinsville

The Collinsville Historic Visitor Center welcomes and introduces guests to a bygone era.  (Terry Minton)The Montgomery County government purchased Historic Collinsville in 2018 from founders Glenn and JoAnn Weakley, who both passed away in September 2021. Visit Clarksville operates the real estate for the county.

For more information about Historic Collinsville, visit www.historiccollinsville.com, follow them on Facebook, contact Kristy Proctor by phone at 931.551.6535, or email kristy@visitclarksvilletn.com, or Mark Britton at mark@visitclarksvilletn .com

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