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2014 Battle of Franklin Sesquicentennial Events

The Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau has set up a website devoted to the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Franklin.  The department will post sesquicentennial happenings and news at



April 5, 2014 - 8:30AM-Noon - Park Day

Eastern Flank Battlefield Park 1368 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin TN 37064 (meet at the circle in front of Carnton)
On Saturday, April 5, 2014, history buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust, History™ and Take Pride in America at more than 98 historic sites across the country to participate in the 18th annual Park Day.
The City of Franklin Parks will host Park Day at Eastern Flank Battlefield Park in preparation for the sesquicentennial programs to be held November. Volunteer teams will build trails and clear vegetation/brush and other jobs. Refreshments will be provided free of charge. For more information about Park Day at Eastern Flank, please contact Deanna Scheffel at 615 794-2103 x 6971 or by e-mail at  .
All participants will need to fill out a waiver and all minors under 15 will need to be accompanied by a parent. Please bring sunscreen, gloves, rakes, shovels, loppers, eye protection and bug spray. No chainsaws are needed.


April 5, 2014 - 10:00-2:00 PM - Arbor Day at Pinkerton Park

Please join The Franklin Tree Commission and the City of Franklin Parks Department for tons of fun in the trees with opportunities of Climbing, Zip lining, kids’ activities, food, information and free tree saplings at Pinkerton Park in Franklin from 10am-2pm.
Master tree climbing instructor Tim Kovar, from Tree Climbing Planet will guide individuals into the crown of a tree for a public tree climb with several stations, all certified equipment will be provided during this annual family friendly event. Participants will ascend into the tree using the same rope-and- saddle method that canopy researchers use. “Getting up into a tree – being surrounded by the branches – is just a great way to explore nature,” said Tim Kovar. “Not only is it just plain fun, it connects us with the natural world in a way that not many people are exposed to.”
Davey Tree Expert Company & Adventure Works will also be offering Zip-Lining with all equipment provided. Zipping is a thrilling adventure with a bird’s eye view! Zippers sail through the air on steel cables, secured in a safety harness and attached to a zip pulley system.
The tree climb and Zip Line is free and open to the public. Participants must be at least six years old and be wearing closed-toe shoes. For more information please call the Event Hotline at 550-6947 or email questions at 
STFB will have a booth at Arbor Day and provide guides at Fort Granger to greet visitors and talk about the fort’s construction and actions during the Battle of Franklin. They will also describe the improvements that Franklin Parks Department is making to create a new Fort Granger entrance from Eddy Lane. The new entrance will be ready sometime this summer.



April 12-13, 2014 - Battle of Triune Civil War Reenactment
Don’t miss this year’s Battle of Triune Civil War Reenactment. The gates will open at 11 AM on Saturday and Sunday so visitors will have time to visit the Living History Civilian and Military Camps. Not only will our guest be able to mingle with the living historians, there will also be a series of lectures that will feature special guest such as General(s) Grant, Thomas and Cleburne. Also Margie Thessin, author of “Lizzy’s War”, will give a talk on what life was like for children during the Civil War. There will be a small arms demonstration and, with parental permission and after a brief safety talk, teenagers (15 and older) will be allowed to fire a black-powder rifle or revolver as way to encourage interest in Civil War reenacting.
On Saturday at 2 PM a portion of the Battle of Triune will be reenacted. These events happened on Dec. 27, 1862 just days before the Battle of Murfreesboro. On Sunday at 2 PM we will reenact the confederate raids on the Federal occupied Triune area. A series of raids took place from April through August 1863. In retaliation of the southern resistance in the area, Federal troops burned many homes and churches during that time.
The cost for attending the reenactment is only $5 per person (children 6 and under are free). To attend one of the lectures, there is a requested $2 donation to help cover some of the additional cost. A full itinerary will be published on the web-site by April 1, 2014. . Save the Franklin Battlefield will have a booth set-up to promote Civil War preservation in our area.


April 14, 2014 - 6:30PM - STFB Board Meeting

The monthly STFB Board Meeting is held the second Monday of each month at the Heritage Foundation Offices, 134 Second Avenue North Franklin Tennessee.   This is a working Board Meeting to discuss the business and projects of STFB.  All members, prospective members, and interested parties are welcome to attend.  For information, call 615-500-6612.


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