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Shiloh Park to host programs at Tennessee River Museum

Shiloh Park to host programs at Tennessee River Museum

Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2010 8:05 pm

Shiloh National Military Park and the Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau have partnered together to bring ranger led programs, lectures and demonstrations to the Tennessee River Museum in Savannah.
Shiloh park rangers will be presenting programs at the museum on Monday, Aug. 2 and Aug. 13.
“We feel that this partnership between Shiloh and the Tennessee River Museum, and the wonderful programs offered by our park staff, will encourage visitation to both sites and motivate visitors to explore more of Hardin County,” stated park superintendent Woody Harrell. “In addition, visitors who possess a Shiloh Battlefield entrance permit also receives free admission to the Tennessee River Museum, creating a more economical weekend trip for individual visitors and families,” he said.
The ranger led programs presented at the museum will focus on different topics than those offered daily throughout the summer at Shiloh Battlefield. The first program on Monday will feature ranger Chris Mekow, who will present “Banners of the Lost Cause,” a presentation exploring both the military and national flags of the Confederacy, with particular focus on the flags used by the southern forces at the Battle of Shiloh. Replicas of these flags will be displayed to learn more about the origins and histories of these banners. This program will begin at 11:30 a.m. and last for about 30 minutes.
More information is available on the park website, www.nps.gov/shil.
Published in The Messenger 7.22.10

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