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Clarksville Historic Preservation Commission Recognizes 100 Year Old Homes
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Clarksville Historic Preservation Commission Recognizes 100 Year Old Homes

CLARKSVILLE, IN (May 12, 2022) – The Clarksville Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is continuing to build on it’s program that recognizes some of the Town of Clarksville’s oldest homes. On Thursday, the HPC recognized nine Clarksville homes in the second year of its historic house recognition program.  Plaques were presented to the owners of the...

Take a Trip Through the History of Clarksville, Indiana Online
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Take a Trip Through the History of Clarksville, Indiana Online

CLARKSVILLE, IN (April 14, 2022) – Through the work of retired librarian Bob Glass and the cooperation of the Clarksville Historical Preservation Commission, many historical materials from the Town of Clarksville Archives have been digitized. The project was made possible with funding from the Town of Clarksville. The collection was originally created by the Clarksville...

Local Realtor and Philanthropist Pat Harrison Donates $10,000 to “Rosie the Riveter” Campaign
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Local Realtor and Philanthropist Pat Harrison Donates $10,000 to “Rosie the Riveter” Campaign

CLARKSVILLE, IN (March 21, 2022) – The Historic Preservation Commission’s campaign to honor “Rosie the Riveter” got a big boost today, an especially important day for the campaign. A Senate Resolution passed in 2017 made March 21st ‘National Rosie the Riveter Day’, which honors one of Clarksville’s most famous residents, Rose Will Monroe. Monroe was...

Clarksville Historic Preservation Commission Launches “Rosie the Riveter” Crowdfunding Campaign
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Clarksville Historic Preservation Commission Launches “Rosie the Riveter” Crowdfunding Campaign

CLARKSVILLE, IN (March 2, 2022) – Southern Indiana residents will soon be able to help honor the legacy of one it’s most famous residents thanks to a new Crowdfunding campaign launching in Clarksville. Rose Will Monroe was the original “Rosie the Riveter”, made famous during World War II while employed as a riveter building B24...

Lynn Lewis: Preserving the Past for Future Generations
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Lynn Lewis: Preserving the Past for Future Generations

CLARKSVILLE, IN (February 3, 2022) – If you ask anyone about the history of the Town of Clarksville, many will tell you that it was the starting point for Lewis and Clark’s expedition to explore the west. If you ask local resident Lynn Lewis, however, you will learn that Clarksville has a much richer history...

Clarksville to Commemorate Historic Visit of Eleanor Roosevelt
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Clarksville to Commemorate Historic Visit of Eleanor Roosevelt

CLARKSVILLE, IN (September 29, 2021) – The Clarksville Historic Preservation Commission will be celebrating the historic visit of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.  On Thursday, October 7th at 4:00pm, the Commission will unveil a special historical marker at Clarksville High School on Dr. Dot Lewis Drive.  On June 16, 1958, Mrs. Roosevelt paid a visit to...