The purpose of the Historical Preservation Commission is historic preservation and protection.
• to promote the educational, cultural and general welfare of the citizens of Clarksville
• to insure the harmonious and orderly growth and development of the municipality
• to maintain established areas, sites, or neighborhoods that have had or are in danger of having their distinctiveness destroyed
• to enhance property values and attract new developments and residents
• to ensure the viability of traditional areas and to enhance tourism within the region and Town of Clarksville.
It has been deemed essential by the Town Council of the Town of Clarksville that qualities relating to its history and the harmonious outward appearance of its structures and sites be preserved.
Commission Advisory Committee
Bob Glass, Commission Archivist
Greg Sekula, Indiana Landmarks
Jeanne Burke, Clark County Historian
Diane Stepro, Jeffersonville Township Public Library Local History Librarian
Danny Spainhour, Local Historian
Michaelia Gilbert, President, Clarksville Historical Society
The Historic Preservation Commission meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 5:00pm. All meetings are held in the Executive Conference room on the second floor of Clarksville’s Town Hall, located at 2000 Broadway Street. All meetings are open to the public. For more information send an email to HPC@townofclarksville.com.
About Indiana Memory
Indiana Memory is a collaborative effort to provide access to the wealth of primary sources in Indiana libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions. It is a gateway to Indiana’s history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, and other media. As a portal to the collections, Indiana Memory assists individuals to locate materials relevant to their interests and to better appreciate the connections between those materials. This project is made possible through grant funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Indiana State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.
The Clarksville Historic Preservation Commission serves as the custodian of hundreds of Clarksville historical artifacts. Those artifacts were carefully catalouged by Archivist Bob Glass and housed at the Clarksville Community Center. To view a complete list of archived artifacts, CLICK HERE.