Becoming Clarksville: Honoring Legacies of Leadership

Explore Clarksville’s history in Becoming Clarksville: Honoring Legacies of Leadership. Find out how local agriculture, industry, education, culture, government, medicine, military, and transportation have all contributed to the city of today, and learn about the leaders who have shaped our history. The exhibit also includes engaging computer interactives and a film area.

Learn about how Clarksville was settled and the importance of tobacco and riverboats. Discover the origins of Austin Peay Normal School and the career of Governor Austin Peay himself. See the impact on Clarksville during the Civil War and during the Cold War, and the continuing effect of Fort Campbell. Read about Dr. Robert T. Burt who founded Clarksville’s first hospital, and A. H. Patch, an early inventor and entrepreneur. Explore these stories and many more!

This exhibit was made possible by the Clarksville Jaycees, and includes the history of this organization as well as the many other men and women who have been community leaders throughout Clarksville’s history.

200 South Second St., Clarksville, TN 37040931-648-5780Open: Tuesday Through Sunday • Closed Mondays