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Clarksville awarded grants to help fund Smith-Trahern Mansion restoration plan


Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The Tennessee Historical Commission awarded the City of Clarksville a Historic Preservation Fund grant of $20,000 to prepare a plan for the restoration of the Smith-Trahern Mansion.

These funds represent sixty-percent of the project budget. In order to complete the project, a forty-percent match from local funds is required. Fundraising efforts by the City will continue, with some help already.

Smith-Trahern Mansion

Smith-Trahern Mansion

The National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded the City $2,500 and the Family and Community Educators (FCE) donated $5,000, all of which will be used towards this match.

Fundraising efforts by the City will continue through the sale of watercolor prints and note cards by artist Lynne Waters Griffey, featuring the Mansion. They can be purchased at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center and the Clarksville Parks & Recreation office.

“The Smith-Trahern Mansion is a vitally important part of Clarksville’s history and culture,” said Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

“The Mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a host to events and visitors throughout the year.  The Mansion is too important to fall into disrepair and I’m very happy and appreciative to receive funds dedicated to help us keep it safe for Clarksvillians and guests.”

For a more information, please visit or call 931.645.7476.




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