Clarksville History Hunt Happening on May 21. It's Free, but Pre-Registration Required

Calling all K-5 preservationists for Preservation Austin’s 2nd Annual History Hunt! The Hunt will take place from 9AM to Noon on Saturday, May 21 and it begins and ends at the Pauline Brown Clarksville Neighborhood Center, 1807 West 11th Street.

Presented in partnership with the Clarksville Community Development Corporation, this free architectural scavenger hunt will focus on Clarksville, one of Austin’s original Freedmen’s Settlements established by former slaves after the Civil War. 

Families will follow clues to five (top secret) stops throughout the neighborhood, learning about architectural elements and the neighborhood’s history along the way. Sack races, hula hoops, and other activities will abound. Refreshments will be provided at the finish line, where prizes will be awarded to the race champions. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with Austin’s heritage in a fun and healthy way!

This event is free! All children must have an adult chaperone. RSVPs by Monday, May 16 to are required.


Aubrey Carter Design Office, Clarksville Resident
Element 5 Architecture, Clarksville Residents
Fresh Plus
The Gregory Group, Clarksville Resident and Realtor
Mathews Elementary
O'Connell Architecture, Friend of Clarksville