historic building plaque program


Sharing the story of important historical landmarks.

Two men and women standing behind desk at Clark County Historical Museum holding metal book pages

The CCHM Historic Buildings Plaque Program is designed to provide interpretive plaques for buildings, structures, and/or locations, which are selected by the CCHM and recognized on local, state, and/or national registers of historic places. Funds for this program are provided by the Courtney Irvin Trust and require a match.

The mission of the Historic Building Plaque Program is the following:

Engagement: Create a cost-effective and engaging way to educate the public about the rich histories of buildings throughout the Clark County area, which in turn creates a better sense of stewardship, community, and draws tourism.

Development: The program will create an opportunity for CCHM to research, identity, engage, and grow long-term meaningful relationships with owners of historic buildings, structures, and/or locations and community stakeholders connected to those locations. In addition, CCHM will seek out partnering organizations or entities to broaden the reach and resources of the program that will feed into other CCHM efforts.

Outreach: Provide a tangible representation of the CCHM work in the community and create an opportunity to easily expand its outreach and membership.

Recognition: Promote the local efforts for preservation and rehabilitation of registered historic buildings that represent a variety of historical eras, styles, and stories. The program can help educate property owners and potential stakeholders about the local, state, and national historic registers and encourage the listing of a building, structure, and/or location.