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Clarksburg Historical Commission

The Clarksburg Historical Commission continues organizing news clippings and photos for binders and welcomes donations of old newspapers/articles.  One day, we hope to have a complete set that will give us the history of Clarksburg from the very beginning.  While we are hopeful, we also understand that it’s still a dream for us.    We do have two binders of articles and photos pertaining to the Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Company, a military binder and somewhat complete newspaper books from the 1930’s to present day.

As you’re cleaning out your closets, etc. and come across articles and artifacts pertaining to Clarksburg, please get in touch with us.  We would love to be able to copy articles and photos that would be of historical value, if not from years ago, it could be something current that would be of value years from now.  Family photos (hopefully with names & dates attached), news clippings,  photos of old buildings that are no longer in existence, school records/photos, VFW events, obituaries, items from former Clarksburg businesses (or even current ones)…anything Clarksburg related.   Also, we could use family histories/genealogies of Clarksburg residents.   If you’re not sure, give one of us a call.  If we can’t use it, we’ll get back to you.

In organizing old town reports, we are still missing those prior to 1885 and also for the year 1992.  You may even find items at a tag sale that we could use.  From time to time, we’ll be publishing old photos, hoping that the people in the photos can be identified.

Do you know anything about the peat moss factory at the Tamarack Swamp?  Or other former businesses? Let us know.

Recently, we’ve been researching the Community Preservation Act (CPA) that we believe would be of a great benefit to Clarksburg.  It will be voted on at the May 29, 2024 Town Meeting.  Passage of the CPA would then go to the ballot at the November 5 Presidential Election.  The CPA would match funds on a yearly basis, which funds would be used for open space projects, recreation, historical preservation and housing.  Since there are 196 cities and/or towns in Massachusetts already benefiting from the CPA, we feel it is time for Clarksburg to come on board. Residents will be hearing more about this as time goes on.

Members of the Clarksburg Historical Commission are as follows.  Please feel free to contact any one of us with information. 


                Jeanne Moulthrop (2025) – 413-663-3630 or

                Susan Brandon (2026) - 413-663-9007 or

                Joe Bushika (2026) – 413-663-8710 or

                Pat Morrissey (2027) – 413-663-3654 or

                Mark Kimball (2027) – 413-663-9130 or


Following are a few photos that you may be able to help us identify.  The two small ones are of “Paulie”, but we have no last name.  And, if you know who “Andy” is, we’d like to know his last name too.

Historical Commission News

Posted: 06/29/2023
Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00
Posted: 11/05/2020
For several years now, a gravestone has been sitting in the Town Administrator’s office. We have been searching cemetery records to see if we can find where this stone belongs, but have found nothing yet


If you recognize anyone not noted below - contact Jeanne @ 413 663-3630