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Custom House Museum June 2013 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

In the month of June, the Museum will feature TN Waterways & the Amazing Maze, Mike Andrews: Carvings, Castings & Constructions, Archetypes: The Art of Diane Shaw, Celebrating 100 Years of the Foust Family Foundry, Animal Day and so much more.

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Exhibits

TN Waterways & the Amazing Maze
The Amazing Maze is back! Explore the waterways of Tennessee while finding your way through the life-size maze.

Mike Andrews: Carvings, Castings & Constructions
Artist Mike Andrews has been creating art for more than two decades out of limestone, wood, and metal. Andrews received his BFA from Austin Peay University, where he studied under renowned regional artist Olen Bryant. On exhibit through August 31st.

Traditions: TN Lives & Legacies
This exhibit highlights folk artists from around the state in photographs by Dean Dixon of Nashville. A companion book by the same title features 25 essays by Dr. Robert Cogswell that testify to the strength and diversity of Tennessee’s grassroots cultural life. Exhibit produced by the Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program.

Archetypes: The Art of Diane Shaw
This collection of acrylic paintings explores the psychology of ancient archetypes. On exhibit through June 25th.

Celebrating 100 Years of the Foust Family Foundry
View metal castings and learn the history of the Clarksville Foundry.

Activities

Animal Day

Friday, June 14th, 10:00am–4:00pm
Visit the Museum on Animal Day to learn about the different animals that share this world with us. Enjoy various crafts and activities for kids of any age. Meet and learn about Tiggy, our residential Green Iguana. She will be making her appearance in the Museum’s Turner Auditorium at 3:00pm. The day’s activities are free with paid admission.

Chalk Day

Friday, June 21st, 10:00am-4:00pm
It’s summer, which means it’s time to get creative with chalk! On this day the Museum’s courtyard will be an open canvas for all to come and enjoy. Chalk will be provided by the Museum for this event, and there is no cost to have fun drawing.

Sunday Family Fun: Rowing through Tennessee

June 30th, 1:00pm–5:00pm
Before Interstates, paved roads or railroads, there were rivers. Grab your life jacket and join us today for a trip through Tennessee on the Cumberland River. There will be crafts and activities along the way. This is event is free with your museum membership or paid admission. For more information contact Sue Lewis at 931.648.5780.

The museum will be closed Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd for its annual Flying High fundraiser, as well as Sunday, June 16th for Father’s Day.

About the Customs House Museum

Located in the heart of historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee, the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is the State’s second largest general museum. With over 35,000 square feet of the region’s best hands-on activities and special events…people of all ages agree – the Customs House Museum is well worth the stop!

The Explorer’s Gallery is packed with fun, learning and fantasy in Aunt Alice’s Attic, McGregor’s Market and kitchen, and of course – the Bubble Cave! Finally, get “all aboard” to see our fantastic model trains. Our volunteer engineers “ride the rails” every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Regular museum hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Sundays. Adult admission is $7.00, Sr. Citizens and College ID $5.00, Ages 6 to 18 $3.00, and under six years and Museum members are free.

The Customs House Museum is located at 200 South Second Street. For more information, call 931.648.5780 or visit their website at www.customshousemuseum.org


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