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Customs House Museum becomes Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ProgramMontgomery County, TN – The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center is the first organization of 2017 to celebrate their Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, City of Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Chamber of Commerce Director Melinda Shepard, several CMC Green Certification Steering Committee Members and several Museum Board Members attended their green ribbon cutting.

(L to R) Melinda Shepard, Randy Spurgeon (Customs House Staff): Sollie Fott (Customs House Board of Trustees); Terri Jordan (Customs House Staff); Colin McAlexander (Customs House Staff); JD Richardson; Mayor Durrett, Kali Mason (Customs House Staff); Mayor McMillan, Jim Zimmer; Eleanor Williams (Customs House Board of Trustees); William Wyatt (Customs House Chair, Board of Trustees); Tim Swaw (CMCGCP Steering Committee) and Daryl Pater (CMCGCP Steering Committee).

(L to R) Melinda Shepard, Randy Spurgeon (Customs House Staff): Sollie Fott (Customs House Board of Trustees); Terri Jordan (Customs House Staff); Colin McAlexander (Customs House Staff); JD Richardson; Mayor Durrett, Kali Mason (Customs House Staff); Mayor McMillan, Jim Zimmer; Eleanor Williams (Customs House Board of Trustees); William Wyatt (Customs House Chair, Board of Trustees); Tim Swaw (CMCGCP Steering Committee) and Daryl Pater (CMCGCP Steering Committee).

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum receives Tennessee Grant for Serepta Jordan Diary project

 

Serepta Jordan’s writings recorded Clarksville life from 1857-64

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – A large measure of teamwork is going into the restoration and publication of the diary of Serepta Jordan, who recorded her life in Clarskville from 1857 to 1864 in crisp hardwriting in a repurposed leather-bound ledger book.

The diary is part of the collection of the Clarksville’s Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, which welcomed a $3,000 Archive Development Grant on Thursday delivered by Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett.

Kali Mason, Customs House Curator of Collections, carefully handles pages of the diary of Serepta Jordon as Mayor Kim McMillan, Millie Armstrong, Tenessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Customs House Executive Director Jim Zimmer look at the fragile document. Hargett delivered a $3,000 state grant check to the museum Thursday that will be used to continue the restoration of the historic diary.

Kali Mason, Customs House Curator of Collections, carefully handles pages of the diary of Serepta Jordon as Mayor Kim McMillan, Millie Armstrong, Tenessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Customs House Executive Director Jim Zimmer look at the fragile document. Hargett delivered a $3,000 state grant check to the museum Thursday that will be used to continue the restoration of the historic diary.

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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center brings Women’s Suffrage Speaker to Clarksville, February 15th

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center presents its February Art & Lunch program on the 15th, corresponding with Susan B. Anthony’s birthday. This month’s event is a presentation by Paula F. Casey.  

Women’s suffrage speaker Paula F. Casey.

Women’s suffrage speaker Paula F. Casey.

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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center Lights Up with Stained Glass

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Crouch Gallery of the Customs House has been transformed into a serene chapel of art. Utility & Beauty centers on the artistic craftsmanship of the Emmanuel Glass Studio.

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, the exhibition focuses on the design work of the studio, the history and types of stained glass.

The Glass of Emmanuel Studio

The Glass of Emmanuel Studio

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum February 2017 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.

Some of the events in February at the Museum are:Slave and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, The Local 5, The Glass of Emmanuel Studio, The Art of Margaret Evangeline, A Fine Note and The Stories of Uncle Remus.

A Fine Note at the Customs House Museum.

A Fine Note at the Customs House Museum.

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place February 2nd, 2017

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center to host Workshop for Writers January 28th

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Regional writers will be given the opportunity to participate in a workshop with noted poet Dr. Stellasue Lee on Saturday, January 28th. Dr. Lee will be leading a class entitled “Saying the Unsayable”.

“Journal Writing/ transformation line is the key to a door of the subconscious. It is how one discovers what they are thinking/feeling. Explaining the unexplainable is something of a magic act; showing up to a blank page with an unfettered mind takes some doing,” said Dr. Lee.

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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center opens David Iacovazzi-Pau Portraits exhibit

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum features the figurative work of international artist David Iacovazzi-Pau this month in the Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery. The suite of ten, made up of sketches as well as oils on canvas, date from 2013 to 2016.

Many of the works included in the exhibition such as Self Portrait with Maya in the Studio, in which the artist stands before an art-filled wallpapered background, give a nod to the art of Alice Neel with his use of color and negative space.

Portrait of Gunnar Deatherage by David Iacovazzi-Pau

Portrait of Gunnar Deatherage by David Iacovazzi-Pau

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place January 5th, 2017

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum January 2017 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.

Some of the events in January at the Museum are: Cut: An Invitational Exhibition, Christmas Town, Portraits of David Iacovazzi‐Pau, Slave and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, and Utility & Beauty: The Glass of Emmanuel Studio.

Slave and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation

Slave and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation

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