The Customs House Museum presents Call to Arms, a new exhibit honoring the military men and women of Montgomery County. Focusing on the Civil War through Vietnam, the installation features weapons, badges, and uniforms respective to these eras.
The museum partnered with the Kiwanis Club’s Service and Sacrifice committee to produce the display of portraits representing service men and women of Montgomery County. These black and white images framing the uniforms were taken from Faces of Valor: Veterans of Montgomery County. A project of the Kiwanis Club of Clarksville, the original display of portraits was unveiled on November 13th, 2004. The panels can be seen in the restored Montgomery County Court House. A few faces on view in Call to Arms will be featured in an upcoming new edition.
The museum will be hosting activities in conjunction with the exhibit throughout the summer. On June 10th, the monthly Art & Lunch series continues with a thirty-minute film on the art styles after World War I. Flag Day (June 14th) will be celebrated with a noon Flag Raising ceremony, reading of the President’s Proclamation, and Taps. Following the outside ceremony there will be a short reception with guest speakers from the Service and Sacrifice Committee. Both of these activities are free and open to the public. Guests will be allowed to view the museum’s exhibit during this special event which runs 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
Call to Arms will run through August 29th, 2010. The Customs House Museum is the second largest general museum in the state of Tennessee, located at the corner of Second and Commerce Streets. Museum hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sundays. For more information on above exhibit and events, contact Terri Jordan, Curator of Exhibits, at (931) 648-5780 or .
The Customs House Museum website is: www.customshousemuseum.org.