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Custom House Museum February 2012 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 February, the Museum will feature Richard LeFevre: The Civil War Series, Assemblages: The Art of Sandra Paynter Washburn, “Snowflake Special” Model Trains, Let’s Find Fish, Sunday Family Fun – “Build a Log House” and so much more.

Exhibits

Richard LeFevre: The Civil War Series

LeFevre’s paintings from the collection of UT Knoxville document the important battles of the Civil War, including those at Gettysburg, Chattanooga, Vicksburg, Shiloh, Chickamauga, and Knoxville. On exhibit through March.

Bold Expressions: Paintings by Larry Martin

Clarksville artist Larry Martin creates bold, richly colored paintings. On exhibit through March 4th.

Assemblages: The Art of Sandra Paynter Washburn

This exhibit features mixed media paintings, sculptural pieces and jewelry by nationally known artist Sandra Paynter Washburn. On exhibit through March 11th.

The Wooden Plane: From the Collection of Terry Strange

See antique tools dating back to the late 1700’s. On exhibit through February 26th.

A-B-C : From the Museum Collection

Various objects from our collection represent the letters of the alphabet. On exhibit through April 1st.

Activities

“Snowflake Special” Model Trains

The “Snowflake Special” trains will be running every Sunday from 1:00pm–4:00pm through February.

“Let’s Find Fish”

February 15th & 16th, 10:30am–11:30am
Children 3 – 5 years old and their grown-ups are invited to explore the museum from a child’s perspective. We will look for fish and the places they live, make a craft, and hear a story. This activity is free to museum members. Non-members pay the regular adult admission of $7.00, plus $2.00 per child. Siblings are always welcome.

For more information, contact Sue Lewis at 931.648.5780.

Sunday Family Fun – “Build a Log House”

February 26th, 1:00pm–5:00pm
Abraham Lincoln was born in a one-room log cabin on February 12th, 1809. Visit the museum today and build your own log house out of craft sticks. This activity is free with paid admission or your museum membership.

For more information, contact Sue Lewis at 931.648.5780.

Art & Lunch Film: The Diary of a Confederate Soldier (Vol. I)

Thursday, February 9th, 12:05pm in the Turner Auditorium
This film from the American Heritage series presents a Confederate soldier’s experiences during the Civil War. Free Admission. Bagged lunches welcome. In conjunction with the exhibit Richard LeFevre: The Civil War Series.

The museum will be closed February 16th for Martin Luther King 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.

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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