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Custom House Museum September 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 September, the Museum will feature Tom Malone: Art from Influence, Captured Color: The Pastels of Mikki Dillon, The Photography of Tony Cantonze, Art of the Staff, Art & Lunch: Gustav Klimt: The Post-Impressionists, Sunday Family Fun:  Puzzling Art, and Let’s Find: Cars & Trucks.

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center


Tom Malone: Art from Influence
September 5th – October 20th

Captured Color: The Pastels of Mikki Dillon
Through September

The Photography of Tony Cantonze
August 28th – October 28th

Art of the Staff
Through September


Art & Lunch: Gustav Klimt: The Post-Impressionists

Tuesday, September 17th, 12:05pm
Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Art Nouveau movement. His deeply sensual portraits of Viennese women still make a powerful impression upon modern viewer. Free admission to film; bagged lunches welcome.

Sunday Family Fun: Puzzling Art

September 29th, 1:00pm–5:00pm
What you do with old puzzles that are missing some pieces? Join us this Sunday to discover the fun of transforming puzzle pieces into masterpieces! This activity is in conjunction with the exhibit Art of the Staff, featuring “Five Easy Pieces,” a mixed media work by Ms. Sue. Free with your museum membership or paid admission. Your old puzzles, with pieces of any size, are welcome but not required. For more information contact Sue Lewis at 931.648.5780.

Let’s Find: Cars & Trucks

September 18th & 19th, 10:30am–11:30am
Children 3 – 5 years old and their grown-ups are invited to explore the museum from a child’s perspective. This month we will be looking for trucks, cars, and some of their parts. You may bring a car, truck, or other toy vehicle if you would like. We will also read a story and make a craft. This activity is free to museum members. Non-members pay the regular adult admission of $7.00, plus $1.00 per child. Siblings are always welcome. For more information contact Sue Lewis at 931.648.5780.

The museum will be closed Monday, September 2nd for Labor 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




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