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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum June 2014 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 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, There’s No Place Like Oz, Anne Bagby: Layered Expressions, Figuratively Speaking: National Juried Exhibition, Serving Abroad: Through Their Eyes by Lincoln Schatz, Greg Williamson: With the Troops, It’s All in Your Head, Draw Me a Story, and The Tin Woodman Gets His Heart.

Serving Abroad: Through Their Eyes by Lincoln Schatz.

Serving Abroad: Through Their Eyes by Lincoln Schatz.


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Through June 26th

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to an award-winning interactive experience! Step into the pages of the literary classic written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow.

Visitors learn through play with brain teaser games, role playing, dress-up, and other educational activities incorporated throughout. This exhibit involves 11 sections, or “chapters,” each addressing a different element of the story, such as Dorothy’s House, Tornado, Emerald City, and Glinda’s Castle.

Exhibit sponsored by Planters Bank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is produced and toured by Great Explorations Children’s Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida © 2010. This project was supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Museum Staff dressed as characters from Wizard of Oz

Museum Staff dressed as characters from Wizard of Oz

There’s No Place Like Oz
Through June 29th

Memorabilia from the collection of Dr. John Olson, including Madame Alexander dolls, original scripts, books, autographs, and more.

Anne Bagby: Layered Expressions
Through July 6th

Bagby’s work combines traditional drawing, painting and printmaking, using several layers to play with the boundaries between design and texture.

Anne Bagby painting Atrodyssey

Anne Bagby painting Atrodyssey

Figuratively Speaking: National Juried Exhibition
Through July 13th

Artists from across the nation portray the human figure in various media, including painting, photography, sculpture, and more.

Juried Exhibition: Lewis - The girl with the fox fur

Juried Exhibition: Lewis – The girl with the fox fur

Serving Abroad: Through Their Eyes
Through September 7th

A video installation by Lincoln Schatz sponsored by the US State Department and Art in Embassies. AIE commissioned renowned artist Lincoln Schatz to create a video montage incorporating audio and images selected from photographs of daily life abroad by current and former military and Foreign Service personnel.

Schatz’s work will later be installed as a site-specific installation for the permanent art collection in the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Greg Williamson: With the Troops
Through August 31st

Greg Williamson is a multimedia journalist with The Leaf Chronicle. This exhibit showcases Williamson’s photography during his three weeks embedded with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, logging many hours of flight time traveling to and from Forward Out Bases.

Greg Williamson: With the Troops

Greg Williamson: With the Troops


It’s All in Your Head!
June 19th, 11:00am–3:00pm

If I only had a brain… Discover some 6–14 year-old inventors who started their own businesses. Bring your brain and see what you can do!

Draw Me a Story
June 22nd, 1:00pm–4:00pm

From 2:00pm–3:00pm. Alison Davis Lyne, a freelance illustrator, will discuss the art of illustration in the Turner Auditorium. She also paints for the fine art market.

Ms. Lyne’s presentation is designed for teens and adults. Then join us in the Children’s Room as we make stories come alive with our own illustrations.

The Tin Woodman Gets His Heart
June 26th, 11:00am–3:00pm

Children are invited to make their own paper Tin Woodman and give him a heart as we learn how the heart works.

Contact Sue Lewis, Curator of Education, for further information on family programs at 931.648.5780 or .

The Museum will be closed Saturday, June 7th and Sunday, June 8th for Flying High, as well as Sunday, June 15th for Father’s Day.

About the Customs House Museum

Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterLocated 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, Senior 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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