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Clarksville, 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.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
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.
There’s No Place Like Oz
Memorabilia from the collection of Dr. John Olson, including Madame Alexander dolls, original scripts, books, autographs, and more.
Anne Bagby: Layered Expressions
Bagby’s work combines traditional drawing, painting and printmaking, using several layers to play with the boundaries between design and texture.
Figuratively Speaking: National Juried Exhibition
Artists from across the nation portray the human figure in various media, including painting, photography, sculpture, and more.
Serving Abroad: Through Their Eyes
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
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.
It’s All in Your Head!
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
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
Children are invited to make their own paper Tin Woodman and give him a heart as we learn how the heart works.
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
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 www.customshousemuseum.org
Topics101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Afghanistan, Alison Davis Lyne, Clarksville, Clarksville TN, Customs House Museum, Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, Downtown Clarksville, Greg Williamson, Greg Williamson: With the Troops, Heart, Kabul, L. Frank Baum, Lincoln Schatz, painting, Planters Bank, Serving Abroad: Through Their Eyes, South Second Street, St. Petersburg FL, Sue Lewis, The Leaf Chronicle, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Exhibition, There's No Place Like Oz, Turner Auditorium, W.W. Denslow
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