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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum May 2015 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.

Some of the events in May at the Museum are: In the Garden: Southern Watercolor Society’s 38th Annual Juried Exhibition, Ed Nash: Exploration, Go Figure!, The Creative Gilmans, The Art of Flying High, and Story & Craft Time with Ms. Sue.

Salty Sisters Racing to Win. (Judy Saltzman)

Salty Sisters Racing to Win. (Judy Saltzman)

Exhibits

Southern Watercolor Society’s 38th Annual Juried Exhibition
May 12th – July 5th

Grandads Pride. (Mary Spellings)

Grandads Pride. (Mary Spellings)

Ed Nash: Exploration
May 1st – 31st

This Exhibit Sponsored by Nashville Arts Magazine

Ed Nash: Exploration

Ed Nash: Exploration

Go Figure!
March 1st – June 14th

Developed by Minnesota Children’s Museum in partnership with the American Library Association and supported by the National Science Foundation.

The Creative Gilmans
March 5th – May 10th

The Art of Flying High
May 1st – 31st

Preview some of the art that will be available for auction at our annual fundraiser Flying High, on display in the lobby.

Activities

The Big Payback: $5k by 5:00pm on May 5th
Tuesday, May 5th

The Big Payback is coming May 5th, 2015, and the Customs House Museum is excited to take part in this monumental event! The Big Payback, hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, is a community-wide online giving day that’s a special occasion to celebrate Middle Tennessee’s spirit of generosity and support the work of nonprofits.

This 24-hour online event will help organizations, like the Customs House Museum, raise much-needed unrestricted dollars and bring awareness to pressing needs in our communities.
On May 5th, our goal is to raise $5k by 5:00pm for improvements to our children’s galleries. Your donation of $10.00 or more will be a big help!

Visit our website or Facebook to find out how you can donate and contribute to your community!

May First Thursday Art Walk
May 7th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Join us for the First Thursday Art Walk on May 7th. The museum will be open with free admission from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. The Clarksville Jazz Project Trio will give a live performance in the galleries from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.

Story & Craft Time with Ms. Sue
May 7th, 14th, & 28th, 10:30am – 11:15am

Ms. Sue has more than 500 picture books in her personal library. Join us this month as she shares some of her favorites. All ages welcome.

Family Fun Day: “Get Your Kicks on Route 66”
May 9th, 10:00am – 4:00pm

You are invited to join us as we take the ultimate “road trip” without leaving Clarksville. There will be sites to see, things to do, and things to make. And while you’re here, visit the exhibit “Becoming Clarksville” to find out what Governor Austin Peay did that made travel by car a little easier.

Let’s Find: Things to Count
May 26th & 27th, 10:30am – 11:30am

For Children 2 – 5 years old & their adults

Do you know how many Randys there are on the pit crew standing by Jeff Purvis’s racecar in the sports gallery? Join us for May’s Let’s Find as we look for unusual things to count in the museum. We’ll also make a craft and listen to Ms. Sue read some of her special counting books. Siblings are always welcome!

May in the Children’s Room: Backyard Birds

Our apologies: the Children’s Room will be closed May 12th – 17th due to a special event.

Chickadees, cardinals, crows, and cuckoos are just a few of the birds that might show up in your yard this summer. Visit the Children’s Room to discover some other birds that just might come by, too!

There will be books to read, puzzles to complete, puppets to pretend with, crafts to make, art to enjoy, objects to examine, and things to try every day.
The Children’s Room provides exhibit-related, hands-on learning experiences for families. Activities vary weekly, so drop in often!

All activities are free with your museum membership or paid admission. For more information, contact Ms. Sue at 931.648.5780 or

The museum will be closed Sunday, May 10th for Mother’s Day and Monday, May 25th for Memorial 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 www.customshousemuseum.org


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