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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.
Some of the events in February at the Museum are: Of Stars & Stripes: From the Collection of Dr. John Olson, Celebrating Black History Month and Mergings: A Visual Exploration: The Art of Jennifer Crescuillo.
Of Stars & Stripes: From the Collection of Dr. John Olson
See the history of our country through this private collection of vintage flags. See original pre-Civil War flags, reproductions from the Colonial era, and more!
Celebrating Black History Month
Items from our collection showcase Black History Month. Featured artifacts on display include slave inventory lists, a United States Colored Troops (USCT) 16th regiment poster, a slave shackle with ball and chain, a class photo of Cobb Elementary c. 1915, and some other interesting photographs and documents that relate to the history of African Americans in the Montgomery County region.
Mergings: A Visual Exploration: The Art of Jennifer Crescuillo
Jennifer Crescuillo is an internationally exhibited artist currently living and working in Silver Point, Tennessee with her family. Jennifer earned her Masters of Fine Art in glass at Southern Illinois University. This series of art features fused, cold worked, and sand carved glass monuments to obsolete technology.
Please Note: Art Activities
During the renovation of the Kimbrough Gallery and Memory Lane, the art activities will be available in the Coca Cola Café, except during birthday party rentals. All activities are free with your museum membership or paid admission. All ages are welcome!
The Museum will be closed on Monday, February 15th for Presidents’ 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. The original portion of the building was constructed in 1898 as a U.S. Post Office and Customs House for the flourishing tobacco trade. Incorporating a number of architectural styles, the original structure is one of the most photographed buildings in the region.
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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