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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center brings Women’s Suffrage Speaker to Clarksville, February 15th

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center presents its February Art & Lunch program on the 15th, corresponding with Susan B. Anthony’s birthday. This month’s event is a presentation by Paula F. Casey.  

Women’s suffrage speaker Paula F. Casey.

Women’s suffrage speaker Paula F. Casey.

Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, Paula is a dynamic speaker on the women’s suffrage movement and Tennessee’s pivotal role in the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote.

She is also the publisher of “The Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage”. This book is also available in 3 e-book formats and an audiobook. Paula helped produce a 12 min. 40 sec. DVD of the 72-year struggle for American women to be included in the U.S. Constitution entitled “Generations: American Women Win the Vote.”  

In addition to the book and DVD, Paula is getting public art placed in Nashville, Jackson, and Memphis depicting the suffragists. She served as president of Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument, Inc., and was primarily responsible for raising the funds to get the monument placed in Centennial Park. It was unveiled on August 26th, 2016.  

The Customs House Museum will show Paula’s DVD as part of the Art & Lunch program. These monthly programs are free to the public and begin at 12:15pm.

Located at the corner of Second and Commerce Streets, the Customs House Museum is the second largest general museum in Tennessee. For more information on above event contact Terri Jordan, Exhibits Curator, at 931.648.5780 or

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. 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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