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Customs House Museum to hold Andrew Jackson and the War of 1812 Presentation on October 15th

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – On Sunday, October 15th, 2017, Dr. Tom Kanon will give a presentation on Andrew Jackson and the War of 1812 in the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center’s Turner Auditorium.

The program is from 2:00pm–4:00pm with free admission to the public.

Tennesseans At War by Tom Kanon
Tennesseans At War by Tom Kanon

Dr. Kanon is an archivist at the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville. He holds a doctoral degree in public history from Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Kanon will also do a book signing following his presentation. His book Tennesseans at War 1812 – 1815: Andrew Jackson, the Creek War, and the Battle of New Orleans will be available for purchase that afternoon.

This presentation, sponsored by the Andrew Jackson Foundation, is one in a series of events throughout Tennessee commemorating the 250th birthday of our seventh U.S. President, Andrew Jackson.

Did you know that cannon balls made in Dickson County were shipped to New Orleans from Clarksville’s shore for use in this oft-forgotten war? It was during the War of 1812 that Tennessee became known as the Volunteer State.

Prior to Dr. Kanon’s presentation, the Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Development Council will unveil a photo of the highway marker that is being placed on Riverside Drive, identifying the place that Tennessee volunteers, along with cannonballs that were cast in Dickson County, started their trip downriver in flat boats to join Andrew Jackson in the final battle of the war in New Orleans.

For more information on above event contact Sue Lewis, Curator of Education, at 931.648.5780 or sue@customshousemuseum.org

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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