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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum and Cultural Center announces James Zimmer as New Executive Director

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center’s board of directors met Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 and named James L. Zimmer as Executive Director of the organization. Zimmer replaces Alan Robison, who took a position in Anniston, Alabama in October of this year.

It is anticipated that the new top executive of Tennessee’s second largest general museum will be starting his role shortly after the first of the year, according to Board of Trustees Chairman Ray Runyon.

James Zimmer named New Executive Director of Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

James Zimmer named New Executive Director of Clarksville’s Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum receives Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Arts Engagement in American Communities grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

The invitation-only grant in the amount of $10,000 aims to help increase understanding and skills in the arts for all ages.

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

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Customs House Museum opens “Becoming Clarksville: Celebrating Legacies of Leadership” in the newly remodeled Clarksville Jaycee’s Heritage Hall

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – On Tuesday,  the Customs House Museum cut the ribbon on its newest permanent exhibit, “Becoming Clarksville: Honoring Legacies of Leadership.”

Through the prism of leadership, the exhibit explores the history of Clarksville and Montgomery County, focusing on the stories of individuals who helped shape the city, featuring unique interactive and video elements. Becoming Clarksville also serves as a legacy for the Clarksville Jaycees, remembering its history and contributions to the people of Clarksville.

Evans Harvill and Wayne Wilkerson cut the ribbon opening  the Becoming Clarksville: Celebrating Legacies of Leadership Exhibit

Evans Harvill and Wayne Wilkerson cut the ribbon opening the Becoming Clarksville: Celebrating Legacies of Leadership Exhibit

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to host Wizard of Oz Exhibit sponsored by Planters Bank

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum is proud to announce Planters Bank as the Title Sponsor of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a travelling exhibit coming to the Crouch Gallery of the museum in April 2014.

Planters Bank’s generous gift will help fund this highly acclaimed, award-winning exhibit from the Great Explorations Children’s Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Clarksville’s Civil War Story Video Wins Award from Tennessee Association of Museums

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – “Crossroads of Change, Clarksville, Tennessee 1861-1865,” a locally-produced video providing a perspective of the impact of the Civil War upon Clarksville and its inhabitants during the years 1861 to 1865, was honored with a 2012 Certificate of Commendation from the Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) at its annual convention held recently in Memphis Tennessee.

Actor Keith McCoy portrays a member of the US Colored Troops in this scene from “Crossroads of Change, Clarksville, Tennessee 1861-1865.” The video was researched, written and filmed in Montgomery County and is based on local journals and diaries of the Civil War era.

Actor Keith McCoy portrays a member of the US Colored Troops in this scene from “Crossroads of Change, Clarksville, Tennessee 1861-1865.” The video was researched, written and filmed in Montgomery County and is based on local journals and diaries of the Civil War era.

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“Laying Low” to benefit Custom’s House Museum

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – If you’ve been “Flying High” over the years, then it’s time for “Laying Low” to support the Custom’s House Museum and Cultural Center. The Museum’s first ever “Laying Low” fundraiser is coming November 5th at 3:30pm, at the home of Nancy and Garnett Ladd, 2100 Madison Street.

This “festival style” event will feature a complete barbeque dinner with all the trimmings, adult beverages, sweet tea, outdoor games, a cornhole tournament,  capped off with a bonfire and s’mores. The highlight of the night will be country music headliner, Frankie Ballard. «Read the rest of this article»

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