Topic: Jim Zimmer
Clarksville, TN – “The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is truly a shining jewel in the crown that is Clarksville,” said former Executive Director Jim Zimmer, who retired early due to health issues shortly after fulfilling his three-year contract to the Museum.
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Clarksville, TN – On Saturday, May 19th, 2018 the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center held its annual Flying High fundraiser, which took place at the Clarksville Country Club. It was there that the Gracey Award was presented to the Museum’s Model Train Crew, recognizing all members past and present.
The Gracey Award has been presented annually since 1992 in remembrance of Donald and Finley Gracey, who made a generous bequest in the form of a trust fund to benefit four Clarksville institutions, including the museum.
Customs House Museum and Cultural Center
Clarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center’s annual Flying High fundraiser takes place Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at the Clarksville Country Club. The theme to this 35th annual event is “Southern Soirée”, inspired by the beauty of Charleston and the low country of South Carolina.
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 July at the Museum are: Eric Buechel: The Familiar, Tales & Rails Tuesdays, Art of the Staff, Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature, Frank Morrison Live and Family Art Fridays.
Local Groups, Individuals provide funds to have Civil War Diary cleaned, restored, returned to Custom House Museum
Clarksville, TN – An important record of Clarksville’s past returned, cleaned and restored, this month to Customs House Museum and Cultural Center thanks to help from several local organizations and individuals.
Serepta Jordan’s diary from 1857 to 1864 in New Providence records murders, slave insurrections, the building of Fort Defiance (then known as Fort Sevier), mustering of troops, battles fought and lost during America’s Civil War, along with births, deaths, marriages, and details of daily 19th-century life.
Customs House Museum receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant to support Art by African Americans
Clarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support a project entitled “Celebrating the Legacy and Future of African American Arts.”
Central to the project is the opportunity for the Clarksville community to visit one of the most comprehensive exhibitions ever organized featuring works on paper by African American artists over the last three centuries.
Montgomery County, TN – The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center is the first organization of 2017 to celebrate their Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification.
Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, City of Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Chamber of Commerce Director Melinda Shepard, several CMC Green Certification Steering Committee Members and several Museum Board Members attended their green ribbon cutting.
Serepta Jordan’s writings recorded Clarksville life from 1857-64
Clarksville, TN – A large measure of teamwork is going into the restoration and publication of the diary of Serepta Jordan, who recorded her life in Clarskville from 1857 to 1864 in crisp hardwriting in a repurposed leather-bound ledger book.
The diary is part of the collection of the Clarksville’s Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, which welcomed a $3,000 Archive Development Grant on Thursday delivered by Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett.
Clarksville, TN – On Thursday night, August 11th, 2016 the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center hosted a gala affair to introduce the “Women Painting Women 2016” exhibit.
Also on display was a wonderful sculpture exhibit from Olen Bryant.
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