• Holiday Closings
    The museum will be closed on Monday, February 15th for Presidents' Day.
  • James L. Zimmer Named New Executive Director
    The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center’s board of directors met Tuesday, December 15, 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.  More »
  • Gallery Changes and Upgrades Happening in January – February
    Starting after the first of the year, as we move forward in our on-going campaign to upgrade our gallery spaces, certain areas of the Museum will be closed to the public. During January and February 2016 the following areas will be undergoing infrastructure changes and upgrades:  More »
  • William Buffett Jazzes up the Harvill Gallery this December
    William Buffett brings a new simplicity to the Customs House Museum. There is a tranquil vibe filling the walls of the Planters Bank Peg Harvill Gallery this December. Along with his success as a portrait painter, designer and printer of limited edition serigraphs and posters, William Buffett is becoming known for his scenes of California and New Orleans. More »
  • Celebrating Tennessee Crafts
    This month we continue to celebrate Tennessee Crafts with the opening of Fragile Illuminations, the amazing glass of Thomas Spake. Spake’s exhibit is funded in part by an NEA grant we received (for the second consecutive year). More »
  • Customs House Museum Presents the 5th Annual Laying Low
    Laying Low is back for its fifth installment to benefit the Customs House Museum on Saturday, October 3rd. This laid-back annual fundraiser begins at 5:00 p.m. and will last into the evening. Laying Low will be hosted by the downtown branch of F&M Bank, in the courtyard overlooking the Cumberland River.  More »
  • Ramping Up the 30th Anniversary Campaign
    I am pleased to announce the launch of the second phase of the 30th Anniversary Campaign. We began this cycle by cutting the red ribbon for the accessibility ramp in our Pathways to Progress exhibit area at the July Business After Hours Chamber event. For the first time, guests who use strollers or wheelchairs will have easy access to Explorers’ Gallery.  More »
  • Clarence Cameron White Portrait Donated to Museum
    This painting is a portrait of Clarence Cameron White by artist Eluster Richardson. The portrait was a gift to the Customs House Museum from Dr. JoAnne and Arthur Burgess. The portrait was unveiled during the Clarence Cameron White Dedication held on June 28th, 2015, at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Clarksville. More »
  • Weather Closings
    The museum may be forced to close on days when the weather becomes too severe. If you are uncertain about the weather and/or the museum's status, please refer back to this news bulletin for updates or call the museum at (931) 648-5780 before visiting.
  • History & Heritage
    View the latest episode of History & Heritage with Rosalind Kurita, featuring the Customs House Museum. Learn more about the Season of Equine and Seasons: The Museum Store!  More »

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