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  • Flying High 2016 Soars in to Benefit the Customs House Museum
    Held the first Saturday of June each year, Flying High is an evening celebrating artists and the works of art of the region. Flying High is Customs House Museum’s preeminent fundraiser of the year, supporting educational and exhibit programming of the Museum. This year’s event will be held at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center on Saturday, June 4 with a theme of An Evening in Paris. More »
  • Kroger Community Rewards Program
    We are pleased to now be enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. With this program, you are able to give back to the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center every time you shop at your Kroger store! More »
  • Customs House Wins State Award at Conference
    The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center was a recipient of an award at the recent Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The awards ceremony took place on March 16 at The Hermitage, home of president Andrew Jackson. The Museum Excellence Awards were presented to museums across the state for exceptional projects and events  during 2015.  More »
  • Oh, To Live by the Sea: Hook Rugs Showcase the Joy of the Ocean
    The Customs House Museum and the Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council present a national traveling exhibit of 12 works by fiber artists, including a piece by Clarksvillian Tamara Long.  More »
  • Holiday Closings
    The museum will be closed on Sunday, May 8th for Mothers Day and Monday, May 30th for Memorial 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 »
  • 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 »

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