• Noel Night at Seasons: The Museum Store
    Thursday, December 5 | 5:00–8:00 p.m. Please join us for a night filled with holiday cheer and special discounts at Seasons: The Museum Store! Have a bite of some delicious holiday treats and enjoy a warm drink More »
  • Jim Rice Returns to Powers’ Family Log House
    Jim Rice, who now lives in California, recently returned to Clarksville to visit his Grandpa Nesbitt’s home, known at the museum as the Powers’ family log house. The log house was built by Barnabas Powers in the 1840s. Later other rooms were added to the structure to accommodate the large families that resided there, including the Nesbitts, who were related by marriage. On February 28, 2018, Jim Rice stepped inside his grandpa’s home for the first time since moving to California in the 1950s.  More »
  • Kiwanis of Clarksville $10,000 Sponsors of Family Art Studio Initiative
    On February 6th, the Kiwanis Club of Clarksville presented a check to the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center to become the inaugural, five-year Title Sponsor of the Museum’s new Family Art Studio initiative. Because of the Kiwanis Club’s focus on serving children, they were a natural candidate to help the Museum kick-start this initiative. Their generosity will allow us to transform over 700 square feet of the Museum’s lower level into an exciting new space that inspires creativity.  More »
  • Museum Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant to support Art by African Americans
    The Customs House Museum & 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.  More »
  • Exhibit Wins Award of Commendation from the TN Association of Museums
    The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center was proud to be recognized by the Tennessee Association of Museums during the annual conference, which took place in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, March 15 - 17, 2017. The 2016 exhibit Of Stars and Stripes was recognized with an Award of Commendation to reflect its excellence. More »
  • Conservation Grant Awarded for Serepta Jordan’s Diary
    Serepta Mildred Jordan was born January 27, 1839 in New Providence, Tennessee. Serepta started to write in a journal around 1857, when she was 18. She continued writing in her journal until 1864, close to the end of the Civil War. The Museum has received a local archives development grant in the amount of $3,000 for the conservation of Serepta Jordan's diary. More »
  • New Additions to the Collection
    The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center is pleased to be receiving two portraits into the permanent collection. The portraits are being received as a transfer from Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Art Museum in Nashville, TN. The portraits are titled: “Girl in White Dress with Basket of Roses” and “Charles Mitchell Jr”. Both were painted by George Dury, a well-known artist who immigrated from Bavaria to Nashville in 1849.  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 »
  • 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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