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  • Holiday Closings
    The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center will be closed in observance of the following upcoming holidays: Sunday, December 24 for Christmas Eve Monday, December 25 for Christmas Day Tuesday, December 26 for Christmas Holiday Monday, January 1 for New Years Day
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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