30th Anniversary Campaign

The Customs House Museum has seen significant growth and success during its first 30 years of operation. We began in the Customs House building in 1984, telling the stories of who we are and who we aspire to be. With the help of many dedicated people, the museum grew to include a major expansion in 1996, making the museum the major regional cultural center that it is today.

Taking care of a major historical structure has many challenges. In the last few years we have made significant improvements to the physical condition of our museum campus.

With these improvements in place, our focus is directed toward making the best use of our interior exhibit spaces. As we look to tell our community’s stories in new and engaging ways, there is a serious need for renovation, as these galleries have not been changed in over 20 years.

Our 30th Anniversary Sponsorship Book details the renovations to the galleries that the museum is committed to making. These changes will result in greater use of the space available to us, presenting stories of our heritage that have yet to be told.

Each exhibit area can be built and produced independently as funding becomes available. This incremental approach allows us great flexibility to realize these improvements. In fact, the first phase of our overall vision has been realized in the opening of the Clarksville Jaycee Heritage Hall and our award winning exhibit Becoming Clarksville: Honoring Legacies of Leadership.

The next 30 years of the Museum are very promising. Please be a part of this success and partner with us to make this vision a reality.


For inquiries contact Jim Zimmer, Executive Director, at 931-648-5780 or jim@customshousemuseum.org.

200 South Second St., Clarksville, TN 37040931-648-5780Open: Tuesday Through Sunday • Closed Mondays