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Programs

  • Art 4 Us: Spring Break
    The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center recently received a generous Arts Engagement in American Communities grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This funding allows us to offer a series of free art-making experiences called ART 4 US that will begin with these classes. More »
  • Sunday Family Fun Learning Day: A Celebration of Storytelling
    March 17 | Turner Auditorium Drop in anytime, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Free with paid admission or membership This generation of children, unlike any other in history, has the amazing opportunity to capture not only their friends’ and families’ images but their voices as well, not just for the moment but for their children and their grandchildren! More »
  • Meet & Greet with Former Mardi Gras King, Ryan A. Schwankhart
    March 5 | Kimbrough Gallery 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Free with paid admission or membership Curious about the elaborate costumes we have on display in our Kimbrough Gallery? Join us on Fat Tuesday to welcome former Mardi Gras King, Ryan A. Schwankhart. Ryan will be discussing his experience as Mardi Gras royalty and the process of becoming Mardi Gras King.
  • Hands-on Activities: Rainbow Science
    Saturday, March 2 & 16 | Family Art Studio Drop-in between 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Grades K-6th, with an adult caretaker Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Did you know that according to Irish legend, a pot of gold is hidden at the end of a rainbow? We’ll experiment with the colors of the rainbow in this interactive and fun program. What happens to white light when you put on a pair of diffraction glasses? More »
  • Friday Mornings in March: Color Me Curious!
    March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Family Art Studio Drop-in between 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5, with an adult caretaker Your little ones will enjoy a rainbow of activities as they play with and explore colors. Delve into a Rainbow Sensory Bin, use science to cause a Rainbow Surprise Eruption, make a simple rainbow craft, and more!
  • Friday Mornings in February: Create an Abstract Sculpture
    February 1, 8, 15, drop-in between 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5, with an adult caretaker In Explorers’ Landing Your little ones will have a lot of fun and utilize their fine motor skills as they create an abstract sculpture using only packing peanuts, a damp sponge, and their imagination! Each unique sculpture will stay stuck together and can be taken home. More »
  • Hands-on Activities: Build a Toothpick Structure
    Saturday, February 2 & 16, drop-in between 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Grades K-6th, with an adult caretaker In the Family Art Studio In recognition of National Engineers Week, participants will build a structure using toothpicks and packing peanuts. What shape will your structure be; and how tall and how large? The only thing you need to bring is your creativity and imagination. More »
  • Meet the Artist: Matthew Deric Gore
    Saturday, February 9, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Crouch Gallery All welcome Matthew Deric Gore is a classical realist artist from Nashville whose amazing paintings are currently on exhibit in the Museum. This program provides a rare opportunity to meet the artist in person. For this program, Gore will bring additional paintings that show examples of his early work, discuss his technique, and answer visitor questions. More »
  • Family Fun Sunday: Happy Birthday, G.I. Joe!
    Sunday, February 17, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. All Welcome Hudson Room Attention all G.I. Joe Fans & Collectors! Join us for a grand “show & tell” by G.I. Joe collector Mr. Dan Moore, who purchased his first G.I. Joe as a kid in 1982. These will be a 20-minute presentation beginning at 1:15 p.m., followed by a 90-minute drop-in and talk-about session. More »
  • Still-life Painting
    Thursday, February 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Crouch Gallery Free Admission Bring your easel and art supplies and join us for a night of still life painting. This program by Curator of Exhibitions Terri Jordan is in conjunction with the Matthew Gore: Setting the Stage exhibition. More »

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