Who We Are

OUR MISSION is to collect, preserve and interpret historical, artistic and scientific material.

OUR VISION is to expose the widest audience possible to the creativity and ingenuity of the human spirit through art, science and history within the context of cultural diversity.

Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Clarksville, Tennessee, the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to the encouragement of preservation, education, appreciation and exploration. Partially housed in the architecturally astonishing 1898 Federal Post Office, the Museum & Cultural Center encompasses over 35,000 square feet of award-winning exhibitions, interactive exploration areas for children of all ages and beautiful spaces for special events.

Museum Staff

April Papenfuss
Visitor Services Associate
931-648-5780 ext. 2025

Andrew Ross
Events & Rentals Associate
931-648-5780 ext. 2025

Joseph Chandler
Exhibits Officer/Preparator
931-648-5780 ext. 2031

Kenny Hummer
Exhibits Associate

Morgan Beam
Curator of Education
931-648-5780 ext. 2028

Terri Jordan
Curator of Exhibits
931-648-5780 ext. 2038

Yvette Campagna
Marketing Design Manager
931-648-5780 ext. 2030

Anna Woten
Curator of Collections & Registrar
931-648-5780 ext. 2027

Channing Grimes
Membership, Volunteer &
Development Manager
931-648-5780 ext. 2037

Kate Tallman
Collections Associate & Sustainability Coordinator
931-648-5780 ext. 2041

Kim Raines
Visitor Services Associate
931-648-5780 ext. 2039

Myranda Harrison
Marketing Communications Manager
931-648-5780 ext. 2036

Vicki Parker
Office Manager
931-648-5780 ext. 2023

Becky Wood
Technical Writer & Managing Editor
931-648-5780 ext. 2024

Frank Lott
Executive Director
931-648-5780 ext. 2022

Kathleen Silva
Education Associate
931-648-5780 ext. 2026

Laura Rone
Visitor Services Manager
931-648-5780 ext. 2029

Stacy Mobley
Events & Rentals Manager
931-648-5780 ext. 2025

Wesley Bossard
Exhibition Associate

Board of Trustees

Jamie Durrett, Chair

Thomasa Ross, Vice Chair

Frazier Allen, Treasurer

Linda Nichols, Secretary

Paige Adkins

Darwin Eldridge

Kell Black

Joe Creek *

Jim Diehr

Lawson Mabry

Vondell Richmond*

Dan Black

Wes Sumner

Brendalyn Player

Christina Clark

Eleanor Williams*

Larry Richardson

*denotes ex-officio

Museum Guild

The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center Guild is a group of talented volunteers who promote awareness and support for the Museum. They accomplish this by creatively developing, organizing and funding various special events throughout the year, including the signature Flying High and Champagne & Chocolate fundraisers.

Guild members dedicate three years of their volunteer time to these efforts by learning about the Museum and its exhibits, programs and collections, acting as a community advocate on behalf of the Museum and garnering support for the events.

The Guild is always looking for enthusiastic and committed members who want to share their special talents while promoting one of Clarksville’s major attractions. For more information on how to join, please contact Channing Grimes at channing@customshousemuseum.org.

Museum Financials