Who We Are

The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center is where history, art and culture inspire a diverse community.

Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and share the creativity and ingenuity of the human spirit for audiences today and into the future.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wesley Bossard
Exhibition Associate

Stephanie Stafford
Curator of Education
931-648-5780 ext. 2028

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

Eric Shanley
Facilities Manager
931-648-5780 ext. 2032

Kenny Hummer
Exhibits Associate, Model Trains
931-648-5780 ext. 2042

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

April Papenfuss
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

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

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

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

Board of Trustees

Thomasa Ross, Chair

Larry Richardson, Vice Chair

Frazier Allen

Dan Black

Kell Black

McClure Polland

Joe Creek*

Kyong Dawson

Jim Diehr

Jamie Durrett

Darwin Eldridge

Lawson Mabry

Deanna McLaughlin*

Linda Nichols

Brendalyn Player

Wes Sumner

Carolyn Ferrell

*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