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A Clarksville COVID Christmas

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator A few short years ago, Clarksville topped a list for the most enchanting Christmas town in Tennessee. We might not be accustomed to white Christmases, but Clarksville has almost everything else to transmute dark nights into warm memories: hot cocoa on chilly evenings, ice skaters in the park,…

Get to Know Clarksville through the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator Clarksville has no shortage of attractions and activities for families to enjoy on any given afternoon. One of the more unique options is the local multi-interest Museum located in a historic U.S. Post Office and Customs House building from 1898 in downtown Clarksville, the Customs House Museum &…

The Silver Lining

Written by Alijah Poindexter, Fall 2020 Marketing Intern The joy of learning is an intrinsic passion. There is a deeply felt intensity when someone, obsessed with knowledge and its pursuits, can leap into the depths once again. This ‘someone,’ who will learn and grow whether there is a salary or not, is consumed entirely by…

Lighting Up the 1898 Customs House & Post Office

Written by Maegan Collins, Media & Communications Coordinator Those that laid the cornerstone of the Customs House and Post Office building in 1898 had no clue about the spectacle that the infamous building would become on the evening of October 3, 2020. Amid a global pandemic that forced the Museum to cancel its annual Flying…

Let’s Discuss: Cemetery Symbolism

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville, Tennessee is the final resting place for many distinguished and well-known Clarksville residents. A walking tour of this beautiful place is not only filled with the individual stories of the deceased, but also includes discussion about the plethora examples of funerary art seen on…

4 Reasons to Enjoy a Cemetery Tour This October

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator There are two kinds of people in this world: those who are fascinated by cemeteries and those who avoid them. If your curiosity is piqued when you pass by elaborate monuments enclosed behind cast iron gates, I have some good reasons to join a walking cemetery tour soon.  …