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Enjoy the Beauty and Magic of National Parks at the Museum

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator For many of us, exploring a national park with our family is the source of some of our happiest childhood memories. Families have been traveling to parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon for decades. These national treasures have been the inspiration for many artists through the…

A New Goal – 1,000 Memberships in 2021

Written by Molly LaRocco, Membership Coordinator The Museum’s membership program is at the heart of the organization. Without our members, we cannot fully express our mission and vision. The Museum’s membership program began over 30 years ago and has continued to be an integral part of our organization.  Annual membership holders receive 12 months of free admission to your Museum and hundreds of museums around the…

Museum Staff Creativity on Display

By Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center offers many distinct exhibits throughout the year, but one experience you will only get here at our Museum is the Annual Staff Art Show. Usually, those of us employed at the Museum work around other people’s creative expressions, but once a year,…

The Big Payback is Coming!

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitors Services Coordinator For six years, the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center has participated in The Big Payback. Funds generated through this event from donors of all walks of life have contributed to various enhancements to the local Museum you know and love: from enriching additions to the Education Department…

Deep Dive into Culture: Poetry Month

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center blog introduces a new series called Deep Dive into Culture, where we shine a light on a tidbit of the cultural landscape we may take for granted. This week we look closer at poems and Poetry Month. Literature forms some of…

The Irish Built Railroad

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator St. Patrick’s Day has long been associated with and celebrated by the Irish, particularly North American Irish immigrants longing for home. Let’s remember how local Irish immigrants have impacted our region, building the railroad that made Clarksville a valuable city during the Civil War and inadvertently creating an…