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How One Photo Can Inspire a Blockbuster Exhibit

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator If you live near Peachers Mill, Tiny Town, Trenton or Needmore Roads in Clarksville, it’s not a revelation that auto racing is a favored sport in the county. You are already familiar with the reverberation and roar of the track on warm summer nights, even if you have never bought a ticket yourself. For years, the Museum…

C. Douglas Charlton: The Many Moods of an Artist

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator Downstairs in Jostens Gallery, Museum visitors will find an evocative art exhibition. C. Douglas Charlton’s Out of Darkness: Purgatory, Mayhem, Color, Love, Hate, Light and Tomorrow dazzles the walls with acrylic emotional expressions.    Part of the charm of experiencing a new art exhibit is searching for reasons an artist titles their collection the way they do. I like to look for clues as to what emotions an artist is feeling…

4 Ways to Enjoy the Museum at Reduced Price (or Free!) This Summer

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator Museums and libraries are wonderful places for parents who want to keep their kids’ minds active over the school break – and for kids who just want to have fun. For this reason, it is important that institutions like the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center remain accessible…

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,…