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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

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 many nineteenth-century headstones. In comparison, more recent…

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.  …

Member Spotlight: Dee Boaz

Mrs. Boaz has been with the Museum since before the doors opened in 1984. She helped found Flying High, the Museum’s premiere annual fundraiser, and the Guild, the Museum’s volunteer group. If you’re interested in supporting the Museum through membership, you can find out more here.

The Wonderful Wurlitzer

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator A future visit to the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center may include the playful plinks of piano music resonating through the galleries. We recently accepted a donation to our permanent collection by Patricia Eisenmann Donahue; an original 1910 Wurlitzer Nickelodeon Player Piano.   Built in Cincinnati, Ohio…