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Celebrate Suffrage: 100 Years of Votes for Women

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator “Oh, we were suffering until suffrage….” Schoolhouse Rock songs taught me many things, not the least of which was the difference between the words suffer and suffrage. As a kid, I never grasped the importance of my ability to vote one day, even with the aid of a…

John Montgomery: Clarksville’s Patriot

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator After finally watching the musical Hamilton earlier this month, my interest in the American Revolution has been renewed. I’m sure I’m not the only one. I have bought a copy of the Federalist Papers – which I swear I will finally read – and the biography that inspired…

The Postmaster’s Office

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator A trip to visit the 1898 building of the Museum involves seeing Mr. Bailey, our Postmaster. He stands in the historic Post Office and Customs House of the Museum’s original building quietly sorting mail. When Bailey’s real-life counterpart started work at our Customs House and Post Office, it…

Meet Sue Lewis ⁠— Curator of Education

Meet our Curator of Education, Sue Lewis. Sue has worked at the Museum longer than any other current staff member, serving the Museum in a variety of roles. She has enjoyed the unique experience of watching the Museum grow from its small beginnings into the valued community institution it is today. What is a Curator…

My Museum Account: A New Online Experience

Written by Molly LaRocco, Membership Coordinator Welcome to the new Customs House Museum & Cultural Center website! We are proud to introduce a new user-friendly site that allows our members and visitors to engage with us like never before. The most exciting new feature we are super excited about is the opportunity to make a…

5 Ways Museum Patrons Can Enjoy Dunbar Cave State Park

Written by Meghan Gattignolo, Visitor Services Coordinator If you have visited the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center within the past couple of years, chances are you may have spoken to me. Naturally, visitors often ask how else they can experience Clarksville after leaving the Museum. Based on their interests, I usually suggest another site…