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December 2020

MDQ Homeschool Sessions

December 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Customs House Museum & Cultural Center, 200 South 2nd Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
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Exclusive offering for Homeschool and Virtual Learning Families! Get out of the house, away from the screen, and up close and personal with “the real thing” in history, art, and science. Embark on a Museum Discovery Quest (MDQ) with your family! MDQs are self-guided pamphlets that offer a fun and educational journey through the Museum’s exhibits. They: Utilize inquiry-based questions to encourage critical-thinking and observation skills. Stimulate children’s curiosity and captivate their attention . Help children make meaningful connections between the Museum’s exhibits and the…

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January 2021

Gallery Talk with Anne Goetze

January 13 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Customs House Museum & Cultural Center, 200 South 2nd Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
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Join Exhibits Curator, Terri Jordan, and exhibiting artist, Anne Goetze, to discuss the exhibition Pray to Love, Goetze’s series of mixed media work. Free with paid admission or membership.  

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March 2021

Free Admission @ First Thursday Art Walk

March 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Customs House Museum & Cultural Center, 200 South 2nd Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
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First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville. The Museum is open and free to the public during Art Walk from 5-7 PM.

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New Museum Discovery Quest: Nature Trails & Tales

March 8
Customs House Museum & Cultural Center, 200 South 2nd Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
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I spy! Images and artifacts from nature. Museum Discovery Quest #04 Nature Trails & Tales will be available at Visitor Services beginning today. Pick up a free Take It N’ Make It activity packet to create your own colorful paper butterfly at home. Find out more about Museum Discovery Quests and how your child can win a free prize from Seasons with a Perks Pass here.  

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Ms. Sue Reads a Story: The Bear’s Water Picnic

March 10 @ 2:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Customs House Museum & Cultural Center, 200 South 2nd Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
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It's All About Nature Spring Break at the Museum

All ages welcome  Turner Auditorium  2:15 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:15 pm  Join Curator of Education Sue Lewis as she reads the children’s picture book The Bear’s Water Picnic, by John Yeoman and Quentin Blake. Follow along as the beautiful illustrations are projected onto the large screen and find out why the bear’s summer picnic turns topsy-turvey when noisy frogs arrive.    SPECIAL MUSEUM PROGRAM GUIDELINES Extra safety precautions are being implemented for all programs. Masks are required for all program participants ages 5 & above (children’s masks are available at no cost at Visitor Services). Social distancing will be practiced. Space is limited for all programs and is…

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Dissect an Owl Pellet: A “Hands-on, Minds-on” Activity

March 11 @ 10:15 am - 4:45 pm
Customs House Museum & Cultural Center, 200 South 2nd Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
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It's All About Nature Spring Break at the Museum

Ages 6+ only (Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult) Museum Classroom  10:15 am, 11:15 am, 12:15 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:15 pm  * Space is limited. Reservations must be made on the day of the program at Visitor Services.  Investigate, examine and identify what an owl eats by dissecting a real owl pellet (the undigested parts of its food, coughed up through the beak)! Find parts of its prey, like tufts of fur, tiny skulls and other bones. You can even take home your pellet remains! Facilitated by Ms.…

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Birds of Prey — Live!

March 12 @ 10:15 am - 12:45 pm
Customs House Museum & Cultural Center, 200 South 2nd Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
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It's All About Nature Spring Break at the Museum

All ages welcome Turner Auditorium 10:15 am, 11:15 am, 12:15 pm  Park Ranger Regina Lowry from Paris Landing State Park is accompanied by two different live birds in this presentation about bird conservation and the fascinating adaptations of birds of prey.  SPECIAL MUSEUM PROGRAM GUIDELINES Extra safety precautions are being implemented for all programs. Masks are required for all program participants ages 5 & above (children’s masks are available at no cost at Visitor Services). Social distancing will be practiced. Space is limited for all programs and is on a first-come basis; please…

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Drawing Workshop with Juliette Aristides

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Customs House Museum & Cultural Center, 200 South 2nd Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
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Juliette pointing to a page in her Classical Drawing Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice book

$65 for nonmembers; $50 for members Limited space available to adhere to social distancing. Reserve tickets here. Spend a rewarding afternoon learning to draw with master contemporary artist and best-selling author Juliette Aristides as she breaks down the drawing process into small, manageable lessons; presents them progressively; and introduces time-tested principles and techniques in the Atelier (studio) tradition that are easily accessible. Aristides uses the works of Old Masters and today's most respected realist artists to demonstrate and teach the principles of observational drawing, taking students…

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April 2021

American Red Cross Blood Drive

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Customs House Museum & Cultural Center, 200 South 2nd Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
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In celebration of 140 years of the American Red Cross, the Museum and the local Red Cross are hosting a series of blood drives that are open to the public. Each donor will be entered in a drawing for 1 FREE annual Museum membership. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter CustomsHouse to schedule an appointment. 

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Free Admission @ First Thursday Art Walk

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Customs House Museum & Cultural Center, 200 South 2nd Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
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First Thursday Art Walk (this month happening on the SECOND Thursday) is a free, self-guided tour that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville. The Museum is open and free to the public during Art Walk from 5-8 PM. Pop & Dogs hot dog stand will be set up outside the Museum offering yummy hot dogs, Polish and cajun sausages and beer brats!

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