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Customs House Museum to hold Flying High fundraiser Saturday, May 19th

May 12, 2018

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center’s annual Flying High fundraiser takes place Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at the Clarksville Country Club. The theme to this 35th annual event is “Southern Soirée”, inspired by the beauty of Charleston and the low country of South Carolina.

2018 Customs House Museum's Flying High - Southern Soiree [Read more]

Clarksville’s Customs House Museum July 2017 Exhibits and Activities

July 5, 2017

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in July at the Museum are: Eric Buechel: The Familiar, Tales & Rails Tuesdays, Art of the Staff, Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature, Frank Morrison Live and Family Art Fridays.

Eric Buechel

Eric Buechel

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Customs House Museum receives restored Civil War diary

June 29, 2017

Local Groups, Individuals provide funds to have Civil War Diary cleaned, restored, returned to Custom House Museum

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – An important record of Clarksville’s past returned, cleaned and restored, this month to Customs House Museum and Cultural Center thanks to help from several local organizations and individuals.

Serepta Jordan’s diary from 1857 to 1864 in New Providence records murders, slave insurrections, the building of Fort Defiance (then known as Fort Sevier), mustering of troops, battles fought and lost during America’s Civil War, along with births, deaths, marriages, and details of daily 19th-century life.

Customs House Curator of Collections Kali Mason receives a $500.00 check from Jeff Harris, treasurer of the Montgomery County Historical Society, to help pay for restoration of the journal kept by New Providence resident Serepta Jordan from 1857 to 1864.

Customs House Curator of Collections Kali Mason receives a $500.00 check from Jeff Harris, treasurer of the Montgomery County Historical Society, to help pay for restoration of the journal kept by New Providence resident Serepta Jordan from 1857 to 1864.

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Customs House Museum receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant to support Art by African Americans

May 8, 2017

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support a project entitled “Celebrating the Legacy and Future of African American Arts.”

Central to the project is the opportunity for the Clarksville community to visit one of the most comprehensive exhibitions ever organized featuring works on paper by African American artists over the last three centuries.

The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African Art - Works on Paper [Read more]

Customs House Museum becomes Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified

February 20, 2017

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ProgramMontgomery County, TN – The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center is the first organization of 2017 to celebrate their Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, City of Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Chamber of Commerce Director Melinda Shepard, several CMC Green Certification Steering Committee Members and several Museum Board Members attended their green ribbon cutting.

(L to R) Melinda Shepard, Randy Spurgeon (Customs House Staff): Sollie Fott (Customs House Board of Trustees); Terri Jordan (Customs House Staff); Colin McAlexander (Customs House Staff); JD Richardson; Mayor Durrett, Kali Mason (Customs House Staff); Mayor McMillan, Jim Zimmer; Eleanor Williams (Customs House Board of Trustees); William Wyatt (Customs House Chair, Board of Trustees); Tim Swaw (CMCGCP Steering Committee) and Daryl Pater (CMCGCP Steering Committee).

(L to R) Melinda Shepard, Randy Spurgeon (Customs House Staff): Sollie Fott (Customs House Board of Trustees); Terri Jordan (Customs House Staff); Colin McAlexander (Customs House Staff); JD Richardson; Mayor Durrett, Kali Mason (Customs House Staff); Mayor McMillan, Jim Zimmer; Eleanor Williams (Customs House Board of Trustees); William Wyatt (Customs House Chair, Board of Trustees); Tim Swaw (CMCGCP Steering Committee) and Daryl Pater (CMCGCP Steering Committee).

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum receives Tennessee Grant for Serepta Jordan Diary project

February 11, 2017

Serepta Jordan’s writings recorded Clarksville life from 1857-64

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – A large measure of teamwork is going into the restoration and publication of the diary of Serepta Jordan, who recorded her life in Clarskville from 1857 to 1864 in crisp hardwriting in a repurposed leather-bound ledger book.

The diary is part of the collection of the Clarksville’s Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, which welcomed a $3,000 Archive Development Grant on Thursday delivered by Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett.

Kali Mason, Customs House Curator of Collections, carefully handles pages of the diary of Serepta Jordon as Mayor Kim McMillan, Millie Armstrong, Tenessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Customs House Executive Director Jim Zimmer look at the fragile document. Hargett delivered a $3,000 state grant check to the museum Thursday that will be used to continue the restoration of the historic diary.

Kali Mason, Customs House Curator of Collections, carefully handles pages of the diary of Serepta Jordon as Mayor Kim McMillan, Millie Armstrong, Tenessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Customs House Executive Director Jim Zimmer look at the fragile document. Hargett delivered a $3,000 state grant check to the museum Thursday that will be used to continue the restoration of the historic diary.

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