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Customs House Museum to offer Free Fall Break Art Classes for Students

September 14, 2018 | Email This Post Print This Post

Customs House Museum & Cultural Center

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center is offering a series of free art classes to students in grades 1-8 in October. This program, called ART 4 US, will take place during fall break (October 9th-12th).

The Museum recently received a generous Arts Engagement in American Communities grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, which allows them to offer a series of free art-making experiences that will begin with these classes.

Customs House Museum Free Art Classes for Students set for October 9th-12th.

The ART 4 US project is a new community engagement initiative based on the premise that exposure to the visual arts can and should be an edifying encounter for anyone, regardless of skill level, background, age, economic standing, or other perceived barriers to the enjoyment of art.

During four days this fall break, the Museum will offer morning and afternoon workshops led by artists that focus on four different media: drawing, painting, 3-D and multi-media.

Identical classes will be held during morning (8:30am–11:30am) and afternoon sessions (1:00pm–4:00pm) each day. Registrants may attend 1, 2, 3, or 4 days of classes, but they must sign up for either the morning or afternoon session for each day.

Each session will offer three classes separated by grade level groups: 1st-3rd, 4th-5th, and 6th-8th. Each class is limited to 20 participants. Participants are enrolled on a first reserved, first-served basis until the classes are filled. The Museum will maintain a waiting list for each class once it is filled.

Participants must register on-site at the Museum. A separate enrollment form is required for each participant at the time of registration.

For complete program information, please see the policy information on the Museum’s website:

About the Customs House Museum

Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterLocated in the heart of historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee, the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is the State’s second largest general museum. The original portion of the building was constructed in 1898 as a U.S. Post Office and Customs House for the flourishing tobacco trade. Incorporating a number of architectural styles, the original structure is one of the most photographed buildings in the region.

With over 35,000 square feet of the region’s best hands-on activities and special events…people of all ages agree – the Customs House Museum is well worth the stop!

The Explorer’s Gallery is packed with fun, learning and fantasy in Aunt Alice’s Attic, McGregor’s Market and kitchen, and of course – the Bubble Cave! Finally, get “all aboard” to see our fantastic model trains. Our volunteer engineers “ride the rails” every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Regular museum hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Sundays. Adult admission is $7.00, Senior Citizens and College ID $5.00, Ages 6 to 18 $3.00, and under six years and Museum members are free.

The Customs House Museum is located at 200 South Second Street. For more information, call 931.648.5780 or visit their website at

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