May 18, 2022

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Customs House Museum celebrates grand illumination project, launches new courses

Record was built in downtown Clarksville around the weekend when hundreds gathered to observe as the Customs Home Museum and Cultural Centre underwent a “Grand Illumination,” ushering in a new era for 1 of Tennessee’s most photographed structures.

“It has been a longtime desire of Museum management to illuminate the superb limestone façade, slate roof and copper ornaments of this one of a kind landmark. Now we will lastly satisfy this desire,” Museum Executive Director Frank Lott said. “This is all thanks to the fiscal aid of a few primary sponsors: CDE Lightband, Planters Bank and the Mike O’Malley household.”

Numerous of the community’s go-to spots for foodstuff, leisure and education have been negatively impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Regrettably, Clarksville’s historic Customs Residence Museum was no exception, officials claimed. 

All through the Saturday lights ceremony, Lott shared strategies for upcoming displays and programming, and he produced one more big announcement.

Grand Illumination project celebrated at Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

“Thanks to a really generous $150,000 donation from Clarksville’s Downtown Kiwanis Club, we are thrilled to announce that our kid’s educational region, Explorer’s Landing, is about to be fully revamped and will be relaunched in the drop of 2021,” Lott mentioned. “This is an immersive room for children to play, interact and master, all though obtaining enjoyable. The home gives an instructive atmosphere that teaches about how items came to be. We are going to make it a lot more educational but continue to lots of entertaining. All, although telling the tale of Clarksville in a way that children can understand.”