The Grand Illumination

200 S. Second Street, Clarksville, TN 37040

October 3, 2020

(931) 648-5780


The iconic 1898 U.S. Post Office and Customs House building in Downtown Clarksville, one of the most photographed architectural structures in Tennessee, will soon enter a new era after 122 years. It has been the dream of Museum leadership to illuminate the magnificent limestone façade, slate roof and copper ornaments of the historic landmark that has housed the Museum since 1984. Now, through the generous support of three major sponsors: CDE Lightband, Planters Bank and the Mike O’Malley family, this dream will become a reality. We will publicly “flip the switch” on the evening of October 3 and allow the majestic beauty of this treasured gem to shine as a beacon of community pride.