Storytellers spin Br’er Rabbit yarns for students at the Doak House Museum

September 10th, 2010

storytellers_dhm1Nationally acclaimed storytellers and musicians Sparky and Rhonda Rucker from the International Storytelling Center tell a Br’er Rabbit tale to students from Doak Elementary School Thursday (Sept. 9) at the Doak House Museum on the Tusculum College campus. Doak students in kindergarten through third grade visited the Doak House Museum for the program by the Ruckers, who told not only the Br’er Rabbit stories but also stories about the Civil War and the Underground Railroad. The performance is the result of a partnership between the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough and the Museums of Tusculum College. As part of the partnership, storytellers in the center’s Tellers in Residence program perform for local school children each year at either their school or at the Doak House Museum or President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library on the Tusculum College campus.