Exploring archeology, genealogy and recycling will all be part of the annual summer adventure camp at the Doak House Museum this year.
“Investigate It!: Art, Earth & History,” this year’s summer adventure camp for children ages 6-12, will be held June 22-25 at the Doak House Museum. The camp will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
Through hands-on projects, storytelling, a campus tour and much more, participants will learn many aspects of history including archeology, genealogy and recycling.
Campers are asked to bring a sack lunch every day, to bring a beach towel or blanket, and to dress in “play clothes and shoes” as they will be very active.
The cost of the camp is $85 per child and $75 for additional campers from the same home. The fee covers all materials for activities, snacks, and instruction.
Enrollment in the camp is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participation in the camp is not confirmed until a registration form and a $30 deposit is received.
The Doak House Museum and the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library are administered by the Tusculum College Department of Museum Program and Studies under the direction of George Collins, director of Museum Program and Studies, and Cindy Lucas, associate director of the department and director of the Doak House Museum. The department also offers one of the few undergraduate degree programs in museum studies in the country.
The Doak House Museum, the 19th century home of the Rev. Samuel Witherspoon Doak, co-founder of Tusculum College, hosted more than 10,000 school children from East Tennessee last year for a variety of educational programs related to the 19th century and CHARACTER COUNTS! The Andrew Johnson Museum, located in the oldest academic building on campus, houses a collection of books, papers and memorabilia of the 17th president of the United States. The museum also houses the Charles Coffin Collection from the original college library and the College archives containing documents related to the history of Tusculum. The museums are also two of the 10 structures on the Tusculum campus on the National Register of Historic Places.