The Doak House Museum will be open on Saturday, December 5, for a special Christmas event.
The museum on the Tusculum College campus will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for this holiday event.
The public is invited to come enjoy some hot cider and explore the historic Doak House Museum, the 19th century home of one of the college’s co-founders, the Rev. Samuel Witherspoon Doak.
A children’s story time will be held at noon and 2 p.m.
While at the museum, visitors can also browse in the museum shop, which will be featuring significant discounts on decorative Christmas items, children’s toys and ornaments. The museum shop will offer some unique gifts such as historic toys and games such as marbles, hooey sticks and quill pens as well as many specialty holiday items: kitchen linens, ornaments and grab bags for $5 (each holding $10-$25 worth of merchandise).
All proceeds from the sales in the shop support the museum education programs of the college’s Department of Museum Program and Studies of Tusculum College; the Doak House Museum and the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library. “This is a great opportunity to not only purchase some unique gifts at a real savings, but also support the museum’s educational programs,” said Leah Walker, site and events manager.
The Department of Museum Program and Studies is the regional coordinator for National History Day, assisting teachers and students participating in schoolwide events and hosting the regional event. Students from Greene County have advanced to the statewide competition in each of the past seven years, and students have advanced to the national competition six out of the seven years.
The Doak House Museum hosts thousands of school children from East Tennessee each year for a variety of educational programs relating life in the 19th century. The President Andrew Johnson Museum hosts special exhibits and programs for the community. Last month, the museum hosted a special exhibit about archives and held presentations featuring experts sharing ways to preserve personal and family documents, photos, textiles such as quilts and other items.
For additional information, contact the Doak House Museum at 423.636.8445 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.