The Doak House Museum will be holding a “Trail Sale” next month and is seeking donations of items for this fundraiser to support its educational programs.
The museum is seeking “gently used” items for the Trail Sale, to take place on Saturday, May 15, along the historic wagon trail in front of the Doak House located on the Tusculum College campus.
To be accepted for the sale are collectibles, housewares, decorative items, crafts and a variety of other items.
Please contact Leah Walker, site and events manager at the Doak House Museum, beginning May 3 regarding dropping off items for the sale. Call 423-636-5884 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Trail Sale will also include items from the Doak House Museum Shop, which features children’s toys, decorative items and old-fashioned sweet treats.
Tours of the historic home will also be available during the Trail Sale, which will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Doak House Museum serves more than 8,000 school children each year through curriculum-based educational programs, camps and special events. The programs continue the history of providing educational programs at the site where Tusculum Academy was founded in 1818. The circa 1830 house was the home of Rev. Samuel Witherspoon Doak, co-founder of the Academy and was lived in by members of the Doak family until the mid-1970s.
The Doak House Museum along with the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library are managed by the Department of Museum Program and Studies of Tusculum College, which also oversees the archives of the oldest college in Tennessee and offers one of the few undergraduate museum studies degree programs in the country.
The Museums of Tusculum College are now on Facebook and Twitter. Visit these social media sites for instant updates on programs and events on the individual pages for the Doak House Museum and the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library.