The Doak House Museum invites families to celebrate the Christmas season 19th century style this Saturday, December 6.
The museum, located on the Tusculum College campus, will be open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the special holiday event. Guest Jim Kevin will be storytelling and entertaining in the historic kitchen. In the Tusculum Academy behind the Doak House, children will have the opportunity to make a tree ornament to take home for their tree.
Discover the story of the Doaks and explore their home during tours scheduled at noon and 2 p.m.
All holiday items in the gift shop inside the museum will be 50 percent off during the special holiday event. Admission is free, but donations are requested.
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, which was the home of the Rev. Samuel Witherspoon Doak, co-founder of the 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.