Like to play or listen to traditional music?
Musicians and musical fans are invited to “Pickin’ at the Doaks’,” a fun and informal traditional music jam session at the Doak House Museum that will take place the fourth Friday of every month from May to September.
The first “Pickin’ at the Doaks’” event will be this Friday, May 28. Music will begin at 6 p.m. and continue until dark on the lawn of the Doak House Museum on the Tusculum College campus. There is no admission charge to this family event.
Musicians are encouraged to bring their banjo, fiddle, guitar, dobro, mandolin, washboard, spoons, jug and jaw harp and join in the jam session. The event is acoustic only, so musicians are asked to limit selections to traditional music.
Everyone is encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.
“Pickin’ at the Doaks’” events are also scheduled for Fridays, June 25, July 23, Aug. 27 and Sept. 24. All of the events will be held at the Doak House Museum except the June 25 event, which will be held on the lawn of the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library on the Tusculum campus.
The Doak House Museum is one of two on campus administered by the college’s Department of Museum Program and Studies. The museum is the 19th century home of the Rev. Samuel Witherspoon Doak, co-founder of Tusculum College, and hosts thousands of school children from the region for a variety of educational programs related to the 19th century.
The Museums also administer the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library, which houses a special collection of items relating to the 17th president, the college’s archives, special themed exhibits and volumes from the institution’s original library. The museums are also two of the 10 structures on the Tusculum campus on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum department also offers one of the few undergraduate degree programs in museum studies in the country.