The Doak House Museum is offering opportunities for area youngsters to fill part of their summer vacations with a lot of fun through exploration of history.
The museum, located on the Tusculum College campus, will offer two sessions of its “Ready, Set, Explore!” summer camp in June.
The “Ready, Set, Explore!” summer camp is for children ages 6-12. The first camp will be offered Monday through Thursday, June 7-10. A second camp session will follow Monday through Thursday, June 21-24.
The camps will allow students to learn how history shapes the society of today through a variety of hands-on activities. Students will discover how history is used in daily life, learn how archeologists find clues from the past, become a history detective by learning how to “read” a building, make arts and craft projects and participate in fun and games that students from the 19th century would have enjoyed.
Cost for each of the camps is $85 per participant. If more than one child is attending from a family, the charge for the second and each additional child is $75. Campers are to provide their own sack lunch. Snacks are included in the tuition cost. For more information about the camps, please contact the Doak House Museum at 423-636-8554 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.