The Doak House Museum is offering a new fun and educational program for pre-school aged children and their parents, “Mommy and Me & Museum Makes Three.”
The first session of this new program will be offered Tuesday, July 27, at the museum on the Tusculum College campus. The program will also be offered on Tuesday, Aug. 17. Both sessions begin at 10 a.m.
“Mommy and Me & Museum Makes Three” is designed for children ages 3-5 and their parents. The program’s fun imaginative games and fun activities are designed to spark an interest in history among participants and demonstrate the museums are places for fun and learning.
Admission for the new program is $5 per child. The first parent is admitted free with an admission of $2.50 per additional parent. For reservations, please call 423-636-8554.
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.