‘Lessons from the Lawn’ program at Doak House Museum gives students a glimpse of life from the 19th century
Students plant sunflowers, at left, in the garden at the Doak House Museum during “Lessons from the Lawn” on Friday, April 29. Activities focused on life on a working farm in the 19th century and included stations where students learned what it was like to churn butter in the 1800’s, learned about keeping food cold in a spring house, made beeswax candles and tried their hand at washing clothes on a washboard. How children in the 19th century had fun was the focus of other stations, including the music station where Mike Joy, at right above, head women’s soccer coach at Tusculum College, performed and has some students join him on percussion for some songs. The students learned about some of the animals found on the farm including horses, goats and sheep, below. The students also made pinwheels, played with 19th century games and took a few turns around the maypole. Attending Lessons from the Lawn were students from the Jefferson County and Johnson City school systems.