‘Pickin’ at the Doaks’ for October to feature music and scary tales

Posted on 23 October 2012 by eestes@tusculum.edu

“Pickin’ at the Doaks” on Friday, Oct. 26, will feature not only traditional music at the Doak House Museum but some scary storytelling fun.

The final “Pickin’ at the Doaks” old-time music jam session for the 2012 season will also provide an opportunity to share some favorite scary stories during an “open mic” time at the museum on the Tusculum College campus.

“Pickin’ at the Doaks” will begin at 6 p.m. It is a fun, informal jam session for musicians who specialize in “old-time” music played on traditional instruments. The jam is open to the public. Pickers and singers are encouraged to bring their instruments and join the fun. Pickin’ is held every month on fourth Friday from January through October. Pickin’ will take a break in November and December for the holidays, but it will return Friday, January 25, 2013.

The storytelling will be at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Storytellers are encouraged to come out for “open mic” style storytelling fun. Visitors are encouraged to take the stage and tell their favorite campfire spooky tales. The event is family friendly, so storytellers are asked to keep their stories G rated.

Anyone wanting to tell stories should contact Leah Walker, site manager at the Doak House Museum, at 423-636-8554 or lwalker@tusculum.edu.

If the weather is pleasant, music and storytelling will be on the lawn of the house. In case of rain or cold temperatures, the music and tales will be moved inside.

The Doak House Museum and the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library are operated by the Department of Museum Program and Studies of Tusculum College. In addition to the museums, the department is responsible for the College Archives and offers one of the few undergraduate Museum Studies degree programs in the country. The two museums are also part of the National Historic District on the Tusculum College campus. Follow the museums on Facebook and Twitter to learn the latest news and upcoming events or visit its Web site at www.tusculum.edu/museums to learn more about the variety of programs offered at the museums.

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