Celebrate Christmas 19th century style during the Doak House Museum open house on Saturday, Dec. 7

Posted on 14 November 2013 by eestes@tusculum.edu

Experience a 19th-century Christmas at the Doak House Museum during its annual holiday open house on Saturday, Dec. 7.

The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the museum on the Tusculum College campus. The museum, which was the early 19th century home of Tusculum College co-founder Rev. Samuel Witherspoon Doak, will be decorated for the holidays as it would have been during the 1800s.

Special activities are planned during the open house, including storytelling at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and tours of the museum at 10 a.m. and noon.

Crafts and games for children will be featured during the open house. Refreshments will be available, and door prizes will be given.

Visitors will be able to explore the Doak House Gift Shop and browse through holiday goodies, period toys and other gift ideas. Special discounts will be given during the open house. Proceeds from sales in the gift shop support the museum’s events and programs.

For more information, call 423-636-8554 or email lwalker@tusculum.edu.

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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