Family Fun and Classes for Adults Sponsored by the Doak House Museum

Posted on 04 September 2013 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Area families are invited to Fall Fun Day at the Doak House Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The public is welcome to visit the museum and enjoy live animals, traditional craft demonstrations and interactive learning stations with take-home projects. Admission is only $1 per child. Through hands-on activities, children and adults will learn about life as the Doak family experienced long ago.

“Visitors are always excited to learn how different life was here two hundred years ago,” said Museum Director Dollie Boyd. “When kids get to make their own butter, write with a quill pen, or explore the spring house, they are engaging with the past in a real, meaningful way.”

The event is open to the public. No reservations are required but visitors should plan to spend at least an hour on the site to experience all the event has to offer.

Later in the month, the museum is sponsoring two classes for adults on the basics of jam and jelly making and pickling. The classes will be held at historic Harris Hall on the campus of Washington College Academy in Limestone, Tennessee.

The jam and jelly making class will be held 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Pickling class will be held the following Tuesday, Oct.1, from 6-8 p.m. Instruction will be provided by Lamanda Weston, agriculture extension agent for Greene County. Cost for each class is $20, and the fee includes all instruction, materials, handouts and take-home projects.

Space is limited, reservations and deposit are required.

For information on either event or to make a reservation for adult class offerings, contact the Doak House at 423-636-8554 or email Leah Walker at lwalker@tusculum.edu.

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