The Doak House Museum was honored at the Tennessee Association of Museums annual meeting held recently in Greeneville. The museum won an Award of Commendation in the Temporary Exhibition category for its “Historic Textiles Popup Exhibit.” The exhibit was part of the 2013 Old Oak Festival.
The staff of the museum displayed virtually all of the Doak House’s textiles, quilts, hand-woven coverlets and fine embroidery work for the last two days of the festival. “Some of these pieces have never been viewed by the public due to their fragile nature,” said Leah Walker, site and events manager for the Museums of Tusculum.
“We were thrilled to be able to allow visitors to see the amazing handiwork of generations past.”
According to Walker, those who viewed the exhibit were astounded by the fine needle work and craft that went into the pieces of the collection.
At the conference awards dinner, Museums of Tusculum Director Dollie Boyd accepted the honor from the Tennessee Association of Museums President Adam Alfrey.
“We are very pleased to have been recognized in this way and want to thank the state association for all the work they do on behalf of Tennessee museums large and small,” said Boyd.