4th – 4 to 6 – “Free At Last” Reception – “Free at Last!” tells the story of the transition from slavery to freedom and the development of citizenship among formerly enslaved African-Americans. Doubled in size to eight banner stands, the exhibition now has panels focused on each of Tennessee’s three grand divisions. “Free at Last!” will be on view at the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library on the Tusculum College campus from May 4 to June 30.
6th – Doak House Open - The Doak House will be open from 10 – 2 this Saturday.
8th–12th- History Camp – The Doak House Museum is offering a history camp option in June for youngsters who want to attend fun, educational activities over the summer but may not be able to commit to a week-long camp. The “Drop-in History Camp” is scheduled for June 8 -12 and will offer participants an opportunity to enjoy fun, educational and interactive games and activities each day. The camp is designed for children ages six through 12 years of age. Parents are asked to drop off their children at the museum between 9:30 and 10 a.m. on camp days and pick them up by 3 p.m. The fee is $15 per day and no sign-up, deposit or reservations are required. A snack will be provided but participants will need to bring their own lunch. For more information contact the Doak House at 423-636-8554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
8th - The focus will be on cooking and crafts as participants will make baked apples, churn butter, create recycled planters and practice the art of tin punching.
9th - This day will provide youngsters a glimpse of what school was like for their counterparts in the 19th century. They will be making their own paper, creating a marbled paper journal and writing a story using a quill pen.
10th - Every day life in the 1800s will be explored as participants will dip their own candlesticks, craft a candlestick holder, make corn husk dolls, piece together a paper quilt and play 19th century games.
11th - On Thursday participants will get creative as they put on a shadow puppet play, learn the art of decoupage, cut out silhouettes and make holiday ornaments.
12th - The camp will conclude with a day of fun and games on Friday. Participants will make a mop horse and then use their creations in a mop horse race. They will go on a marble hunt and learn to shoot marbles with their finds. Youngsters will make their own checkerboards and play jackstraws.
20th – Doak House Open – The Doak House will be open from 10 – 2 this Saturday.
26th- Pickin’ at the Doak’s
27th- History Night at the Greeneville Astros – The evening will feature the two museums on the Tusculum campus, the Doak House Museum and the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library, and several other area museums and historic groups on the concourse at Pioneer Park, also located at the college. In addition, the Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball will promote living history by bringing the 19th century to life through baseball events that use the rules, equipment, costumes and culture of the 1860s.
3rd – Museums Close in observance of Independence Day
11th – Doak House Open – The Doak House will be open from 10 – 2 this Saturday.
13th–17th- Art Camp – Art camp will be a mixture of sculpture, drawing, color mixing and other fun activities. Campers can let their imaginations run wild and make fantastical figures out of paper mache or draw from nature at the beautiful five-acre Doak House site. Tuition for each camp is $85 with all materials and a daily snack included. Camp hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Sibling and Tusculum College employee discounts are available. A deposit and registration are required.
24th- Pickin’ at the Doaks
25th – Doak House Open – The Doak House will be open from 10 – 2 this Saturday.
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