The Old Oak Festival provides unique opportunities for the public to visit the two museums on campus at times when they are not typically open. Both the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library and the Doak House Museum are open to visitors during the festival and feature special activities.
Tusculum’s President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library will feature a new exhibit, “Tusculum at 225” throughout the festival. The museum exhibit has been designed in conjunction with the 225th birthday of Tusculum.
Tusculum museum studies students, under the leadership of Dr. Peter Noll, associate professor of public history and museum studies, have been hard at work creating a new exhibit that explores the storied history of Tennessee’s first institution of higher learning.
“Tusculum at 225” will be open to the public beginning April 20.
“Working on the new exhibit has been an insightful experience in more than just the research aspect,” said Alex Rollison, senior museum studies student. “Creating interpretative panels and building exhibit components is fantastic real world experience. While researching my time period I was able to learn more about the civic arts that Tusculum has put an emphasis on in the last 30 years.”
During the festival, the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library and the Doak House Museum hold extended operating hours. They will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 (Doak House Museum only).