Tusculum’s President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library will feature a new exhibit, “Tusculum at 225,” which will open to the public on April 20 and run throughout the festival. The museum exhibit is part of the celebration of the 225 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 oldest 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 will operate on 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).
Additionally, 19th century style toys and games will be available in a special children’s area on the lawn near the Thomas J. Garland Library on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The games will be supervised by a service learning class from Tusculum.