Doak House Museum Hosting Candlelight Christmas Open House

Doak House Museum, on the Tusculum University campus, will host its annual Candlelight Christmas Open House Saturday from 4-7 p.m.

Doak House Museum will provide an opportunity for guests to experience the Christmas season from a historical perspective at the annual Candlelight Christmas Open House.

The event will be Saturday from 4-7 p.m. and will feature house tours and Christmas crafts for adults and children. The 1830s house, located on the Tusculum University campus, will be decorated in early-American Christmas style, a news release says.

Goodies and refreshments reflective of the times will be served.

“Modern-day celebrations of Christmas are much different than what people enjoyed in the 1830s,” said Dollie Boyd, the museum’s director. “We encourage people to join us and learn more about the way of life led by our predecessors in this region.”

The nonprofit museum was established in 1975. Its mission is to collect interpret, research, preserve and exhibit the original Doak House, university-related artifacts since 1794, Doak family artifacts from 1830-1860, educational and religious materials and documents from Northeast Tennessee.

For more information, call the museum at 636-8554 or email