“Autumn in the Oaks”

Presented by Oaklands Historic House Museum on October 1 & 2, 2014

Experience the chores of the mid-1800’s through period crafts, demonstrations, games and hands-on activities when you visit Oaklands Historic House Museum’s “Autumn in the Oaks”, slated for October 1 & 2, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the historic site, located at 900 North Maney Avenue in Murfreesboro.

This event will focus on chores of the mid-1800’s through hands-on activities for students and adults alike. Plantation activities such as clothes washing, butter churning, quill writing, and rug beating will be explored. Focus will be on learning to appreciate the work and fruits of harvest. Artisans and living history demonstrators will be on the grounds to share their crafts and talents. Other activities scheduled for the event are: scavenger hunt of the exterior of the mansion, kneading dough and limited house tours. Crafts and games for the children such as: sack races, hoops-n-sticks, graces and 1860’s dress up will also be available.

“It gives us great pleasure to share the house museum and grounds with our community and the surrounding counties.  There are so many new members to our area that have not experienced our rich civil war history,” said Oaklands educational director, Mary Beth Nevills. Teachers and parents can look forward to this event again when they attend the “Days of Washing, Churning and Learning” on May 7 & 8, 2015. Reservations are being accepted for both fall and spring educational field days which are open to school groups and home school families.

“Autumn in the Oaks” is presented by Oaklands Historic House Museum. Admission is $5.00 per person and free for teachers and parents with a paid child’s admission. Check-in and complimentary parking will be at the Roberts Street Pavilion. This event is open to the public with reservations required for groups. For information, please contact Mary Beth Nevills at 615-893-0022 or email mb@oaklandsmuseum.org.