Doak House Museum to host herb workshop

Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 6:52 pm

An Herbs Workshop will be offered at the Doak House Museum on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sandee Cook from the Big Spring Master Gardener’s Association will lead a class on how to harvest, preserve and use herbs in the fall and winter months.

Cook is a community herbalist and has a wealth of information to share about the many uses for nature’s bounty.

The fee for the class is $25, which includes lunch, an informational packet and a plant of your choice to take home.

In this workshop the participant will discover medicinal uses, how to store herbs for the coming winter, what herbs thrive in cold weather and much more. Attendees will also make a salve, lip balm and ointment to take home.

“We are thrilled to have Sandee back for another workshop,” says Site Manager Leah Walker. “Her first workshop was sold out, and we are anticipating this one will be as well.”

Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Walker at the Doak House Museum. Call 423-636-8554 or email

The Doak House Museum and the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library are operated by the Department of Museum Program and Studies of Tusculum College.

In addition to the museums, the department is responsible for the College Archives and offers one of the few undergraduate Museum Studies degree programs in the country. The two museums are also part of the National Historic District on the Tusculum College campus.

Follow the museums on Facebook and Twitter to learn the latest news and upcoming events or visit its website at to learn more about the variety of programs offered at the museums.

-From Contributed Reports

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