Family Friendly Events in Middle Tennessee
Family Program: Corn Husk Dolls
October 30, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Learn how to soak, braid, twist, and tie cornhusks to make dolls, taking inspiration from country music’s Appalachian folk roots. In the exhibit Sing Me Back Home, learn about some of the early sources of country music and watch early twentieth century footage of children dancing to live music in the home. Many families used objects and materials found around the home to make instruments and toys. One example of this resourcefulness was the corn husk doll. A traditional craft originating with the Haudesaunee Native American Confederation, corn husk dolls spread throughout the Appalachian region and enjoyed popularity in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Come learn these fun, traditional techniques and make your own creative corn husk doll. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Youth from Davidson County and counties that surround Davidson may enter the museum free as part of the Museum’s Community Counts initiative. Up to two accompanying adults receive 25 percent off admission. Proof of residency required. For more information, please visit Community Counts or inquire at the Box Office.
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Admission is included with Museum ticket* or Museum membership.
Museum members enjoy unlimited access to rotating exhibits, 10% off our retail and dining locations, discount tours of Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print, and more.
* Tennessee children ages 18 and under from Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties receive free museum admission as part of Community Counts: Museum Admission Program for Locals. Up to two accompanying adults receive 25 percent off admission. Proof of residency required. For more information, please visit Community Counts or inquire at the Museum Box Office.