MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Experience the chores of the mid 1800s through period crafts, demonstrations, games and hands-on activities during “Autumn in the Oaks” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at the historic Oaklands Mansion.
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.
Admission is $5 per student, $5 per adult and free for teachers with ten or more students.
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@OaklandsMansion.org.
About Oaklands Mansion
Oaklands Mansion is nestled in Oaklands Park, a native tree arboretum and natural wetlands, which includes Maney Spring as well as heritage and native gardens. Oaklands Visitors Center houses a gift shop and Maney Reception Hall for special events and temporary exhibitions. Oaklands Mansion is open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Tours begin on the hour and a short video is offered on the half hour. Plan your trip today! Tour admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and AAA, $6 for children and students, call for group rates.
For more information, visit www.OaklandsMansion.org.
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