2 Sessions | 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM
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 Iroquois, corn husk dolls spread throughout the Appalachian region and enjoyed popularity in that area in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Come learn these fun, traditional techniques and make your own creative cornhusk doll. Ages 4 and up. Taylor Swift Education Center.
Admission is included with Museum ticket* or Museum membership.
* 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.