The Doak House Museum is a non-profit, educational institution, established as a museum in 1975. It is a part of the Dept. of Museum Program and Studies of Tusculum College. Historic Tusculum College is the oldest college in the state of Tennessee, the 23rd oldest in operation in the country and the oldest co-educational college related to the Presbyterian Church(USA). The museum uses its collections and resources to promote the study and research of history, education, religion, and cultural heritage of the people of Northeast Tennessee and the state.