2023 ETHS Annual Meeting of the Membership

East Tennessee History Center

May 2, 2023, 4:30pm-6:30pm


The East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) Board of Directors invites you to the ETHS Annual Meeting of the Membership on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the East Tennessee History Center (601 S. Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville). Join us for a time for members to come together, greet old friends, make new ones, and to celebrate the region's history.

We will kick off the evening with official business followed by a special membership address from Dr. Warren Dockter, President and CEO of ETHS. Dr. Dockter will review the last year of activity and share what is being planned for the year to come.

The 2nd annual Cherel B. Henderson Memorial Lecture will follow Dr. Dockter's address. Partners, Preservation, and the Power of Place will be delivered by Dr. S. Danielle Shelton and Ms. Amy M. Kostine. Dr. Shelton is the Heritage Program Manager/Forest Historian with the Cherokee National Forest. Her work includes the research, interpretation, and preservation of historic resources, including those related to Cherokee history. Amy Kostine serves as the National Trails Program Coordinator and Historian with MTSU's Center for Historic Preservation. Ms. Kostine's work on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail and Dr. Shelton's research on and work with Tennessee's Red Clay State Historic Park has proven very helpful as the ETHS staff works on master planning for future programs and exhibits. 

Please note, the Annual Awards of Excellence will not be included in this year's Annual Meeting and will instead be hosted on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. More details on the awards ceremony are to come. In the meantime, please consider nominating a person or project for an award by submitting a nomination form and supporting materials by clicking here.

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