Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
865-215-8824, eths@eastTNhistory.org
First Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 9am - 4pm
  • Sat: 10am - 4pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
865-215-8830
Third Floor
Hours
  • M-Tu: 9am - 8:30 pm
  • W-F: 9am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat: 9am - 5pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed January 20
  • Closed February 17
865-215-8801
Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am-4:30pm
  • Closed January 20
  • Closed February 17
865-215-8800

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  • June 29, 2019 - 10:00am to January 27, 2020 - 4:00pm
    A (Hillbilly) History of Mountain Dew
    “[Mountain Dew]’s pretty much a religious obsession for me.”
    —Chris Whitley, 27-year-old superfan of Mountain Dew, Jackson, Mississippi

    Mountain Dew. Your parents likely warned you about the neon-green soda. Doctors and dentists despise it. Yet, across the United States—especially in the South and Midwest—there are “superfans” of the...

  • January 24, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Brown Bag Lecture with Rachel Yarnell Thompson
    Program

    In a noon lecture on Friday, January 24, historian Rachel Yarnell Thompson will present “With Affection and Admiration: The Letters of George C. Marshall and Winston S. Churchill,” a discussion focusing on the friendships of these two great twentieth-century leaders, a relationship forged in the crucible of world war and one that revealed deep...

  • January 29, 2020 - 6:30pm
    Lecture with Amy Greenberg
    Program

    Union Ave Books and the East Tennessee Historical Society welcome 19th century scholar Amy Greenberg back to Knoxville for the paperback release of her book LADY FIRST: THE WORLD OF FIRST LADY SARAH POLKThis event will be held at the East Tennessee History Center (601 S. Gay Street) on Wednesday January, 29th at 6:30 pm. 

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  • February 1, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    @ East Tennessee History Center
    Class-Workshop

    Instructor: Ann Blomquist, MEd. How to begin your family search using charts and forms, free internet sites, genealogy software, and other sources.  Call 865-215-8809 starting Jan. 21 to register.

  • February 8, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    @ East Tennessee History Center
    Class-Workshop

    Instructor: Cherel Henderson, Director, East Tennessee Historical Society. The membership in First Families of Tennessee is now almost 17,000. To qualify, a person must prove descent from an ancestor who was in what is now Tennessee by 1796. This class will cover how to prove 1796 or prior residence, how to ascertain generation by generation...

  • February 15, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    @ East Tennessee History Center
    Class-Workshop

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or KCPLS staff. Discover more of your family history through stories, historical events, obituaries, images, etc. Newsbank has access to nearly 10,000 sources from more than 160 countries, including the Knoxville News Sentinel’s 1922-1990 digitized editions, and Proquest has five other digitized...

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