Special Events

Fundraising events and other special programs are occasionally planned throughout the year. 

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Upcoming Special Events

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    October 19, 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

    On Saturday, October 19, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a spooky event highlighting the “monsters” and superstitions that have called East Tennessee home over the years. From the wampus cat to eerie Victorian mourning traditions, we’ll delve into the region’s history of sightings and folklore! The event will...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

    On the evening of Thursday, October 24th, we celebrate the publication of a new book that gathers the tales and legends of Cas Walker, one of 20th century Knoxville’s most famous citizens. Cas Walker was a grocer, politician, media celebrity, music promoter and coon hunter whose colorful life has become the stuff of the city’s favorite urban...

Previous Special Events

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 27, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    The Board of Directors invites the Membership of the East Tennessee Historical Society to a special preview and reception for the new feature exhibition

                              Mountain Dew. Your parents likely warned you about the neon-green soda. Doctors and dentists despise it. Yet, across the...
  • Hamilton: The Man and The Musical
    May 7, 2019 - 8:00pm

    The

    East Tennessee Historical Society

    &

    Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law

    with presenting sponsors
     

    Pilot Flying J, DeRoyal, & KaTom Restaurant...

  • Presented by the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound
    March 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    The Knox County Public Library is thrilled to announce their Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound is a recipient of a 2018 National Film Preservation Foundation federal grant, for the preservation of reels from the Harry Caldwell Film Collection. Mr. Caldwell was a Methodist missionary from Athens, Tennessee, who lived and worked in the...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    October 27, 2018 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

    On Saturday, October 27, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a spooky event highlighting the “monsters” and superstitions that have called East Tennessee home over the years. From the wampus cat to eerie Victorian mourning traditions, we’ll delve into the region’s history of sightings and folklore! The event will...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    March 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Tennessee figured prominently in the quest for woman suffrage when a young man’s vote in the Tennessee Legislature, August 1920, changed the course of political history for Tennessee and the nation. Young Harry Burn of Athens cast the tie-breaking vote that made Tennessee the 36th and final state needed to ratify the 19th Amendment, thus giving...

  • January 19, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    ETHS members are invited to view the new exhibition In the Footsteps of Sergeant York before it opens to the public on January 20. There will be a ribbon cutting and remarks beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, and a reception and exhibition access until 6:00 p.m.

    Between 2006 and 2009, an international team of historians,...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    December 9, 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

    Cookies and apple cider will warm the day at the East Tennessee Historical Society’s Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 9, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Activities include live music, craft demonstrations and the sale of handmade items, free ornament and craft making for the kids, balloon animals, local authors, and holiday refreshments. Crafter...

  • Family Friendly Program at the Museum of East Tennessee History
    October 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

    On Saturday, October 28, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a spooky event highlighting the “monsters” and superstitions that have called East Tennessee home over the years. From the wampus cat to eerie Victorian mourning traditions, we’ll delve into the region’s history of sightings and folklore! The event will...

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