Second Floor
Hours
  • TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
865-215-8824, eths@eastTNhistory.org
First Floor
Hours
  • TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19
  • M-F: 9am - 4pm
  • Sat: 10am - 4pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed April 12
865-215-8830
Third Floor
Hours
  • TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19
  • M-Tu: 9am - 8:30 pm
  • W-F: 9am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat: 9am - 5pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed April 10
  • Closed April 12
865-215-8801
Second Floor
Hours
  • TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19
  • M-F: 8am-4:30pm
  • Closed April 10
865-215-8800

Upcoming Exhibits

One of the primary ways the Museum of East Tennessee History fulfills its mission to preserve, interpret, and promote the history of Tennessee—and especially the history of East Tennessee—is through an active exhibition program. These award-winning exhibitions often focus on a particular aspect of East Tennessee's culture and heritage and, since they change frequently, visitors are encouraged to return often to explore the region's past.

The exhibitions listed below are currently in development, and as such, information is subject to change. Please contact us for the most up-to-date information.

  • Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
    August 13, 2020 - 8:00pm

    Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our members, patrons and the community,  ETHS and LMU Duncan School of Law have rescheduled An Evening with Jon Meacham at the Bijou Theatre to August 13, 2020. The Bijou advises they will honor tickets already purchased for the new date, but if the date doesn’t...

  • August 15, 2020 - 9:00am to October 31, 2020 - 3:00pm

    ETHS is taking a two-pronged approach to celebrating the 100th Anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in our nation. Several pivotal moments from Tennessee’s history will serve as the underpinning to mount two versions, a museum version and a virtual version, of a highly visible exhibition. The exhibition will...

  • Have a Blast with the Past! Rescheduled for Saturday, August 21, 2021 Due to the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
    August 21, 2021 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society annually presents a one-of-a-kind celebration of our region's history! Participants representing the people, places, and events that shaped our past spill out of the East Tennessee History Center and fill downtown Knoxville, making history truly come alive!

    Walk...