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

News

Founded in 1834, the East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS), one of the oldest and most distinguished organizations of its kind in the country, seeks qualified candidates to apply for the position of President & CEO. With headquarters in Knoxville, the ETHS serves a 35 county region with its mission “to preserve, interpret, and promote the history of the East Tennessee region, its people, history, culture, and heritage.” It operates the award-winning Museum of East Tennessee History, publishes a scholarly journal and the bi-annual Tennessee Ancestors magazine, sponsors lectures and other public programs, and offers a variety of...

The East Tennessee Historical Society recently received three Awards of Excellence by the Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) for exhibits, education programs, and digital media. The awards were presented at the Tennessee Association of Museums Conference held March 20, in Clarksville, Tennessee. Two of the projects were also nominated for the President’s Award, the highest project-based recognition presented by the Tennessee Association of Museums.

An Award of Excellence was presented to In the Footsteps of Sergeant York for best temporary exhibit. The exhibit, previously on view at the Museum of East Tennessee History...

UPDATED:

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 31, 2020 – As part of the ongoing battle to contain COVID-19, ETHS is doing its part to help keep our community as safe as possible. ETHS—its offices and the Museum—will remain closed until further noticeas part of the State of Tennessee’s and Knox County’s “Safer at Home” directive. The re-opening date for the East Tennessee History Center will be shared as soon as it is known.

To stay informed of further plans and to access information and resources about “all things history,” we urge ETHS members, patrons, and friends to regularly check our website ...

Not only does this great article boost The Museum of East Tennessee History, it points lots of exciting things to do in Knoxville in one day for only $50.00.  So glad we made the cut!

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/02/travel/a-50-dollar-day-in-knoxville-tennessee.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-middle-span-region&region=c-column-middle-...

EAST TENNESSEE HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO PARTICIPATE IN BLUE STAR MUSEUMS!

The East Tennessee Historical Society is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.  See the attached press release or our website for complete details.

Inside of Knoxville blog commemorates big event (by: KnoxvilleUrbanGuy): 

As I walked through Krutch Park last Saturday on my way to a delightful discussion of downtown with a small group of parishioners at the First Presbyterian Church, I passed a friend among the gathering groups of civil war reenactors and other interested parties. With a smile he asked, “Are we ever going to get over this war?”

It’s not a bad question. It ended a hundred-fifty years ago and yet, we continue to discuss it, debate it and commemorate it in various ways. We’ve had numerous wars since, but it does stand out in several regards. Roughly 750,000...

The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Awards of Excellence program annually recognizes individuals and organizations for significant contributions to the preservation, promotion, and interpretation of the region’s history.  Eligible projects include exhibits, lectures, conferences, publications, print and broadcast media, teaching, and lifetime achievement.  Organizations and individuals across the region are invited to make nominations.

Established in 1982, ETHS Awards of Excellence nominations begin in January of each year.  The awards are presented at the ETHS Annual Meeting held in June (usually held in...

With the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War approaching, East Tennesseans are working together to ensure war records are preserved for years to come.  "You're stepping back into history," Phillip Graves said to WBIR's Emily Stroud.  That's what he feels when he steps into a cemetery.  He is a member of the Union County Cemeteries Association, an organization committed to preservation.  That involvement led him to the East Tennessee Historical Society's project: In Death Not Divided. It's an effort to locate and identify burial sites of Civil War soldiers, both Union and Confederate.

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