Special Events

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

Previous Special Events

  • In collaboration with Knox Brew Hub, Knoxville Area Brewers Association, and Member Breweries
    April 1, 2022 - 7:00am to 4:00pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) is pleased to present the “World’s Fair Beer Expo: Cheers to 40 Years” event that will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022, at Knox Brew Hub, located at 421 Union Avenue in downtown Knoxville. The “Expo” is a series of three ticketed events to be held over the course of the day that are part of the kick...

  • Public Information Meeting
    December 6, 2021 - 7:00am to December 7, 2021 - 7:45am

    The Tennessee Commission for the Semiquicentennial of the United States invites you to join a public information meeting held in Knoxville, Tennessee.

    December 6, noon: Knoxville, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street

    We want to discuss the ideas and plans that Tennesseans have to commemorate, educate,...

  • October 23, 2021 - 6:00am to October 24, 2021 - 9:45am


    Join us 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 feature a variety of Halloween-themed...

  • September 18, 2021 - 5:00am to September 19, 2021 - 10:45am

    Enjoy free admission for two to the Museum of East Tennessee History during Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day. Download tickets starting August 18.

    Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide...

  • September 16, 2021 - 1:30pm

    Join us as Bill Haslam, former mayor of Knoxville and governor of Tennessee, discusses his new book, Faithful Presence: The Promise and the Peril of Faith in the Public Square, on September 16 at 6:30 pm. Retired Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade will join Haslam for this special “Tennessee Conversation” event, to be...

  • Re-Enactment Celebration of Catharine Dickson and Dr. Alexander Williams’ Wedding
    August 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to August 30, 2021 - 11:45am

    The Dickson-Williams Mansion is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the completion of the home with an announcement of a major event and fundraiser to be held on the evening of Sunday, August 29, 2021. Festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. featuring tours and stories of the mansion’s history, followed at 7:00 p.m. with the reenactment of the...

  • Where History Comes to Life!
    March 25, 2021 - 3:00pm to March 26, 2021 - 2:45pm
    The East Tennessee Historical Society held its first virtual fundraiser in March 2021 to Honor Retired Executive Director Cherel Boling Henderson and celebrate the Museum of East Tennessee History.

    Explore stories behind select artifacts on display in the Museum!

    Enjoy a sneak peak of the Museum's new interactive children’s gallery ...

  • November 10, 2020 - 1:30pm

    The 2020 East Tennessean of the Year  - Honoree to be Announced Soon

                   November 10, 2020

                Half Past Six in the Event

               Cherokee Country Club