Monsters at the Museum

A Celebration of Spooky East Tennessee History
East Tennessee History Center
Saturday, October 28, 2023 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

The East Tennessee Historical Society invites you and your family to Monsters at the Museum. This fun event will feature a variety of Halloween-themed children’s crafts, story times, and walking tours. Fill your treat bags while trick-or-treating in the Voices of the Land gallery and learn about Halloween histories and eerie Victorian mourning customs. This event is free for the entire family!

Schedule of Events

  • 10:00-3:00 Gallery Trick-or-Treat (Voices of the Land gallery)
  • 10:00-3:00 Halloween-themed Crafts (Auditorium)
  • 10:00 Walking Tour (leave from ETHC front porch)
    • Beasties, Bogles, and Creepy Creatures: Everyone knows about the Loch Ness monster and Bigfoot, but East Tennessee has its own legendary creatures, shapeshifters and cryptids that haunted the hills since before the frontier days. Take a walk with Laura Still of Knoxville Walking Tours to hear stories of these mountain monsters, and where to look for them today. 
  • 10:30 Story Time (History Headquarters)
  • 11:00 Costume Contest (Auditorium)
  • 1:00 Costume Contest (Auditorium)
  • 2:00 Story Time (History Headquarters)