Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
865-215-8824, eths@eastTNhistory.org
First Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 9am - 4pm
  • Sat: 10am - 4pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • April 19: 10am-4pm
  • Closed April 21
865-215-8830
Third Floor
Hours
  • M-Tu: 9am - 8:30 pm
  • W-F: 9am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat: 9am - 5pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed April 19
  • Closed April 21
865-215-8801
Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am-4:30pm
  • Closed Dec. 24 & 25
  • Closed April 19
865-215-8800

Front Porch to the Region's History

Geography defines East Tennessee as a land of mountains and valleys and with a history and heritage apart from the rest of the state.  The East Tennessee Historical Society recognizes this distinctiveness with programs and exhibitions uniquely tailored to the region.  The ETHS educational mission is to engage the public with the message that history is important.

This Day In East Tennessee History

  • April 25, 1788

    The Creek Chieftain in the Cumberland Valley reported to Arturo O' Neill, governor of Pensacola, about peace negotiations with whites on this day in 1788.  He said that two deputies had come to him from Cumberland, saying that their people were in such extreme distress as a result of the excursions of his warriors that they were willing to submit to any conditions in order to obtain peace.

  • April 25, 1785

    On this day in 1785, the response to the newly organized state of Franklin from Governor Martin of North Carolina came in the form of a "manifesto."  It asked the people to return their allegiance to North Carolina.