Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee
"Voices of the Land," the signature exhibit of the Museum of East Tennessee History with more than 8300 square feed of floor space, opened in August 2008. Voices of the Land interprets the history and culture of East Tennessee during the past 250 years. The ever-present influence of the land, the role of East Tennessee within the larger state and national stories, and the daily lives of the people who have called this place home are part of this unique exhibit.
- The First Voices: Cherokee Indians
- New Voices: The East Tennessee Frontier
- Divided Loyalties: Civil War, Brothers Against Brothers
- Federal Power: Oak Ridge, TVA, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
- Birthplace of Legends: Emergence of Country Music
- Pioneers for All: Civil Rights Activists
To read the Knoxville News Sentinel coverage of the opening of the Voices of the Land exhibition, click here
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The East Tennessee Streetscape
This exhibit recreates a urban streetcorner from the early 1900s. Visitors can wander through the Corner Drug Story and look at medicines and remedies from a bygone era (as well as a few that will still be familiar); they can climb aboard Streetcar No. 416, an original streetcar that once ran through the streets of Knoxville; or they can visit the dentist office and see an original foot-powered dental drill. The streetscape is a special opportunity to step back in time and visit an East Tennessee street corner from the early twenteith century.