Events & Programs


East Tennessee Historical Society Programs

As the public programming arm of the East Tennessee History Center, the East Tennessee Historical Society presents a variety of programs on historical topics featuring diverse subjects, speakers, and formats.  These include a Brown Bag and quarterly lecture series, conferences, tours, “A Tennessee Conversation” series with special speakers, a history fair, and teacher and student programs.

Upcoming Events

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    October 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD. Students use individual computers to access the billions of records and features of Family Search, the largest free genealogical internet site. Items to be explored include available records, family trees, catalog of library items, scanned genealogical books...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    October 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Instructor: Ann Blomquist, MEd. Students will explore various maps in books, in print, and online; how to understand public-land deeds and metes-and-bounds deeds; where to find migration maps; and map collections in the McClung Collection. Participants should bring information on their families. Call 865-215-8809 starting August 13 to register...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    November 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD. Students use individual computers to access over 10 billion records including census and voter lists, birth, marriage & death, military, immigration & emigration, newspapers and periodicals, pictures, stories & histories, directories, court, land...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    November 17, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD. Finding your Revolutionary War ancestor, service records, pension records, bounty land records, battle records, regimental histories, burials, obituaries, descendants of the veterans, loyalist records. Participants should bring names of service men. Call 865...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    December 8, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD. Students use an individual computer to explore the major internet sites for state, county, and city genealogical records. Call 865-215-8809 starting November 26 to register.

Previous Events

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    Repeats every day every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Fri Jun 29 2018 .
    June 29, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Children ages 9-13 are invited to join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a week-long adventure into the past! Junior Historian Camp will provide campers a sneak-peek into Knoxville museums and the city’s history. Each day features a field trip, tour, or hands-on activity to bring that history to life in the very spots where it took...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 28, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Children ages 9-13 are invited to join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a week-long adventure into the past! Junior Historian Camp will provide campers a sneak-peek into Knoxville museums and the city’s history. Each day features a field trip, tour, or hands-on activity to bring that history to life in the very spots where it took...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Children ages 9-13 are invited to join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a week-long adventure into the past! Junior Historian Camp will provide campers a sneak-peek into Knoxville museums and the city’s history. Each day features a field trip, tour, or hands-on activity to bring that history to life in the very spots where it took...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Children ages 9-13 are invited to join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a week-long adventure into the past! Junior Historian Camp will provide campers a sneak-peek into Knoxville museums and the city’s history. Each day features a field trip, tour, or hands-on activity to bring that history to life in the very spots where it took...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 25, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Children ages 9-13 are invited to join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a week-long adventure into the past! Junior Historian Camp will provide campers a sneak-peek into Knoxville museums and the city’s history. Each day features a field trip, tour, or hands-on activity to bring that history to life in the very spots where it took...