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.

Previous Events

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Instructor: Doris Martinson, MLS, CA, Head, Knox County Archives. How to use county records (births, civil court, criminal court, deaths, deeds, divorces, probate, tax, wills) for investigating ancestors. Examples from the extensive resources of the Knox County Archives will be shown. Lecture will begin in the first floor auditorium. No pre-...

  • June 24, 2019 - 9:00am to June 28, 2019 - 1:00pm

    Children ages 9-13 are invited to join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a week-long adventure into the past! “Hidden History” 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...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 27, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    The Board of Directors invites the Membership of the East Tennessee Historical Society to a special preview and reception for the new feature exhibition

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  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Dr. Gail Palmer will share stories of everyday life, love, and happenings, as gleaned from her extensive research into the families and cemeteries of those who lived in the Smokies prior to the creation of the park. Among her previously published works are The Midwives’ Quilt: A Tale of Conflict & Intrigue in the Smokies; Smoky Mountain...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 8, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Instructor: Steve Cotham, MA, MLS, Manager, McClung Historical Collection. The book, microfilm, manuscript, and internet facilities of the McClung Historical Collection, and how to use them to advance your genealogical research. Tour of the Collection included. Lecture will begin in the first floor auditorium. No pre-registration required.