Second Floor
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
First Floor
  • M-F: 9am - 4pm
  • Sat: 10am - 4pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
Third Floor
  • M-Tu: 9am - 8:30 pm
  • W-F: 9am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat: 9am - 5pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed January 20
  • Closed February 17
Second Floor
  • M-F: 8am-4:30pm
  • Closed January 20
  • Closed February 17

Special Events

Fundraising events and other special programs are occasionally planned throughout the year. 

Rick Atkinson EventEd Ayers EventCiderville!POW Event

Previous Special Events

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    December 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

    Cookies and apple cider will warm the day at the East Tennessee Historical Society’s Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 14, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Activities include local authors, storytelling, shop discounts, sale of handmade items, free ornament and craft making for the kids, and holiday refreshments. Holiday and traditional musical...

  • @ Cherokee Country Club
    November 14, 2019 - 6:30pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society Board of Directors is pleased to honor Phillip Edward Fulmer, Senior, Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics at the University of Tennessee, as the 2019 East Tennessean of the Year.

    2019 East Tennessean of the Year Celebration Dinner Phillip Edward Fulmer, Senior...
  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    November 11, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society invites all veterans, active duty military, and their families to visit the Museum of East Tennessee History as our guests on Monday, November 11, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., prior to and following the downtown Knoxville Veterans Day Parade. “Tennesseans have a proud tradition of stepping to the fore in defense...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

    On the evening of Thursday, October 24th, we celebrate the publication of a new book that gathers the tales and legends of Cas Walker, one of 20th century Knoxville’s most famous citizens. Cas Walker was a grocer, politician, media celebrity, music promoter and coon hunter whose colorful life has become the stuff of the city’s favorite urban...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    October 19, 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

    On Saturday, October 19, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a spooky event highlighting the “monsters” and superstitions that have called East Tennessee home over the years. From the wampus cat to eerie Victorian mourning traditions, we’ll delve into the region’s history of sightings and folklore! The event will...

  • @ 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

                              Mountain Dew. Your parents likely warned you about the neon-green soda. Doctors and dentists despise it. Yet, across the...
  • Hamilton: The Man and The Musical
    May 7, 2019 - 8:00pm


    East Tennessee Historical Society


    Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law

    with presenting sponsors

    Pilot Flying J, DeRoyal, & KaTom Restaurant...

  • Presented by the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound
    March 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    The Knox County Public Library is thrilled to announce their Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound is a recipient of a 2018 National Film Preservation Foundation federal grant, for the preservation of reels from the Harry Caldwell Film Collection. Mr. Caldwell was a Methodist missionary from Athens, Tennessee, who lived and worked in the...