Special Events

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

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Previous Special Events

  • Mystic Chords of Memory: The Civil War
    April 17, 2018 - 7:15pm


    East Tennessee Historical Society


    Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law

    with presenting sponsors

    Pilot Flying J & KTom Restaurant Supply...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    March 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Tennessee figured prominently in the quest for woman suffrage when a young man’s vote in the Tennessee Legislature, August 1920, changed the course of political history for Tennessee and the nation. Young Harry Burn of Athens cast the tie-breaking vote that made Tennessee the 36th and final state needed to ratify the 19th Amendment, thus giving...

  • January 19, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    ETHS members are invited to view the new exhibition In the Footsteps of Sergeant York before it opens to the public on January 20. There will be a ribbon cutting and remarks beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, and a reception and exhibition access until 6:00 p.m.

    Between 2006 and 2009, an international team of historians,...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    December 9, 2017 - 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 9, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Activities include live music, craft demonstrations and the sale of handmade items, free ornament and craft making for the kids, balloon animals, local authors, and holiday refreshments. Crafter...

  • Family Friendly Program at the Museum of East Tennessee History
    October 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

    On Saturday, October 28, 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
    September 23, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

    For the tenth year in a row, the Museum of East Tennessee History will offer free admission on Saturday, September 23, 2017, in celebration of Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day Live!

    The event represents the commitment of the Smithsonian and other museums to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible...

  • Free Admission for Military Personnel and Their Families
    May 23, 2017 - 9:00am to September 3, 2017 - 4:00pm

    For the seventh year, the East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) is pleased to announce its participation in Blue Star Museums to offer free museum admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their immediate families, as well as National Guard and Reserves, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2017. Blue Star Museums is a...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    September 1, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    East Tennessee PBS and the East Tennessee Historical Society will present a three-part series of programs based on our region’s connections to the Vietnam War. 

    Anyone with items, documents, or photographs from the war is encouraged to bring them to the East Tennessee History Center on the dates of the programs for documentation,...