Special Events

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

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Previous Special Events

  • Girl Scouts Workshop
    October 22, 2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

    Brownies and Juniors will learn the past, present, and future of girl power at the East Tennessee Historical Society on October 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    September 24, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

    For the ninth year in a row, the Museum of East Tennessee History will offer free admission on Saturday, September 24, 2016, 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...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    August 5, 2016 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society is pleased to partner with East Tennessee PBS and the Beck Cultural Exchange Center to commemorate the 8th of August as the date traditionally observed as the day on which Andrew Johnson freed his slaves. Although President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation took effect January 1, 1863, it did not apply to...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    May 25, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Sharyn McCrumb, New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Appalachian “Ballad” series, masterfully combines historical research and captivating folklore in her new Depression-era novel, Prayers the Devil Answers.  Suddenly thrust into the role of primary caretaker for her family following the tragic death of her husband, Ellie...

  • "Telling the Story of Tennessee: New Places, Big Stories" with Dr. Carroll Van West
    May 3, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    Few places are as blessed as Tennessee with the diverse beauty of its land and the richness of its history. From the Appalachian birthplace of country music to the soulful sounds of Memphis and the fruitful river valleys of Middle Tennessee to the rugged pathways of the Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee mirrors the southern experience of...

  • East Tennessee Historical Society, Blount Mansion, McClung Museum, Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, Marble Springs, Knoxville Zoo, Historic Ramsey House, Knoxville Museum of Art, Mabry-Hazen House, The Muse Knoxville, and Girl Scout Museum at Daisy Place
    April 30, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Join us for the launch of our new Explore Knoxville Girl Scout patch! The kickoff is April 30, and all participating museums will have special admission prices and...

  • Presented in Partnership with the Friends of the Knox County Public Library
    March 22, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Erik Larson, widely acclaimed master of page-turning nonfiction sagas, will speak in Knoxville at the Bijou Theatre on Tuesday, March 22, at 7 p.m.  Larson, who divides his time between New York City and Seattle, is the author of four national bestsellers: In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    January 30, 2016 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Do you own a work of art by Knoxville artist Lloyd Branson? If so, the East Tennessee Historical Society would like to know about it.

    In the decades after the Civil War, Lloyd Branson rose from a precocious sketcher on his family’s East Tennessee farm to become an accomplished artist and Knoxville’s most popular portraitist. He won...

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