ETHS Annual Meeting of the Membership

"Telling the Story of Tennessee: New Places, Big Stories" with Dr. Carroll Van West
The Foundry at the World's Fair Site
Tuesday, 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 opportunity and challenge for its citizens.

Dr. Carroll Van West will highlight important events and stories from this history through a look at historical sites and modern-day heroes and organizations working to save them. Equally at home in the classroom and in working with grassroots projects, Dr. West, through his fine scholarship and service, has had an immeasurable impact on public history across the state. He was appointed by Governor Bill Haslam as Tennessee State Historian and is Director of the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University, where he is also a professor.

The evening will begin at 5:30 with a cash bar, followed by dinner at 6:30.  The program will consist of a lecture from Dr. Carroll Van West, election of officers, and presentation of the Awards of Excellence.

Dinner $40 | Please Reserve by April 28

To make a reservation call 865-215-8883 or email