Front Porch to the Region's History

Geography defines East Tennessee as a land of mountains and valleys and with a history and heritage apart from the rest of the state.  The East Tennessee Historical Society recognizes this distinctiveness with programs and exhibitions uniquely tailored to the region.  The ETHS educational mission is to engage the public with the message that history is important. 

This Day In East Tennessee History

  • October 17, 1963

    Actor Robert Preston attended the world premiere movie adaptation of James Agee's "All the Way Home," which also starred Jean Simmons and Knoxville native John Cullum, on this day in 1963.