Awards of Recognition

It Takes a Region

The quality of programs and exhibits of the East Tennessee Historical Society has received numerous state, national, and in some cases international, recognitions.

In accepting these awards, ETHS gives credit to the larger team efforts that support our work. These include our generous sponsors, members, ETHS Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, families and members of the public who entrust us with their stories, artifacts and family records, our 45 Affiliate Chapters and numerous local organizations, and foundations.

Knox County and the Knox County Public Library deserve special recognition for their strong commitment to making the East Tennessee History Center a jewel in the crown of the region’s history. Their support for our shared mission makes our work possible.

No recognition would be complete without recognizing the contributions of Steve Cotham, manager of the magnificent Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection, and his staff, who are partners in all we do.

2021

Tennessee Association of Museums - Awards of Excellence

     1. Temporary Exhibit - Black and White Knoxville in the Jim Crow Era
    
2. Publications - Gallery Guide Black and White Knoxville in the Jim Crow Era
     3. Educational Programming - Zoom through East Tennessee History Virtual Visit Series
     4. Digital Media - Social Media Page - ETHS Tik Tok

2019

Tennessee Association of Museums - Awards of Excellence

     1. Temporary Exhibit - In the Footsteps of Sergeant York
    
2. Educational Programming - Junior Historian Summer Camp
     3. Digital Media - Social Media Page - ETHS Facebook Page

2018

Tennessee Association of Museums - Awards of Excellence

     1. Temporary Exhibit - Rock of Ages: East Tennessee’s Marble Industry
      2. Special Event - Monsters at the Museum

Tennessee Association of Museums - Awards of Commendation

     1. Audio Visual Exhibit Component - Rock of Ages: East Tennessee’s Marble Industry

2017

Tennessee Association of Museums - Awards of Excellence

    1. Past President's Award - Come to Make Records: Knoxville's Contributions to American Popular
          Music
   
2. Temproary Exhibit - Come to Make Records: Knoxville's Contributions to American Popular Music
   
3. Audio-Visual Component - Come to Make Records: Knoxville's Contributions to American Popular
          Music

2016

Tennessee Association of Museums - Awards of Excellence

     1. Temprorary Exhibit - Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones
     2. Special Program - Blue & Gray Reunion and Peace Jubilee

2015

Tennessee Association of Museums - Awards of Excellence

     1. Temporary Exhibit - Live! On Air! and in Your Living Room
    
2. Temporary Exhibit - Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature

2014

Tennessee Association of Museums - Awards of Excellence

  1. Temporary Exhibit - Of Sword and Pen
  2. Special Event - A Presidential Conversation with Jon Meacham

2013

Tennessee Association of Museums - Awards of Excellence

  1. Education Program - "From the Vaults: Iconic Moving Images from East Tennessee" in collaboration with the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS)
  2. Temporary Exhibit - In Death Not Divided: Civil War Tombstones and the Stories They Tell

2012

Tennessee Association of Museums - Awards of Excellence

  1. Audio -Visual – A Conversation with Carole Wahler and Christopher Cross
  2. Audio-Visual/Films – Molded by Hand, Hardened by Fire: The wood-fired pottery of Peter Rose
  3. Educational Programming – Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War
  4. Publication – Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War
  5. Special Recognition – 1834 Society of Leadership Giving
  6. Temporary Exhibits – Tennessee Turned: Earthenware and Stoneware Made in East Tennessee, 1800-1900

 Tennessee Association of Museums - Certificate of Commendation

  1. Special Event – East Tennessean of the Year

2010

Tennessee Association of Museums - Awards of Excellence

  1. Exhibit – Vanishing Appalachia
  2. Publication –Vanishing Appalachia

2009

Tennessee Association of Museums - Awards of Excellence

  1. Exhibition – Images of Home and Heritage: Russell Briscoe, 1899-1979
  2. Publication Images of Home and Heritage: Russell Briscoe, 1899-1979
  3. DVD Images of Home and Heritage: Russell Briscoe, 1899-1979 DVD
  4. Volunteerism - Dr. George K. Schweitzer

American Association for State and Local History - Award of Merit

  1. Exhibition – Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee

The Tennessee Historical Commission - Certificate of Merit

  1. Significant contribution to the preservation of the historical and architectural heritage of Tennessee

Telly Award

  1. Video: Production - "The Heart and Soul of our Land"

2008

Tennessee Association of Museums - Awards of Excellence

  1. Audio-Visual – Voices from the Homefront
  2. Permanent Exhibition – Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee
  3. Special Event – Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee Grand Opening and History Fair
  4. Volunteerism – Dan MacDonald

Tennessee Association of Museums - Awards of Commendation

  1. Publication: Flat Paper – Coordinating Brochure Set: Bringing History to Life, Making History Personal, and A New Adventure Begins Here!

Cine Golden Eagle

  1. Video: Production - "The Heart and Soul of our Land"