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The East Tennessee Historical Society named community leaders Jenny and Randy Boyd as East Tennesseans of the Year at a celebration dinner at Cherokee Country Club on November 3. Honorary co-chairs for the event were Bill and Crissy Haslam. Randy Boyd is President of the University of Tennessee System and the founder of Radio Systems Corporation, Boyd Sports, and TnAchieves. Jenny Boyd owns Boyd’s Jig & Reel, is a member of the Old City Association, and serves on the boards of the Tennessee Arts Commission, Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, and the Museum of Appalachia. Together the Boyds have given more than $10 million...

The ETHS has been awarded a $50,000 Arts and Culture Alliance American Rescue Plan (ARP) Renewal Grant. The Arts and Cultural Alliance manages this grant program on behalf of Knox County and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Funds support ETHS’s education department in its efforts to combat the impact of lost instructional time for Knox County K-12 school children using evidence-based programs and services.

ETHS is especially proud of the work we do with Knox County teachers and students, especially those who qualify for Title 1 funds. Through support such as this grant and other sponsors past and present, we can provide free...

Join us as Bill Haslam, former mayor of Knoxville and governor of Tennessee, discusses his new book, Faithful Presence: The Promise and the Peril of Faith in the Public Square, on September 16 at 6:30 pm. Retired Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade will join Haslam for this special “Tennessee Conversation” event, to be held in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Knoxville.

The publisher, Thomas Nelson, notes that “Haslam has long been at the center of politics and policy on local, state, and federal levels, and he has consistently been guided by his faith, which influenced his actions on a...

An In-Person and Online Brown Bag lecture with Rebecca P’Simer

Date and Time
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Noon EDT

In-Person Location and Reservations
East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) 
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An In-person and Online Brown Bag lecture and book signing with James B. Jones

Date and Time
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Noon EDT

In-Person Location and Reservations
East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) 
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(photo of the 1926 YWCA Cabinet at Knoxville College, courtesy of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection)

An In-Person and Online Brown Bag lecture with Ashley Farrington

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Noon EDT

In-Person Location and Reservations
East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) 
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An In-Person and Online Brown Bag lecture with Charlie Rhodarmer

Date and Time
Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at Noon EDT

In-Person Location and Reservations
East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) 
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An in-person and online evening lecture and book signing withTyler Boyd

Date and Time
Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 7 pm EDT 

In-Person Location and Reservations
East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) 

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