A hybrid Brown Bag presentation and book signing by Ren and Helen Davis

Date and Time
Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at noon EDT 

Physical Location
East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) 

on Zoom

Reservations Requested
Email and indicate whether your reservation is for in-person or Zoom attendance by no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20.



A hybrid brown bag presentation and book signing by Dwight Wade, author of Unfinished Journey



Date and Time
Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at noon EDT 


Physical Location
East Tennessee History Center at 601 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) 


on Zoom

Reservations Requested
Email and indicate whether your reservation is for in-person or...

A Virtual Brunch Brown Bag with Dr. Carole Bucy
Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 10:30 am EDT, 9:30 am CDT 

Contact: Angie Vicars

The East Tennessee Historical Society welcomes Carole Bucy to examine the political awakening of East Tennessee women and their influence on public policies related to the needs of women and children, leading to Tennessee’s role in the successful passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. This event will be held via Zoom on Saturday June 26, at 10...

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...

Join the East Tennessee Historical Society on June 16, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom as Project Lead Antoine Fletcher and Research Assistant Atalya Dorfield introduce us to the African American Experience Project in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Begun in 2018, this project is a collaborative effort with park partners and the community to document and share the untold stories of African Americans in and outside the Smokies. These stories have been shared by many African Americans around crackling campfires, sun-beaten front porches, and lamp lit bedrooms, but they have yet to be shared with the world. To tell this story, the...

The Dickson-Williams Mansion is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the completion of the home with an announcement of a major event and fundraiser to be held on the evening of Sunday, August 29, 2021. Festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. featuring tours and stories of the mansion’s history, followed at 7:00 p.m. with the reenactment of the wedding of Catharine Dickson and Dr. Alexander Williams, the original owners of the mansion.The wedding will be followed by a delightful summer supper and celebration with the guests. 

Tickets to attend the “Let’s Put the Icing on the Cake” event are $100 per couple or $50 for singles, and the...

Join the East Tennessee Historical Society on June 2, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom as we welcome Tate Greene, National History Day Gold Medalist and Clayton Bradley STEM Academy Senior, to chronicle his discovery of the power and relevance of regional stories in the academic study of American history. Tate’s NHD award-winning documentaries cover topics related to East Tennessee and Appalachian history and culture.

For his “Stories that Matter” presentation, Tate will discuss how he became involved with the National History Day program and developed a seven-year relationship with the East Tennessee Historical Society which...

Knoxville, TN –March 1, 2021

The East Tennessee Historical Society is pleased to announce an inaugural virtual fundraiser event, A Night at the Museum of East Tennessee History, which will air at 7 p.m. EST on Thursday evening, March 25, 2021.The event is presented in honor of retired Executive Director Cherel Bolin Henderson, for her leadership and service over a 33-year career. The 50minute, professionally produced event will feature interview segments highlighting ETHS achievements under Cherel’s leadership along with her stories from that journey. Features will include a “behind-the-...