Events & Programs

East Tennessee Historical Society Programs

As the public programming arm of the East Tennessee History Center, the East Tennessee Historical Society presents a variety of programs on historical topics featuring diverse subjects, speakers, and formats. These include a Brown Bag and quarterly lecture series, conferences, tours, “A Tennessee Conversation” series with special speakers, a history fair, and teacher and student programs.

Previous Events

  • October 24, 2023 - 12:00pm

    While team members at the East Tennessee History Center are processing and preserving historical collections, they often uncover unique, fascinating stories from the region’s past. In this PechaKucha-esque program, you will hear from several of ETHC’s team members as they share their recent research into some obscure but...

  • October 19, 2023 - 1:00pm

    Historic newspapers are secondary sources that can provide genealogical, biographical, and historical information. Participants in this session will discover techniques for searching digitized newspapers online, including repositories on Chronicling America and The session will focus on Tennessee newspapers.


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    October 16, 2023 - 10:30am

    It's never too early for some Little History Lessons. During each session, caregivers and kids will learn about history through stories, games, crafts, and examining artifacts. Each session, we will introduce a new topic using themes and objects in our signature exhibition.


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  • Repeats every month on the second Friday 2 times.
    October 13, 2023 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society invites you to a historic Friday night pep rally at the East Tennessee History Center. Enjoy food from Smith's Endzone BBQ , Schulz Brau beer served by the Tap Truck, and live music. Get in the game spirit with a special appearances by UT’s own history maker Lester McClain. The free event will take place on...

  • Repeats every month on the second Friday until Fri Nov 10 2023 except Fri Nov 10 2023. Also includes Fri Nov 03 2023.
    October 13, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Would you like to better familiarize yourself with the historical resources that the East Tennessee History Center has to offer? This walking tour introduces participants to the Museum of East Tennessee History, Knox County Archives, the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection, and the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image & Sound and how each...