Love history and want to learn more? Explore a variety of historical topics as authors, scholars, and local historians present the latest research and books, as well as new looks at old subjects. Lectures are open to the public and are free of charge unless otherwise stated.

Previous Lectures

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    August 11, 2013 - 2:00pm to August 12, 2013 - 1:45pm

    Steven Spielberg, Historian?  Emancipating Lincoln, a screening of Lincoln (2012) with comments by William E. Hardy, Ph.D., adjunct professor, Lincoln Memorial University.

    The movie will begin at two o'clock at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville.  For more information on the lecture,...

  • @ The East Tennessee History Center
    August 7, 2013 - 12:00pm to August 8, 2013 - 12:45pm

    '"Old Tennessee Is as Good a Country as We Want": Black Southerners in the Union Army, 1863-1866, lecture by Paul Coker, Ph.D.

    Some 20,000 African Americans in Tennessee, equivalent to 40% of the states's eligible black population, served in the Union Army during the Civil War.  They fought with distinction, and their valor...

  • July 24, 2013 - 12:00pm to July 25, 2013 - 12:45pm

    That Vile Serpent, Brownlow!  That Vain Historian, Ramsey! a dramatic reading by David Madden, author of Civil War novel Sharpshooter.

    The program is sponsored by 21st Mortgage and is free and open to the public.  The reading will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville...

  • July 10, 2013 - 12:00pm to July 11, 2013 - 12:45pm

    As a part of our continuing series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the East Tennessee Historical Society on July 10 will host a brown bag lecture, “Unvexed to the Sea,” the story of the Siege and Battle of Vicksburg,  presented by Terrence J. Winschel, retired historian of Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi....