Lectures

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

  • November 18, 2021 - 2:00pm to November 19, 2021 - 1:45pm

    One of the most talked-about events of the Cold War was the downing of the American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960. The event was recently depicted in the Steven Spielberg movie Bridge of Spies. Powers was captured by the KGB, subjected to a televised show trial, and imprisoned, all of...

  • A Pictorial History of the Names on the Wall, Their Service, and Their Sacrifice
    November 9, 2021 - 7:00am to November 10, 2021 - 6:45am

    In-Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) 
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    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of...

  • October 19, 2021 - 2:00pm to October 20, 2021 - 1:45pm

    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
    No pre-registration is required,  seating is limited.

    This talk, based on Dr. Liulevicius's new book,  examines pardon petitions from former Confederates in Tennessee to produce a comprehensive analysis of the process of...

  • October 13, 2021 - 7:00am to October 14, 2021 - 6:45am

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

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of...

  • September 22, 2021 - 7:00am to September 23, 2021 - 6:45am

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

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the...

  • From the Handwritten Words to the Acorn Press
    August 18, 2021 - 7:00am to August 19, 2021 - 6:45am

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

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of...

  • August 10, 2021 - 2:00pm to August 11, 2021 - 1:45pm

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

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the...

  • George Alexander Grant, First Chief Photographer of the National Park Service
    July 21, 2021 - 7:00am to July 22, 2021 - 6:45am

    The East Tennessee Historical Society welcomes Ren and Helen Davis, authors of Landscapes for the People: George Alexander Grant, First Chief Photographer of the National Park Service, for a hybrid brown bag presentation and book signing.

    This event will be held in person and on Zoom on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at noon EDT....

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