Special Events

Fundraising events and other special programs are occasionally planned throughout the year. 

Previous Special Events

  • "Zoom" Through History With ETHS
    May 21, 2020 - 8:00am to May 22, 2020 - 8:45am

    "Zoom" through history with ETHS, joining Rene Rodgers as she explores the story of the early commercial country music recordings at the 1927 Bristol Sessions-and get a sneak peek at a few related items from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum's vault! The program will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, via Zoom, or streamed live...
  • @ Cherokee Country Club
    November 14, 2019 - 1:30pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society Board of Directors is pleased to honor Phillip Edward Fulmer, Senior, Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics at the University of Tennessee, as the 2019 East Tennessean of the Year.

    2019 East Tennessean of the Year Celebration Dinner Phillip Edward Fulmer, Senior...
  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    October 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to October 25, 2019 - 1:45pm

    On the evening of Thursday, October 24th, we celebrate the publication of a new book that gathers the tales and legends of Cas Walker, one of 20th century Knoxville’s most famous citizens. Cas Walker was a grocer, politician, media celebrity, music promoter and coon hunter whose colorful life has become the stuff of the city’s favorite urban...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 27, 2019 - 11:00am to June 28, 2019 - 12:45pm

    The Board of Directors invites the Membership of the East Tennessee Historical Society to a special preview and reception for the new feature exhibition

                              Mountain Dew. Your parents likely warned you about the neon-green soda. Doctors and dentists despise it. Yet, across the...
  • Presented by the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound
    March 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

    The Knox County Public Library is thrilled to announce their Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound is a recipient of a 2018 National Film Preservation Foundation federal grant, for the preservation of reels from the Harry Caldwell Film Collection. Mr. Caldwell was a Methodist missionary from Athens, Tennessee, who lived and worked in the...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    October 27, 2018 - 6:00am to October 28, 2018 - 7:45am

    On Saturday, October 27, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a spooky event highlighting the “monsters” and superstitions that have called East Tennessee home over the years. From the wampus cat to eerie Victorian mourning traditions, we’ll delve into the region’s history of sightings and folklore! The event will...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    March 18, 2018 - 9:00am to March 19, 2018 - 11:45am

    Tennessee figured prominently in the quest for woman suffrage when a young man’s vote in the Tennessee Legislature, August 1920, changed the course of political history for Tennessee and the nation. Young Harry Burn of Athens cast the tie-breaking vote that made Tennessee the 36th and final state needed to ratify the 19th Amendment, thus giving...

  • January 19, 2018 - 11:00am to January 20, 2018 - 12:45pm

    ETHS members are invited to view the new exhibition In the Footsteps of Sergeant York before it opens to the public on January 20. There will be a ribbon cutting and remarks beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, and a reception and exhibition access until 6:00 p.m.

    Between 2006 and 2009, an international team of historians,...