Special Events

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

Previous Special Events

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    December 10, 2016 - 6:00am to December 11, 2016 - 9:45am

    Cookies and apple cider will warm the day at the East Tennessee Historical Society’s Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 10. Entertainment will be provided by the Smokyland Sound Chorus of the Greater Knoxville Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Activities include craft demonstrations and the sale of handmade items, free ornament...

  • November 18, 2016 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

    Join us as we celebrate the opening of the feature exhibition "Rock of Ages: East Tennessee's Marble Industry" on Friday, November 18. See why East Tennessee marble is prized the world over and explore the industry that launched the rock's fame and crowned Knoxville as the Marble City!

    There will be a reception & exhibition opening...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    November 11, 2016 - 4:00am to November 12, 2016 - 10:45am

    The East Tennessee Historical Society invites all veterans, active duty military, and their families to visit the Museum of East Tennessee History as our guests on Veterans Day, November 11, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. “Tennesseans have a proud tradition of stepping to the fore in defense of our nation and earning the state the nickname, the ‘...

  • @ Cherokee Country Club
    November 10, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society is proud to honor Blount County native Roy Kramer as its 2016 East Tennessean of the Year. Kramer’s impact and accomplishments are legendary as the Southeastern Conference Commissioner from 1990 to 2002, where he created the SEC Conference Divisions and a Conference Championship game. He is also known as...

  • Girl Scouts Workshop
    October 22, 2016 - 6:00am to October 23, 2016 - 9:45am

    Brownies and Juniors will learn the past, present, and future of girl power at the East Tennessee Historical Society on October 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    September 24, 2016 - 5:00am to September 25, 2016 - 10:45am

    For the ninth year in a row, the Museum of East Tennessee History will offer free admission on Saturday, September 24, 2016, in celebration of Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day Live!

    The event represents the commitment of the Smithsonian and other museums to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    August 5, 2016 - 12:00pm to August 6, 2016 - 3:45pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society is pleased to partner with East Tennessee PBS and the Beck Cultural Exchange Center to commemorate the 8th of August as the date traditionally observed as the day on which Andrew Johnson freed his slaves. Although President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation took effect January 1, 1863, it did not apply to...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    May 25, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Sharyn McCrumb, New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Appalachian “Ballad” series, masterfully combines historical research and captivating folklore in her new Depression-era novel, Prayers the Devil Answers.  Suddenly thrust into the role of primary caretaker for her family following the tragic death of her husband, Ellie...