Members Preview & Reception for "In the Footsteps of Sergeant York"

East Tennessee History Center
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 11:00am to Saturday, 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, archaeologists, and geographers traveled to France to rediscover and document where Fentress County-native Sergeant Alvin C. York made his heroic stand. In the Footsteps of Sergeant York, a traveling exhibition from the Museum of the American Military Experience, showcases this groundbreaking research and allows visitors to retrace the steps of one of America's best-known military heroes.

Through the new interactive exhibit, the East Tennessee Historical Society invites you to step back into the the trenches of WWI, to hear the sounds of war, view clips of the film on York's life, see items from the York home along with other interesting artifacts, and experience the front line that made the man from Pall Mall, Tennessee an international superstar.

In the Footsteps of Sergeant York will be on display in the Rogers-Claussen Feature Gallery at the East Tennessee History Center through July 8, 2018. The exhibit and corresponding programming is presented in partnership with the Museum of the American Military Experience, Tennessee State Parks, The Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation, the University of Tennessee's Center for the Study of War and Society, and the Knox County Public Library. For more information visit