The Real David Crockett

An Evening Lecture with Scott Williams
In person & online
Friday, October 14, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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 the program to watch this on Facebook Live.

For many, “Davy Crockett” conjures up thoughts of coonskin caps and killing “b’ars when he was only three.” In this presentation by Scott Williams, author of the recently published “The Accidental Fame and Lack of Fortune of West Tennessee’s David Crockett,” you’ll discover there is much more to the real frontiersman than you may know. Williams will share what propelled Crockett’s fascinating journey from frontier to fame to international icon, while also examining the birth of Tennessee during one of the most fascinating periods in American history.

About the Speaker
Scott Williams is the president and CEO of Discovery Park of America, a 100,000-square-foot museum and 50-acre heritage park, in Union City, Tenn. Previously, he served as president and COO of the Newseum in Washington, D.C. and vice president of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. in Memphis. He currently serves on the Tennessee Tourism Committee of the Department of Tourist Development for the State of Tennessee, the boards of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce and Hospitality Tennessee, the advisory board of the UT Martin College of Business and Global Affairs and the Northwest Tennessee Arts Center Advisory Board. His third book, “The Accidental Fame and Lack of Fortune of West Tennessee’s David Crockett,” was published in 2021. Williams is also the author of “An Odd Book, How the First Modern Pop Culture Reporter Conquered New York" and "The Forgotten Adventures of Richard Halliburton: A High-Flying Life from Tennessee to Timbuktu."