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Front Porch to the Region's History

Geography defines East Tennessee as a land of mountains and valleys and with a history and heritage apart from the rest of the state.  The East Tennessee Historical Society recognizes this distinctiveness with programs and exhibitions uniquely tailored to the region.  The ETHS educational mission is to engage the public with the message that history is important.

This Day In East Tennessee History

  • August 21, 1863

    General Ambrose Burnside, with 15,000 men from the Army of Ohio, began the march into East Tennessee to establish Union control on this day in 1863.