Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sept 7, 2015
865-215-8824, eths@eastTNhistory.org
First Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 9am - 4pm
  • Sat: 10am - 4pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed Sept 7, 2015
865-215-8830
Third Floor
Hours
  • M-Tu: 9am - 8:30 pm
  • W-F: 9am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat: 9am - 5pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed Sept 7, 2015
  • Closed Nov 11, 2015
865-215-8801
Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am-4:30pm
  • Closed Sept 7, 2015
  • Closed Nov 11, 2015
865-215-8800

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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 27, 1863

    On this day in 1863, W.H. Bradbury, a commissary clerk in the 23rd U.S. Army Corps, concluded that "things are badly arranged and I am afraid we shall suffer for want of supplies."  Bradbury proved correct, and within a few weeks after entering East Tennessee, Union troops ran short on supplies and began to live off the country.