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

  • November 14, 1839

    After debates which had lasted for several weeks, the Democratic majority in the Tennessee state legislature on this day in 1839 passed a series of 5 resolutions which, in part, instructed Senators to vote for the sub-treasury bill, and to "support in good faith, the leading measures... advocated by the present President...."