Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed July 3, 2015
865-215-8824, eths@eastTNhistory.org
First Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 9am - 4pm
  • Sat: 10am - 4pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • July 3 hours: 10am-4pm
  • Closed July 4, 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 July 3 & 4, 2015
865-215-8801
Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am-4:30pm
  • Closed July 3 & 4, 2015
865-215-8800

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

  • July 6, 1861

    On this day in 1861, reports spread that a Confederate forces had entered Bradley County, and within a few hours 700 Unionists, most carrying some type of weapon, had assembled to meet them.