Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Nov 27, 2014
  • Closed Dec 24-25, 2014
865-215-8824, eths@eastTNhistory.org
First Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 9am - 4pm
  • Sat: 10am - 4pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed Nov 27, 2014
  • Closed Dec 24-25, 2014
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 Nov 11, 2014
  • Closed Nov 27-28, 2014
  • Closed Dec 25-26, 2014
865-215-8801
Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am-4:30pm
  • Closed Nov 11, 2014
  • Closed Nov 27-28, 2014
  • Closed Dec 25-26, 2014
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

  • November 29, 1863

    On November 29 General Longstreet launched an assault against Fort Sanders, the city's northwestern bastion.  In just twenty minutes Longstreet's units suffered over 800 casualties, while the fort withstood the attack and lost only 13 men.  The Confederates soon withdrew to Russellville and made winter headquarters; the following spring they returned to Virginia.  All of Tennessee was technically under Union control.