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

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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

  • July 4, 1953

    On this day in 1953, Sharp’s Ridge Memorial Park was officially dedicated in Knoxville.  Five thousand evergreen seedlings were planted by Boy Scout troops on the park’s three hundred acres.

  • July 4, 1831

    On this day in 1831, The Railroad Advocate, the first known newspaper in the United States to be devoted to railroad promotion, began publication in Rogersville.