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 16, 1932

    On this day in 1932, Frank Lee Rose, who continued the tradition of Knoxville's oldest undertaking establishment, established the Rose Funeral Home, then located at 224 Grainger Street in Knoxville.