Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
865-215-8824, eths@eastTNhistory.org
First Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 9am - 4pm
  • Sat: 10am - 4pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed Apr 20, 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 Apr 18 & 20, 2014
865-215-8801
Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am-4:30pm
  • Closed Apr 18, 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

  • April 18, 1862

    On this day in 1862, Edmund Kirby Smith, leader of the Confederacy out of Knoxville, ordered Colonel John C. Vaughn, Confederate Brigadier General, to employ all his available cavalry in patrolling the area between Clinton, Tennessee, and "the north Valley of Powell's River," one of the major escape routes of men from East Tennessee heading to Kentucky.