Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Dec 24-25, 2014
  • Closed Jan 1, 2015
865-215-8824, eths@eastTNhistory.org
First Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 9am - 4pm
  • Sat: 10am - 4pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed Dec 24-25, 2014
  • Dec 26 - 10am-4pm
  • Closed Jan 1, 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 Dec 25-26, 2014
  • Closed Jan 1, 2015
865-215-8801
Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am-4:30pm
  • Closed Dec 25-26, 2014
  • Closed Jan 1, 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

  • December 21, 1836

    The Georgia legislature passed a resolution authorizing construction of the Western and Atlantic Railroad on this day in 1836.  The southern terminus of this railroad would become Chattanooga.