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Press Releases

Organized by date in descending order

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 20132012

2017

Date Press Release Supporting Materials
August 7, 2017 Andrew Jackson, Indian Removal and the Trail of Tears" Lecture & Exhibit from Andrew Jackson's Hermitage  
August 4, 2017 Experiences of Black People in Knoxville, Tennessee, 1844-1974 - A Brown Bag Lecture  
August 3, 2017 10th Annual East Tennessee History Fair  
August 1, 2017 East Tennessee History Day Award-Winning Documentaries- A Brown Bag Lecture  
July 31, 2017 Stories In Stitches: Quilts from the East Tennessee Historical Society's Permanent Collection  
July 27, 2017 History Hound Dog Costume Contest  
June 30, 2017 Prints of a Man - A Brown Bag Lecture  
June 5, 2017 The Civil Rights Movement in Knoxville, Tennessee - A Brown Bag Lecture  
May 15, 2017 2017 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Monroe County  
May 15, 2017 2017 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Sullivan County  
May 15, 2017 2017 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Sevier County  
May 15, 2017 2017 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Knox County  
May 15, 2017 2017 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Washington County  
May 12, 2017 2017 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Greene County  
May 12, 2017 2017 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Blount County  
May 12, 2017 2017 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Bradley County  
May 12, 2017 2017 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Fentress County  
May 12, 2017 2017 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Jefferson County  
May 12, 2017 2017 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Hamblen County  
May 12, 2017 2017 ETHS Awards of Excellence - McMinn County  
May 5, 2017 The Life and Times of David Crockett in East Tennessee - A Brown Bag Lecture  
April 21, 2017 Come to Make Records Exhibition Wins Highest Honor from the Tennessee Association of Museums  
April 12, 2017 "Stone Stories" Lecture with Marble Sculptor Julie Warren Conn  
April 12, 2017 2017 ETHS Annual Meeting with Address by Secretary of State Tre Hargett  
April 5, 2017 A Knoxville Heritage: Tennessee Marble - A Brown Bag Lecture  
April 4, 2017 Tennessee Marble Documentation Day and Panel Discussion  
March 30, 2017 Andy Holt: President, University of Tennessee, 1959-1970 - A Brown Bag Lecture  
March 16, 2017 Autosomal DNA for Genealogy Workshop with Dr. George K. Schweitzer  
March 14, 2017 Three Morgan County Students Win Awards at 16th Annual East Tennessee History Day  
March 14, 2017 Twenty-Five Blount County Students Win Awards at 16th Annual East Tennessee History Day  
March 13, 2017 Forty-Five Knox County Students Win Awards at 16th Annual East Tennessee History Day  
March 9, 2017 Lecture and Book Signing with Bob Clement  
March 6, 2017 William Francis Yardley: Knoxville Trailblazer - A Brown Bag Lecture  
February 22, 2017 Clinton High School and the Immortal Twelve- A Brown Bag Lecture  

2016

Date Press Release Supporting Materials
December 1, 2016 Holiday Open House  
November 29, 2016 From the Archives: Finding East Tennessee's Marble Story - A Brown Bag Lecture  
November 15, 2016 A Man and His Bike: Earl Terrell Exhibit  
November 14, 2016 Rock of Ages: East Tennessee's Marble Industry  
November 10, 2016 Free Museum Admission for Veterans & Their Families  
October 26, 2016 Knoxville's 'Merry-Go-Round,' Ciderville and the East Tennessee Country Music Scene | Lecture & Book Signing  
October  25, 2016 Valor: World War I Aviator Kiffin Rockwell - A Brown Bag Lecture  
October 5, 2016 Fountain City: People Who Made A Difference - A Brown Bag Lecture  
September 27, 2016 People of the Upper Cumberland: Achievements and Contradictions - A Brown Bag Lecture  
September 19, 2016 Free Museum Admission for Museum Day Live!  
September 1, 2016 The Freedom Engine: East Tennessee Remembers 9/11  
August 31, 2016 Early History of WNOX Radio - A Brown Bag Lecture  
July 29, 2016 2016 "History Hound" Dog Costume Contest  
July 28, 2016 "Carolina in Crisis: Cherokees, Colonists, & Slaves in the American Southeast, 1756-1763" Sunday Lecture  
July 22, 2016 August 8th Programming and Exhibit  
July 13, 2016 The Viking Age and Norse Genealogy - A Brown Bag Lecture  
July 8, 2016 ETHS Awards National History Day Scholarships  
June 30, 2016 Andrew Jackson Never Slept Here: The Lamar House from 1817 to Today - A Brown Bag Lecture  
June 24, 2016 First Families of Tennessee Reunion & Jubilee  
May 31, 2016 East Tennessee in World War II - A Brown Bag Lecture  
May 18, 2016 2016 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Anderson County  
May 18, 2016 2016 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Blount County  
May 18, 2016 2016 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Greene County  
May 18, 2016 2016 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Hamblen County  
May 18, 2016 2016 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Hawkins County  
May 18, 2016 2016 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Jefferson County  
May 18, 2016 2016 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Knox County  
May 18, 2016 2016 ETHS Awards of Excellence - McMinn County  
May 18, 2016 2016 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Monroe County  
May 18, 2016 2016 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Polk County  
May 18, 2016 2016 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Rossville, GA  
May 18, 2016 2016 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Sullivan County  
May 18, 2016 2016 ETHS Awards of Excellence - Virginia Commonwealth  
May 18, 2016 2016 ETHS Awards- Washington County  
April 26, 2016 Prayers the Devil Answers - Lecture & Book Signing with Sharyn McCrumb  
April 25, 2016 "Tennessee Trilogy: The Tennessee Recording Sessions, 1927-1930" Brown Bag Panel Discussion  
April 25, 2016 2016 ETHS Annual Meeting  
April 5, 2016 Knoxville's WNOX-Radio: The Cradle of Country Music -  A Brown Bag Lecture  
March 14, 2016 Medal of Honor Quilt on Display at Museum  
February 24, 2016 The Legacy and Challenge of Suffrage - A Brown Bag Lecture  
February 10, 2016 The Art of Beauford Delaney - A Brown Bag Lecture  
February 5, 2016 Bud Albers Art Recollections Exhibition  
February 2, 2016 2016 Award of Excellence Nominations Sought  
January 7, 2016 Lloyd Branson Documentation Day & Caring for Your Paintings and Artifacts - A Brown Bag Lecture  
January 27, 2016 Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South - A Brown Bag Lecture  

2015

Date Press Release Supporting Materials
December 30, 2015 An Inside Look at Lloyd Branson - A Brown Bag Lecture  
December 22, 2015 Kidnapping the Kaiser: Tennesseans in the Great War  
November 30, 2015 2015 Holiday Open House  
November 13, 2015 Events Honoring Frances Hodgson Burnett  
November 3, 2015 Free Admission to the Museum of East TN History for Veterans and Their Families on November 11  
October 29, 2015 "Celebrating a Life in Tennessee Art: Lloyd Branson, 1853-1925" Exhibition Opening  
October 27, 2015 The Tangled Web of the Civil War: A Novelist's Perspective - A Brown Bag Lecture  
September 29, 2015 The Greatest Campaigner of Them All: Estes Kefauver's Personal Approach to Politics - A Brown Bag Lecture  
September 28, 2015 Tracing Your Ancestor in the Highlands of Scotland Workshop with Graeme Mackenzie  
September 9, 2015 Loss or the Steamer Sultana - A Brown Bag Lecture  
September 8, 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Lecture by Tina Santi Flaherty  
September 1, 2015 We Will Remember: The Freedom Engine Brown Bag Lecture  
August 5, 2015 The Civil War Along Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau- A Brown Bag Lecture  
August 4, 2015 8th Annual East Tennessee History Fair  
July 31, 2015 Genetic DNA: Who Gave You Your DNA? - A Brown Bag Lecture  
July 27, 2015 "History Hound" Dog Costume Contest Poster
July 23, 2015 2015 History Fair  
July 8, 2015 Knoxville History Project - A Brown Bag Lecture  
June 18, 2015 2015 ETHS Awards - Knox County  
June 18, 2015 2015 ETHS Awards - Anderson County  
June 18, 2015 2015 ETHS Awards - Blount County  
June 18, 2015 2015 ETHS Awards - Grainger County  
June 18, 2015 2015 ETHS Awards - Cocke County  
June 18, 2015 2015 ETHS Awards - Greene County  
June 18, 2015 2015 ETHS Awards - Monroe County  
June 18, 2015 2015 ETHS Awards - Union County  
June 18, 2015 2015 ETHS Awards - McMinn County  
June 18, 2015 2015 ETHS Awards - Overton County  
June 2, 2015 The Life and Public Career of Estes Kefauver: An Overview - A Brown Bag Lecture  
May 19, 2015 Blue Star Museum Participation  
May 18, 2015 2015 Annual Meeting of the Membership  
Apr 22, 2015 Memories of the Blue and Gray: The Civil War in East Tennessee at 150 - New Feature Exhibit  
Apr 22, 2015 A Tale of Three Valleys - A Brown Bag Lecture  
Apr 16, 2015 Blue & Gray Reunion and Freedom Jubilee  
Apr 2, 2015 A Piano Love Affair - A Brown Bag Lecture  
Mar 30, 2015 Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times - A Brown Bag Lecture  
Mar 12, 2015 Medal of Honor Programs MOH Logo
Mar 6, 2015 “Write and Tell Mother…”: East Tennesseans in the Great Way, 1917-1919 - A Lecture by Pat Gang  
Feb 23, 2015 History Award Nominations Sought  
Jan 22, 2015 Clans, Septs, and Surnames in the Highlands of Scotland - A Brown Bag Lecture  
Jan 12, 2015 Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones Exhibition  

2014

Date Press Release Supporting Materials
Dec 2, 2014 Holiday Open House at ETHS!  
Nov 26, 2014 Unveiling and Dedication of Tennessee Civil War Trails Marker “Knoxville: A Divided City"  
Oct 28, 2014 The Last Billion Years: A Geologic History of Tennessee - A Brown Bag Lecture  
Oct 15, 2014 From Rags to Pixels: East Tennessee’s Newspapers from the 19th Century to Digitization - A Brown Bag Lecture  
Oct 10, 2014 Snakebit: Poisonous Serpents and Religious Expression in Tennessee - A Brown Bag Lecture  
Oct 1, 2014 Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past: A Ballad Novella - A Lecture & Book Signing by Award-Winning Author Sharyn McCrumb Book Cover
Sept 16, 2014 From Brooklyn to Blenheim and Beyond-The Influence of Winston Churchill's Mother - A Special Lecture with Randolph Churchill II & Jennie Churchill Repard  
Sept 9, 2014 Weston Fulton Changed the World - A Brown Bag Lecture  
Sept 4, 2014

Free Admission at Museum of East Tennessee History for National Museum Day on September 27, 2014

 
Sept 3, 2014 The Freedom Engine: East Tennessee Remembers 9/11 - Artifacts on display at The Museum of East Tennessee History  
Aug 1, 2014 Elkmont’s Uncle Lem Ownby  - A Brown Bag Lecture  
July 29, 2014 Annual History Fair 2014 - From Cherokee to the Present, Celebrating our Region's History History Fair Flyer
July 29, 2014 "History Hound" Dog Costume Contest at the Seventh Annual History Fair  
July 10, 2014 Knoxville's Freedman's Mission Historic Cemetery - A Brown Bag Lecture  
June 9, 2014 Finding Your German Ancestor - A Brown Bag Lecture by Dr. George K. Schweitzer  
May 27, 2014 It's a Dirt Track Life: Memories of Dirt Track Racing from Dawsonville to Gatlinburg - A Documentary Film Screening  
May 19, 2014 Founding Spirits: George Washington and the Beginnings of the American Whiskey Industry - A Brown Bag Lecture by Dr. Dennis J. Pogue  
April 29, 2014 Forgotten Basket of the Mountain - A Brown Bag Lecture by Bill Alexander  
April 15, 2014 Casual Basket Sunday Programs  
March 27, 2014 Three Cheers and a 'Tiger' for the Holstons! The Rebirth of the Civil War-Era Base Ball in Tennessee - A Brown Bag Lecture by Adam Alfrey  
March 18, 2014 Getting to Know the Walker Sisters - A Brown Bag Lecture by Merikay Waldvogel  
March 14, 2014 Woven of Wood: East Tennessee Baskets, 1880-1940 Basket preview
February 27, 2014 "Terra Incognita": The Great Smoky Mountains in Print - A Brown Bag Lecture by Anne Bridges and Ken Wise  
February 14, 2014 Screening Event with Filmmaker and Historian on New Civil War Documentary  
February 11, 2014 UT Social Studies Workshop  
February 10, 2014 Last Chance - Live! On Air! and In Your Living Room will close on February 23, 2014  
February 4, 2014 2014 Awards of Excellence Nominations Nomination Form
January 30, 2014 "Adventures in Media Advertising: 58 Years and Running" A Brown Bag Lecture by Hal Ernest  
January 7, 2014 "Archeological Excavation Discovers Knoxville History" A Brown Bag Lecture by TVA Project Archeologists  

2013

Date Press Release Supporting Materials
December 30, 2013 "Video Pioneers: A History of Early Television" A Brown Bag Lecture by Julian Burke  
December 3, 2013 "Tellin' It for the Truth" A Brown Bag Lecture, Screening, and Book Signing by Bill Landry  
December 3, 2013 Holiday Open House at the Museum of East Tennessee History  
October 29, 2013 "Scots-Irish" A Brown Bag Lecture by Ron Jones  
October 29, 2013 "Sacrifice and Valor: East Tennesseans in World War II" Brown Bag Lecture by Jerome Melson  
October 24, 2013 "Collecting and Preserving Local Television for Regional Archives" Brown Bag Lecture by Bradley Reeves  
October 22, 2013 "Coup: The Day the Democrats Ousted Their Governor, Put Republican Lamar Alexander in Office Early, and Stopped a Pardon Scandal" A lecture by Keel Hunt  
October 15, 2013 "The Longest Rescue" A Lecture, book signing and flag raising ceremony  
October 7, 2013 "King's Mountain" A Lecture and Book Signing  
September 17, 2013 "Remembering a Hill: Growing Up in the Fifties" Brown Bag Lecture  
September 17, 2013 Free Admission to East Tennessee History Museum!  
September 9, 2013 "Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America" Brown Bag Lecture  
September 5, 2013 "Smoky Mountain Tales: Feuds, Muder & Mayhem" Brown Bag Lecture  
August 30, 2013 "Massacre at Cavett's Station" Brown Bag Lecture  
August 8, 2013 History Fair 2013  
August 6, 2013 Open House for Teachers  
August 2, 2013 Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee, TSLA project comes to Knoxville Postcard
July 30, 2013 Lincoln - Film Showing and Discussion  
July 23, 2013 "Old Tennessee Is as Good a Country as We Want" Brown Bag Lecture  
July 11, 2013 Of Sword and Pen: Pivotal Moments in Civil War East Tennessee—New Feature Exhibition  
June 20, 2013 "Unvexed to the Sea: The Battle of Vicksburg" Brown Bag Lecture  
May 30, 2013 "Escape to Freedom" Brown Bag Lecture  
May 28, 2013 2013 Blue Star Museum  
May 13, 2013 "The Surprises of the Civil War" by Ed Ayers, Ph.D.  
May 6, 2013 "Col. John Williams and the War of 1812" Brown Bag Lecture  
April 26, 2013 "A Conversation with Rick Atkinson"  
April 15, 2013 2013 ETHS Annual Meeting  
April 12, 2013 "War of 1812 Genealogy" Brown Bag Lecture  
March 28, 2013 "The Downfall of William Brownlow's Radical Regime" Brown Bag Lecture  
February 25, 2013 ETHS Seeks Award Nominations  
February 11, 2013 "Revisiting the Creek War of 1813" Symposium  
February 11, 2013 Harriet Beecher Stowe Luncheon & Performance  
February 5, 2013 Basket Documentation Day  
January 29, 2013 "Becoming the Volunteer State" Brown Bag Lecture  
January 21, 2013 Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812 - Feature Exhibition  
January 18, 2013 "A Presidential Conversation with Jon Meacham"  

2012

Date Press Release Supporting Materials
December 3, 2012

"The Great Smoky Mountains National Park- A Postcard History" Lecture & Book Signing

 
November 27, 2012 "Welsh in Tennessee" Brown Bag Lecture  
November 26, 2012 ETHS Holiday Open House  
November 26, 2012 "Common People in Common Times" Brown Bag Lecture  
November 20, 2012 "In Death Not Divided" Brown Bag Lecture  
November 6, 2012 Common People in Common Times & In Death Not Divided - New Feature Exhibitions  
October 30, 2012 "Immigrants to East Tennessee, 1845-1925" Brown Bag Lecture  
October 8, 2012 Artist Ted Burnett Show at Village Fine Arts  
October 8, 2012 "American Heroes with Common Bonds" Brown Bag Lecture  
October 2, 2012 "BBQ, Blue Jeans, and Cas II" an event at Ciderville Music  
September 24, 2012 National Museum Day  
September 14, 2012 "Fort Sanders in History and in Memory" Brown Bag Lecture  
August 27, 2012 "Civil War, Emancipation, and the Reconstruction of Kentucky and Missouri" A Brown Bag Lecture  
August 14, 2012 "Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation" Brown Bag Lecture   
August 7, 2012 Fifth Annual East Tennessee History Fair  
July 30, 2012 “McGhee Tyson Airport after 75 Years” Brown Bag Lecture  
July 16, 2012

"Tennessee Samplers" Brown Bag Lecture

 
July 12, 2012 Tennessee Samplers: 19th Century Schoolgirl Embroidery Exhibition  
July 2, 2012 “Tennessee Tragedies” Brown Bag Lecture  
May 29, 2012 "Southern Freemasons and the Civil War" Brown Bag Lecture  
April 20, 2012 "Sweet Corn and Popcorn: A Popcorn Sutton Event"  
April 10, 2012 ETHS Traveling Exhibit Vanishing Appalachia at Five Points  
April 3, 2012 "East TN Through the Eyes of its Artists" Brown Bag Lecture  
March 28, 2012 East TN Art & Artists - New Feature Exhibition  
February 23, 2012 2012 Awards of Excellence Nominations Sought  
January 24, 2012 "History Under the Covers" - A Quilt Turning  
January 24, 2012 ETHS Traveling Exhibit American Enka and the Modern Labor Movement on Display in Morristown  
January 5, 2012 "Lincoln's Long Shadow" Brown Bag Lecture  
January 3, 2012 The Conspirator Film Showing and Discussion