Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Jan. 1, 2017
  • Closed Jan. 2, 2017
865-215-8824, eths@eastTNhistory.org
First Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 9am - 4pm
  • Sat: 10am - 4pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed Jan. 1, 2017
  • Closed Jan. 2, 2017
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 Jan. 1, 2017
  • Closed Jan. 2, 2017
865-215-8801
Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am-4:30pm
  • Closed Jan. 2, 2017
  • Closed Jan. 1, 2017
865-215-8800

Events & Programs


East Tennessee Historical Society Programs

As the public programming arm of the East Tennessee History Center, the East Tennessee Historical Society presents a variety of programs on historical topics featuring diverse subjects, speakers, and formats.  These include a Brown Bag and quarterly lecture series, conferences, tours, “A Tennessee Conversation” series with special speakers, a history fair, and teacher and student programs.

Upcoming Events

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    April 29, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD

    Students use individual computers to locate graves (well over 300 million entries now available) through FindaGrave, Interment, and BillionGraves, as well as special state, local, and military sites.

    Pre-registration is required and begins April...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    April 30, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

    In a special lecture on Sunday, April 30, Julie Warren Conn will discuss her career as a sculptor working with Tennessee Marble and share her memories of an older generation of stone carvers in Knoxville, whom she describes as Italian, "true stone carvers, working as Michelangelo did centuries before...with simple hammers and chisel," and came...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    May 6, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Ann Blomquist, MEd

    How to begin your family search using charts and forms, free internet sites, genealogy software, and other sources. Participants should bring the names, birth dates and birth places of parents and grandparents.

    Pre-registration is required and opens April 24. Call 865-215-8809 to register.

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    May 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA and/or George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD.

    Students use individual computers to access over 10 billion records including census and voter lists, birth, marriage & death, military, immigration & emigration, newspapers and periodicals, pictures, stories & histories, directories, court, land, wills...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Steve Cotham, MA, MLS, Manager, McClung Historical Collection

    The book, microfilm, manuscript, and internet facilities of the McClung Historical Collection, and how to use them to advance your genealogical research. Tour of the Collection included. Lecture will begin in the first floor auditorium. No pre-registration required...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    July 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Doris Martinson, MLS, CA, Head, Knox County Archives

    How to use county records (births, civil court, criminal court, deaths, deeds, divorces, probate, tax, wills) for investigating ancestors. Examples from the extensive resources of the Knox County Archives will be shown. Lecture will begin in the first floor auditorium. No...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    July 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Ann Blomquist, MEd

    Advanced techniques in genealogical research beyond online sources with special attention to primary sources. Participants should have completed some family research including census and internet work, and should bring the research they have already done.

    Pre-registration is required and opens on...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    August 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD

    Finding your Civil War ancestor, service records, pension records, battle records, regimental histories, burials, obituaries. Participants should bring names and states of known or suspected Civil War ancestors.

    Pre-registration is required and...

Previous Events

  • The National Impact of President Abraham Lincoln
    April 25, 2017 - 7:30pm

    The

    East Tennessee Historical Society

    &

    Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law

    with presenting sponsor
    Pilot Flying J
     

    invite you to attend...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    April 20, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Few industries have had as historic and enduring effect on architecture across our nation as the marble industry of East Tennessee. Tennessee Marble, though not as steeped in antiquity as many European stones, has been quarried continuously in East Tennessee for lime and dimension stone since colonial times. Because it has national and...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    April 15, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Do you have an item made of marble quarried in East Tennessee that has been passed down in your family or purchased at a yard sale or auction or photographs or documents pertaining to the marble industry? If so, the East Tennessee Historical Society would like to know about it.

    The East Tennessee Historical Society has been documenting...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    April 12, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Dr. Andy Holt is remembered for his inspirational outlook and for the growth of the university under his tenure, a record that included a tripling of student enrollment, a doubling of faculty and staff, and the addition of eight new buildings. Dr. Joe Johnson, a close friend and colleague and president emeritus of the University of Tennessee,...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    April 8, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD

    Students use individual computers to access millions of records from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Canada, and the US. Included are parish records (birth, marriage, death), censuses, directories, emi/immigration lists, military...