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
    June 9, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    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
    June 9, 2018 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

    Join us from 11 am -2 pm on Saturday, June 9 for a free Family Fun Day! Come explore “The Great War” as well as its effect on Tennesseans and the world they knew. Activities will include living history, exhibits, crafts, trivia, and other family-focused activities that will allow visitors to explore life in the 1910s both at war and on the home...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    Repeats every day every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Fri Jun 29 2018 .
    June 25, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Children ages 9-13 are invited to join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a week-long adventure into the past! Junior Historian Camp will provide campers a sneak-peek into Knoxville museums and the city’s history. Each day features a field trip, tour, or hands-on activity to bring that history to life in the very spots where it took...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Children ages 9-13 are invited to join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a week-long adventure into the past! Junior Historian Camp will provide campers a sneak-peek into Knoxville museums and the city’s history. Each day features a field trip, tour, or hands-on activity to bring that history to life in the very spots where it took...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Children ages 9-13 are invited to join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a week-long adventure into the past! Junior Historian Camp will provide campers a sneak-peek into Knoxville museums and the city’s history. Each day features a field trip, tour, or hands-on activity to bring that history to life in the very spots where it took...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 28, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Children ages 9-13 are invited to join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a week-long adventure into the past! Junior Historian Camp will provide campers a sneak-peek into Knoxville museums and the city’s history. Each day features a field trip, tour, or hands-on activity to bring that history to life in the very spots where it took...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 29, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Children ages 9-13 are invited to join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a week-long adventure into the past! Junior Historian Camp will provide campers a sneak-peek into Knoxville museums and the city’s history. Each day features a field trip, tour, or hands-on activity to bring that history to life in the very spots where it took...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    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 pre-...

Previous Events

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    May 19, 2018 - 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 explore the seven major genealogical sites: Ancestry, Family Search, FindmyPast, MyHeritage, Fold3, Google, Cyndis List. Call 865-215-8809 starting May 7 to register.

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    May 16, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    In a Brown Bag Lecture on Wednesday, May 16, Louisa Trott will explain what life was like in Tennessee during WWI. From poems and letters from our troops on the front line to advice for coping with farm and home life, to special features, ads and government PSAs, Ms. Trott will explore life on the Tennessee home front as recorded in newspapers...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    May 12, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Instructor: Ann Blomquist, MEd. How to begin your family search using charts and forms, free internet sites, genealogy software, and other sources. Call 865-215-8809 starting April 30 to register.

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    April 28, 2018 - 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. Call 865-215-8809 starting April 16 to register.

  • The Keynote Address of the Southern Forum for Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History
    April 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

    The public is invited to attend the keynote address of the Southern Forum for Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History on Friday April 27, from 5-6:15 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center. This special lecture portion of the conference will be open to the general public.

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