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
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. 15
  • Closed Feb. 19
865-215-8801
Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am-4:30pm
  • Closed Jan. 15
  • Closed Feb. 19
865-215-8800

Lectures

Love history and want to learn more?  Explore a variety of historical topics as authors, scholars, and local historians present the latest research and books, as well as new looks at old subjects.  Lectures are open to the public and are free of charge unless otherwise stated.

Previous Lectures

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    October 5, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    Join Friends, the Knox County Public Library, Union Ave Books, and the East Tennessee Historical Society for an evening with best-selling author Denise Kiernan on Thursday, October 5, at the East Tennessee History Center. A reception will be held at 6 p.m.; at 7 p.m., Kiernan will speak about and sign copies of...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Quilts often pose mysteries, such as where did the quilt come from, who are all these people whose names are on the quilt? In a Brown Bag Lecture on Wednesday, September 13, Cindy Stuart will use “mystery quilts” as examples to explain the research techniques she uses to find answers, many of which, she notes, are free or inexpensive and...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    August 20, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

    University of Tennessee–Knoxville history professor and author Dan Feller will give a lecture on Andrew Jackson’s influence on Native American removal in the United States to conclude the 10th Annual East Tennessee History Fair presented by the East Tennessee Historical Society. The lecture, which will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, August...

  • @ the East Tennessee History Center
    August 16, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    From the institution of slavery to the black church, to businessmen, politicians, Knoxville College, schools, segregation laws, and much more, Knoxville historian Bob Booker will discuss 130 years (1844-1974) of black history in Knoxville. His encyclopedic knowledge was earned through decades of historical research and from the perusal of...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    August 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    National History Day (NHD) competition is an annual contest for middle and high school students. Each year middle and high school students advance from school, district, and state levels to compete in the national finals at College Park, Maryland. East Tennessee students have proven amazingly competitive. This program will feature video...

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

    Arthur Bohanan will discuss his new book, Prints of a Man, detailing his career of 55 years in the criminal justice field. A curious mind and a high school interest in fingerprints took him from Sevier County to the top of his profession as a forensics specialist, inventor, and crime solver. He is perhaps best known for his invention...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 14, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Knoxville’s civil rights movement is an important, yet often understudied, part of the city’s history. Michael, Blum, adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina Upstate, seeks to remedy this. His talk will provide historical background, explain how the civil rights movement in Knoxville unfolded, and analyze its place in American...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    May 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    A tavern in Rogersville, a courthouse in Jefferson County, a shop in Rogersville—these are among the sites that mark the presence of David Crockett in East Tennessee. Was Crockett really born on a mountain top in Tennessee? Who was Margaret Elder, and is it true that she jilted him before the wedding? Joe Swann, the pre-eminent historian of...

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