Special Events

Fundraising events and other special programs are occasionally planned throughout the year. 

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Upcoming Special Events

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    October 31, 2020 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

    On Saturday, October 31, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., join the East Tennessee Historical Society for a spooky event highlighting the “monsters” and superstitions that have called East Tennessee home over the years. From the wampus cat to eerie Victorian mourning traditions, we’ll delve into the region’s history of sightings and folklore! The event will...

  • November 10, 2020 - 6:30pm

    The 2020 East Tennessean of the Year  - Honoree to be Announced Soon

                   November 10, 2020

                Half Past Six in the Event

               Cherokee Country Club

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  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    November 11, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society invites all veterans, active duty military, and their families to visit the Museum of East Tennessee History as our guests on Wednesday, November 11, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., prior to and following the downtown Knoxville Veterans Day Parade. “Tennesseans have a proud tradition of stepping to the fore in...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    December 12, 2020 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

    Cookies and apple cider will warm the day at the East Tennessee Historical Society’s Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 12, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Activities include local authors, storytelling, shop discounts, sale of handmade items, free ornament and craft making for the kids, and holiday refreshments. Holiday and traditional musical...

  • Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
    April 22, 2021 - 8:00pm

    Given the circumstances surrounding the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of our members, patrons and community, An Evening with Jon Meacham at the Bijou Theatre has been rescheduled to April 22, 2021. The Bijou Theatre advises they will hold tickets already purchased for this new date, but if the date does not work...

Previous Special Events

  • Presented by the Knox County Public Library
    August 18, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    August 18 marks the 100th anniversary of Tennessee's ratification of the 19th amendment. Test your knowledge on this landmark occasion with our online trivia challenge: Know It Knox, co-hosted by East Tennessee Historical Society.

    The inaugural live, interactive event is free and will take place on Tuesday,...

  • Zoom Through History with ETHS
    June 18, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Our next “virtual visit” takes us to Historic Rugby, an 1880s Victorian village located on the Cumberland Plateau, where we’ll tour the 1882 Hughes Public Library. Join Jordan Hughett, development associate at Historic Rugby as we tour the most complete Victorian library in the United States!

    Rugby was founded in 1880 by best-selling...

  • "Zoom" through history with ETHS!
    June 4, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    ETHS is Zooming over to what some have called the “finest home in Tennessee”—Historic Ramsey House! Join Executive Director Kelley Weatherly-Sinclair as she tours the 1797 home and shares insights into the Ramsey family!
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  • "Zoom" Through History With ETHS
    May 21, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    "Zoom" through history with ETHS, joining Rene Rodgers as she explores the story of the early commercial country music recordings at the 1927 Bristol Sessions-and get a sneak peek at a few related items from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum's vault! The program will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, via Zoom, or streamed live...
  • @ Cherokee Country Club
    November 14, 2019 - 6:30pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society Board of Directors is pleased to honor Phillip Edward Fulmer, Senior, Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics at the University of Tennessee, as the 2019 East Tennessean of the Year.

    2019 East Tennessean of the Year Celebration Dinner Phillip Edward Fulmer, Senior...
  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

    On the evening of Thursday, October 24th, we celebrate the publication of a new book that gathers the tales and legends of Cas Walker, one of 20th century Knoxville’s most famous citizens. Cas Walker was a grocer, politician, media celebrity, music promoter and coon hunter whose colorful life has become the stuff of the city’s favorite urban...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 27, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    The Board of Directors invites the Membership of the East Tennessee Historical Society to a special preview and reception for the new feature exhibition

                              Mountain Dew. Your parents likely warned you about the neon-green soda. Doctors and dentists despise it. Yet, across the...
  • Presented by the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound
    March 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    The Knox County Public Library is thrilled to announce their Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound is a recipient of a 2018 National Film Preservation Foundation federal grant, for the preservation of reels from the Harry Caldwell Film Collection. Mr. Caldwell was a Methodist missionary from Athens, Tennessee, who lived and worked in the...

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