Free Admission for Veterans and Their Families

@ East Tennessee History Center
Where: 
Museum of East Tennessee History
When: 
Wednesday, 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 defense of our nation and earning the state the nickname, the ‘Volunteer State,’” says ETHS Director Cherel Henderson. “We are pleased to honor the contributions of our military, past and present, by inviting them to visit the museum as our special guests on this day.”

The signature exhibition Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee explores three centuries of life in our region. Visitors will find stories and artifacts from the French and Indian War to the War of 1812, and the Civil War to World War I and World War II. Also, guests will find “Betsy,” the first rifle of David Crockett, key participant at the Alamo. Additional exhibitions the East Tennessee Streetscape and Corner Drug Store. The Museum of East Tennessee History is located at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville.