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

Holiday Open House

@ East Tennessee History Center
Where: 
East Tennessee History Center
When: 
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 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 9. Activities include craft demonstrations and the sale of handmade items, free ornament and craft making for the kids, and holiday refreshments. Local crafter Karen Micheletta will have a selection of her handmade items made from antique quilts to purchase. In conjunction with the Stories in Stitches: Quilts from the East Tennessee Historical Society’s Permanent Collection exhibit, members of the Smoky Mountain Quilt Guild will present a quilt turning from 1:00-3:00, where visitors can get an up-close look at historic quilts and learn about quilt history. Merikay Waldvogel, nationally and internationally recognized quilt expert, member of the Quilters Hall of Fame, and exhibition co-currator, will be offering gallery tours and answering questions in the exhibit.

Visitors are invited to browse the ETHS Museum Store for a 10% discount on a great selection of traditional gifts, history books, and children's items. The 10% public discount is good for this day only. ETHS members receive a 10% discount throughout the year and 15% off throughout the month of December. Looking for the gift that gives all year? Pick up a gift membership and your loved ones will receive publications and special benefits throughout the year. 

Museum admission is free for the day. On display is a beautifully hand-carved crèche made in Germany and brought to East Tennessee by the immigrant Fickey family in 1883. Family legend indicates that it had origins in the Fickeys’ home district of Erzgebirge some 150 years before being brought to this country. Other exhibits currently on view include the feature exhibition Stories in Stitches: Quilts from the East Tennessee Historical Society’s Permanent Collection, an East Tennessee Streetscape and Corner Drug Store, and Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee, a look at 300 years of history, from the Cherokee to the 1982 World’s Fair.

Holiday Open House events are free and open to the public from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Museum of East Tennessee is located at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. For more information, visit www.eastTNhistory.org or call 865-215-8824.