Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Dec. 24-25, 2017
  • Closed Jan. 1, 2018
865-215-8824, eths@eastTNhistory.org
First Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 9am - 4pm
  • Sat: 10am - 4pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed Dec. 24-25, 2017
  • Holiday Hours Dec. 26 10am - 4 pm
  • Closed Jan. 1, 2018
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 Dec. 24-26, 2017
  • Closed Jan. 1, 2018
865-215-8801
Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am-4:30pm
  • Closed Dec. 24-26, 2017
  • Closed Jan. 1, 2018
865-215-8800

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Front Porch to the Region's History

Geography defines East Tennessee as a land of mountains and valleys and with a history and heritage apart from the rest of the state.  The East Tennessee Historical Society recognizes this distinctiveness with programs and exhibitions uniquely tailored to the region.  The ETHS educational mission is to engage the public with the message that history is important.

This Day In East Tennessee History

  • December 15, 1864

    On this date in 1864, Confederate Secretary of War James A. Seddon rejected the agreement to free East Tennessee civilian prisoners of war, on both sides, because it did not guarantee that all secessionists, including those now in the hands of civil authorities, would be released and was therefore "inequitable."