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

Past Exhibits

  • East Tennessee Remembers 9/11
    September 8, 2017 - 9:00am to September 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

    Following the events of September 11, 2001, East Tennesseans contributed more than $940,000 to purchase and equip a 95-foot tower ladder truck for Harlem-based Ladder Company 14, helping the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) replenish the largest vehicles in the city's firefighting fleet. The so-called “Freedom Engine,” built by Seagrave...

  • Have a Blast with the Past! Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
    August 19, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Join the East Tennessee Historical Society on Saturday, August 19, for an one-of-a-kind celebration of our region's history! Participants representing the people, places, and events that shaped our past spill out of the East Tennessee History Center and fill downtown Knoxville, making history truly come alive...

  • East Tennessee's Marble Industry
    November 19, 2016 - 10:00am to May 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

    East Tennessee marble is prized the world over. Come explore the industry that launched the rock's fame and crowned Knoxville as the Marble City!

    The marble industry was once an important sector of East Tennessee’s economy. By the mid-1850s, East Tennessee marble from Knox County had been chosen for the interiors of the Tennessee...

  • The National Impact of President Abraham Lincoln
    April 25, 2017 - 7:30pm

    The

    East Tennessee Historical Society

    &

    Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law

    with presenting sponsor
    Pilot Flying J
     

    invite you to attend...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    November 19, 2016 - 10:00am to January 16, 2017 - 4:00pm

    A special exhibit at the Museum of East Tennessee History through January 16 will remember the legendary life and legacy of Waymon Earl Terrell (1950-2015). Earl was well known to the Powell community, where he was regularly seen riding his bicycle and pulling a cart along the busy thoroughfares of Clinton Highway and Emory Road, his dogs often...

  • From Erzgebirge, Germany, to Wartburg, Tennessee
    November 21, 2016 - 9:00am to January 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
    A Family's Christmas Tradition

    Charles Gottlieb Ficke/Fickey and wife Ernestine Augusta Auerswald, through whom the crèche (above) and Christmas carousel (right) descended, immigrated to the United States from the Saxony region of Germany in 1883. Accompanying them were their sons Ernest, 15, and Theodore, 10.

    An...

  • Knoxville's Contributions to American Popular Music
    April 16, 2016 - 10:00am to October 30, 2016 - 5:00pm

    In 1929 and again in 1930, Brunswick Records' Vocalion label set up a temporary recording studio at the St. James Hotel in downtown Knoxville and invited locals to come make records. These old-time, jazz, blues, and gospel recordings added Knoxville's voice to American popular music and inspired the next generation of country music stars. In an...

  • August 1, 2016 - 9:00am to August 7, 2016 - 5:00pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society is pleased to partner with East Tennessee PBS and the Beck Cultural Exchange Center to commemorate the 8th of August as the date traditionally observed as the day on which Andrew Johnson freed his slaves. Although President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation took effect January 1, 1863, it did not apply to...