Events & Programs


East Tennessee Historical Society Programs

As the public programming arm of the East Tennessee History Center, the East Tennessee Historical Society presents a variety of programs on historical topics featuring diverse subjects, speakers, and formats.  These include a Brown Bag and quarterly lecture series, conferences, tours, “A Tennessee Conversation” series with special speakers, a history fair, and teacher and student programs.

Upcoming Events

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    April 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    The American Revolution created the United States of America.  Tennessee’s rich history is linked to the very founding of our nation.  Access to frontier lands and control over Appalachian territories were key factors that caused the Revolution.  The Battle of Kings Mountain involved prominent frontier settlers such as John Sevier.  The peace...

  • A Three-Week Pilot Program That Provides the Tools to Pursue a Personally Meaningful History Project
    Repeats every week every Monday 3 times .
    April 23, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

    Calling all history lovers! The East Tennessee Historical Society, in collaboration with the American Association for State and Local History and Humanities Tennessee, invites you to participate in a new pilot program called Master Local Historians. If you enjoy learning, thinking, discussing, reading, and writing about...

  • The Keynote Address of the Southern Forum for Agricultural, Rural, and Enviornmental History
    April 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

    The public is invited to attend the keynote address of the Southern Forum for Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History on Friday April 27, from 5-6:15 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center. This special lecture portion of the conference will be open to the general public.

    Old stereotypes of Appalachia portray the mountains as a...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    April 28, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD. Students use individual computers to locate graves (well over 300 million entries now available) through FindaGrave, Interment, and BillionGraves, as well as special state, local, and military sites. Call 865-215-8809 starting April 16 to register.

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    May 12, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Instructor: Ann Blomquist, MEd. How to begin your family search using charts and forms, free internet sites, genealogy software, and other sources. Call 865-215-8809 starting April 30 to register.

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    May 19, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD. Students use individual computers to explore the seven major genealogical sites: Ancestry, Family Search, FindmyPast, MyHeritage, Fold3, Google, Cyndis List. Call 865-215-8809 starting May 7 to register.

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 9, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Instructor: Steve Cotham, MA, MLS, Manager, McClung Historical Collection. The book, microfilm, manuscript, and internet facilities of the McClung Historical Collection, and how to use them to advance your genealogical research. Tour of the Collection included. Lecture will begin in the first floor auditorium. No pre-registration required.

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    June 9, 2018 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

    Join us from 11 am -2 pm on Saturday, June 9 for a free Family Fun Day! Come explore “The Great War” as well as its effect on Tennesseans and the world they knew. Activities will include living history, exhibits, crafts, trivia, and other family-focused activities that will allow visitors to explore life in the 1910s both at war and on the home...

Previous Events

  • Mystic Chords of Memory: The Civil War
    April 17, 2018 - 7:15pm

    The

    East Tennessee Historical Society

    &

    Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law

    with presenting sponsors
     

    Pilot Flying J & KTom Restaurant Supply...

  • A Three-Week Pilot Program That Provides the Tools to Pursue a Personally Meaningful History Project
    April 16, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

    Calling all history lovers! The East Tennessee Historical Society, in collaboration with the American Association for State and Local History and Humanities Tennessee, invites you to participate in a new pilot program called Master Local Historians. If you enjoy learning, thinking, discussing, reading, and writing about...

  • A Three-Week Pilot Program That Provides the Tools to Pursue a Personally Meaningful History Project
    April 9, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

    Calling all history lovers! The East Tennessee Historical Society, in collaboration with the American Association for State and Local History and Humanities Tennessee, invites you to participate in a new pilot program called Master Local Historians. If you enjoy learning, thinking, discussing, reading, and writing about...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    April 7, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Eric Head, BA, Knox Co. Archives and/or Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD. Students use individual computers to access 7 billion historical records, over 2 billion names in family trees, and 100 million gravestones over much of the western world. Included are vital records, censuses, directories, immigration lists, military service...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    March 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Dr. George K. Schweitzer, PhD, ScD. Cells/chromosomes/DNA, types of DNA studies (Y, mito, auto), DNA strings, string inheritance, 5-generation possibility, autosomal descent, matching probabilities, time arenas, ethnic origins, limitations. Lecture will be in the first floor auditorium. No pre-registration required.