East Tennessee Historical Society

Job Description—Museum Store and Visitor Services Associate

This position is responsible for day-to-day public interface with visitors to the East
Tennessee History Center. The associate will orient visitors to the Center, handle
museum shop sales, perform general receptionist duties, run the front desk, and promote
membership, services, and programs of ETHS to the visiting public. Supervisor: Curator
of Education with assistance from Museum Store and Visitor Services Manager.

Specific Duties:
*Handle museum store sales and be...

The East Tennessee Historical Society recently received three Awards of Excellence by the Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) for exhibits, education programs, and digital media. The awards were presented at the Tennessee Association of Museums Conference held March 20, in Clarksville, Tennessee. Two of the projects were also nominated for the President’s Award, the highest project-based recognition presented by the Tennessee Association of Museums.

An Award of Excellence was presented to In the Footsteps of Sergeant York for best temporary exhibit. The exhibit, previously on view at the Museum of East Tennessee History...

The Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law (LMU Law) and the East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) have joined forces to bring world-renowned historian and biographer Ron Chernow to Knoxville on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, as a part of The Sherri and Baxter Lee Distinguished Speaker Series.

Chernow, a Pulitzer Prize winning and New York Times-bestselling historian, has authored some of the most renowned and acclaimed biographies ever published. While nearly all of his seven books have earned praise, honors and awards, his 2004 portrait of founding father Alexander Hamilton inspired a worldwide phenomenon in...

Not only does this great article boost The Museum of East Tennessee History, it points lots of exciting things to do in Knoxville in one day for only $50.00.  So glad we made the cut!


The East Tennessee Historical Society is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.  See the attached press release or our website for complete details.

Inside of Knoxville blog commemorates big event (by: KnoxvilleUrbanGuy): 

As I walked through Krutch Park last Saturday on my way to a delightful discussion of downtown with a small group of parishioners at the First Presbyterian Church, I passed a friend among the gathering groups of civil war reenactors and other interested parties. With a smile he asked, “Are we ever going to get over this war?”

It’s not a bad question. It ended a hundred-fifty years ago and yet, we continue to discuss it, debate it and commemorate it in various ways. We’ve had numerous wars since, but it does stand out in several regards. Roughly 750,000...

The East Tennessee Historical Society is a widely recognized, regionally based organization with a mission to preserve, promote, and interpret the history of a 35-county region. This mission is accomplished through a lecture series, teacher and student education, family heritage and genealogy programs, an annual history fair, tours, outreach, and a museum featuring an 8,000 sq. ft. signature exhibition and a changing exhibits gallery.

Of the $700,000 annual operating budget, approximately 80% is raised through membership, development, and sponsorships.  Development assets include a strong annual giving program, a membership/donor...

The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Awards of Excellence program annually recognizes individuals and organizations for significant contributions to the preservation, promotion, and interpretation of the region’s history.  Eligible projects include exhibits, lectures, conferences, publications, print and broadcast media, teaching, and lifetime achievement.  Organizations and individuals across the region are invited to make nominations.

Established in 1982, ETHS Awards of Excellence nominations begin in January of each year.  The awards are presented at the ETHS Annual Meeting held in June (usually held in...