East Tennessee Historical Society: Making History Personal

Established in 1834

Connecting The Region And Its History

The mission of the East Tennessee Historical Society is to preserve, interpret, and promote the history of Tennessee, focusing on East Tennessee, to educate and connect the region, its people, history, culture, and heritage.


Research Available For Everyone

Novice or experienced, local or from elsewhere, you will find a wealth of resources at the East Tennessee History Center to trace your family history.

For Educators

Helping Teach The Past

The East Tennessee Historical Society serves a variety of creative programs for both students and teachers. All programs meet or exceed state and local curriculum requirements, as well as the new Common Core objectives.