Keep up with the latest from the East Tennessee Historical Society

From the artifact of the month and book reviews to the latest news and announcements from the East Tennessee Historical Society.

Book Notes

The Next Best Book for Your Book Club and Common Read

Emily Strasser, Half-Life of a Secret: Reckoning with a Hidden History (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2023). Hardcover $26.95; paperback coming in September for $24.95

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ETHS at TAM

In March, ETHS staff participated in the Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) annual conference in Murfreesboro, TN. The conference held opportunities to network with museum professionals from around the state and attend sessions with meaningful discussions on museum trends and best practices.

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ETHS to offer free admission for those currently serving in the United States Military

ETHS is proud to be a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active-duty military personnel starting on May 18, 2024.

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Unique Experiences to be Auctioned at Biscuits & Bubbly

Put on your jazziest attire and help us honor Patricia Robledo with the Spirit of East Tennessee Award at the second annual Biscuits & Bubbly on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at The Standard.

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ETHS publishes Tennessee Turned: Earthenware and Stoneware made in East Tennessee, 1800-1900

A catalog based on the Museum of East Tennessee History's 1996 exhibition Made in East Tennessee: Pottery

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23rd Annual East Tennessee History Day showcases student performances, exhibits, documentaries, papers, and websites for a chance at state and national competition.

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A Memorial to Dr. Bob Booker

All of us at the East Tennessee Historical Society were very saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Booker on the 22nd of February.

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Unveiling of MIA, a new accessibility feature for the visually impaired at the Museum of East Tennessee History

The East Tennessee History Center is launching a new accessibility program that aids individuals with visual impairments in touring the Museum of East Tennessee History and navigating the various floors of the History Center.

From the Collection

New to the Collection in 2023

Throughout the year, ETHS acquires objects and artifacts that help continue to tell stories of the people of East Tennessee. These objects come by way of gifts, purchases, or transfers. In 2023, ETHS saw 142 "new" objects added to the permanent collection, bringing the total to 16,420 Thank you to generous individuals who gifted items or donated to the Artifact Acquisition Fund.

Book Notes

What Did Southerners Have to Say about the Vietnam War?

Book Note: Joseph A. Fry, ed., Letters from the Southern Home Front: The American South Responds to the Vietnam War (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2023).