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.
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.
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.
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).
Honoring East Tennessee’s Veterans
The East Tennessee Veterans Memorial: A Pictorial History of the Names on the Wall, Their Lives, Their Service, and Their Sacrifice by John Romeiser with Jack H. McCall. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2020. Hardcover, $45.00)
June Artifact of the Month
Lewis C. Buckner (c.1856-1924). Sevier County cabinetmaker, carpenter, and housebuilder.
Jenny and Randy Boyd Named East Tennesseans of the Year
The East Tennessee Historical Society named community leaders Jenny and Randy Boyd as East Tennesseans of the Year at a celebration dinner at Cherokee Country Club on November 3.