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

  • ETHS Museum Education
    June 28, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Join us for a Zoom conversation on the 1796 Tennessee Constitution and the amendments made in 1834 and 1870. We will tour Governor Blount's office, where the constitution was written, with Blount Mansion Director David Hearnes. Dr. William Hardy, Lincoln Scholar and Assistant Professor of History at Lincoln Memorial University, will then share...

  • Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with Dr. Chris Magra
    June 29, 2022 - 12:00pm

    In Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the...

  • Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with Dr. William E. Hardy
    July 13, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    In Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the...

  • July 21, 2022 - 9:00am

    THFK Summer Road Show Knoxville will be THURSDAY, July 21, at the East Tennessee Historical Society, at 601 South Gay Street, in Knoxville. We will meet at 9 a.m. (Eastern), and the theme of the event will be Tennessee in the 1790s. Presenters will include Bill Carey and Lisa Oakley, education coordinator of the East Tennessee Historical...

  • An Evening Lecture with Bo Roberts
    July 28, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    In Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the...

  • Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with William Isom II
    August 8, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    In Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the...

  • Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with Joe Emert, Marilyn Childress, and Sheila Evans
    September 7, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    In Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the...

  • Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with Tyler L. Boyd
    September 21, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    In Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the...

Previous Events

  • Part of the Community Day Series Sponsored by TVA!
    June 25, 2022 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

    Canada Day will be a time to celebrate the contributions of Canada to the 1982 World's Fair. Admission to the museum and for all associated activities are FREE to the public!

    FAMILY FRIENDLY games, trivia, and prizes will be hosted from 11am - 3pm with special appearances by the Knoxville Ice Bears and the American...

  • Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with John M. Jones, Jr.
    May 23, 2022 - 12:00pm

    In Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the...

  • Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with Jack Brubaker
    May 11, 2022 - 12:00pm

    In Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the...

  • University of Tennessee, Department of History
    May 4, 2022 - 5:00pm

    The Knoxville World’s Fair is 40 years old this year—but does that make it historic? 

    In this program, hear how five different historians would answer that question. Jack Neely, director of the Knoxville History Project, will be joined by three professors from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Michael Camp, author of a recent...

  • May 3, 2022 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) Board of Directors invites you to the ETHS Annual Meeting of the Membership on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the East Tennessee History Center (601 S. Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville). Join us for a time for members to come together, greet old friends, make new ones, and to celebrate...