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

  • Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
    April 22, 2022 - 8:00pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society & Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law with presenting sponsors KaTom Restaurant Supply, Ihop, & The Honorable Bill and Chrissy Haslam invite you to attend A Historic Evening with Jon Meacham

    Destiny and Power: The American...
  • Have a Blast with the Past! Hopefully back in 2022!
    August 20, 2022 - 10:00am

    The East Tennessee Historical Society annually presents a one-of-a-kind celebration of our region's history! Participants representing the people, places, and events that shaped our past spill out of the East Tennessee History Center and fill downtown Knoxville, making history truly come alive!

    Walk the...

Previous Events

  • Where History Comes to Life!
    March 25, 2021 - 7:00pm
    Join the East Tennessee Historical Society virtually to Honor Recently Retired Executive Director, Cherel Boling Henderson and celebrate the Museum of East Tennessee History...

    Explore stories behind select artifacts on display in the Museum!

    Enjoy a sneak peak of the Museum's new interactive children’s gallery History Headquarters that...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    November 11, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society invites all veterans, active duty military, and their families to visit the Museum of East Tennessee History as our guests on Wednesday, November 11, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., prior to and following the downtown Knoxville Veterans Day Parade. “Tennesseans have a proud tradition of stepping to the fore in...

  • November 10, 2020 - 6:30pm

    The 2020 East Tennessean of the Year  - Honoree to be Announced Soon

                   November 10, 2020

                Half Past Six in the Event

               Cherokee Country Club

    ...
  • Presented by the Knox County Public Library
    August 18, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    August 18 marks the 100th anniversary of Tennessee's ratification of the 19th amendment. Test your knowledge on this landmark occasion with our online trivia challenge: Know It Knox, co-hosted by East Tennessee Historical Society.

    The inaugural live, interactive event is free and will take place on Tuesday,...

  • @ East Tennessee History Center
    August 1, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Instructor: Ann Blomquist, MEd. Students will explore various maps in books, in print, and online; how to understand public-land deeds and metes-and-bounds deeds; where to find migration maps; and map collections in the McClung Collection. Participants should bring information on their families. Call 865-215-8809 starting July 20 to register....