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.

Previous Events

  • Repeats every month on the second Friday until Fri Nov 10 2023 except Fri Nov 10 2023. Also includes Fri Nov 03 2023.
    November 3, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Would you like to better familiarize yourself with the historical resources that the East Tennessee History Center has to offer? This walking tour introduces participants to the Museum of East Tennessee History, Knox County Archives, the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection, and the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image & Sound and how each...

  • A Celebration of Spooky East Tennessee History
    October 28, 2023 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society invites you and your family to Monsters at the Museum. This fun event will feature a variety of Halloween-themed children’s crafts, story times, and walking tours. Fill your treat bags while trick-or-treating in the Voices of the Land gallery and learn about Halloween histories and eerie Victorian...

  • Brown Bag Lecture
    October 25, 2023 - 12:00pm

    Bill Landry will be discussing his recent book, A Last Hurrah, along with his Tennessee book which was published just in time for the pandemic, When the West Was Tennessee. A Last Hurrah is a collection of writings, poems, short stories and behind the scenes experiences and tales from the WBIR-TV Heartland Series...

  • October 24, 2023 - 12:00pm

    While team members at the East Tennessee History Center are processing and preserving historical collections, they often uncover unique, fascinating stories from the region’s past. In this PechaKucha-esque program, you will hear from several of ETHC’s team members as they share their recent research into some obscure but...

  • October 19, 2023 - 1:00pm

    Historic newspapers are secondary sources that can provide genealogical, biographical, and historical information. Participants in this session will discover techniques for searching digitized newspapers online, including repositories on Chronicling America and The session will focus on Tennessee newspapers.