Special Events

Fundraising events and other special programs are occasionally planned throughout the year. 

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Previous Special Events

  • A Celebration of Spooky East Tennessee History
    October 29, 2022 - 6:00am to 10:00am

    Calling all monsters! The East Tennessee Historical Society invites you and your family to Monsters at the Museum, an event highlighting the “monsters” and superstitions that call East Tennessee home. From Cherokee oral traditions to eerie Victorian mourning customs, we’ll delve into the region’s spooky and mysterious histories...

  • Highlights from the Museum of East Tennessee History’s Quilt Collection with speaker Merikay Waldvogel
    October 18, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

    Come see spectacular quilts and coverlets from the East Tennessee Historical Society’s collection. Merikay Waldvogel will share why these particular quilts are so special. If you're new to collecting quilts and other textiles, you'll learn what to look for in regional quilts and how to care for them. Everyone is welcome. Knoxville's quilt...

  • October 3, 2022 - 6:00am to 8:30am

    The Historic House Museums of Knoxville (HHMK) and the East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) invite you to Founder’s Day: A Celebration of 231 Years of Knoxville at the East Tennessee History Center. During this celebration, HHMK reflects on the 40th anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville with a special...

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    History Happy Hour
    September 8, 2022 - 1:00pm
    An East Tennessee Historical Society membership created for fun people like you! Membership

    Individual: $35 ETHS membership plus $100/individual = $135

    Couple: $45 ETHS membership plus $100/individual = $235

    Non-members/guests: $25/per person/per event


    Member events will include appetizers, beer, wine, and...

  • A Celebration of the East Tennessee History Center
    August 20, 2022 - 5:00am to 11:00am

    Visit the East Tennessee History Center from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday, August 20, 2022, for the inaugural History Hootenanny! The event features the best of the East Tennessee History Center, including live music and fun activities in the Museum of East Tennessee History, genealogy workshops, a used local history book sale, book signings...

  • July 21, 2022 - 4:00am

    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...

  • ETHS Museum Education
    June 28, 2022 - 5:00am to 7:00am

    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...

  • Part of the Community Day Series Sponsored by TVA!
    June 25, 2022 - 6:00am to 10:00am

    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...