Special Events

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

Previous Special Events

  • May 3, 2022 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

    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...

  • May 1, 2022 - 9:00am to 11:30am

    The East Tennessee Historical Society invites our members to a special celebration of the Museum of East Tennessee History's new, one-of-a-kind exhibition, "You Should've Been There!," in the Rogers-Claussen Feature Gallery.


    JOIN US for an afternoon of World's Fair-themed activities sure to be fun for...

  • Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
    April 21, 2022 - 3:00pm

    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...
  • In collaboration with Knox Brew Hub, Knoxville Area Brewers Association, and Member Breweries
    April 1, 2022 - 7:00am to 4:00pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) is pleased to present the “World’s Fair Beer Expo: Cheers to 40 Years” event that will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022, at Knox Brew Hub, located at 421 Union Avenue in downtown Knoxville. The “Expo” is a series of three ticketed events to be held over the course of the day that are part of the kick...

  • Public Information Meeting
    December 6, 2021 - 7:00am to December 7, 2021 - 7:45am

    The Tennessee Commission for the Semiquicentennial of the United States invites you to join a public information meeting held in Knoxville, Tennessee.

    December 6, noon: Knoxville, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street

    We want to discuss the ideas and plans that Tennesseans have to commemorate, educate,...

  • October 23, 2021 - 6:00am to October 24, 2021 - 9:45am


    Join us for a spooky event highlighting the “monsters” and superstitions that have called East Tennessee home over the years. From the wampus cat to eerie Victorian mourning traditions, we’ll delve into the region’s history of sightings and folklore!

    The event will feature a variety of Halloween-themed...

  • September 18, 2021 - 5:00am to September 19, 2021 - 10:45am

    Enjoy free admission for two to the Museum of East Tennessee History during Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day. Download tickets starting August 18.

    Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide...

  • September 16, 2021 - 1:30pm

    Join us as Bill Haslam, former mayor of Knoxville and governor of Tennessee, discusses his new book, Faithful Presence: The Promise and the Peril of Faith in the Public Square, on September 16 at 6:30 pm. Retired Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade will join Haslam for this special “Tennessee Conversation” event, to be...