History is Important; Pass It On

Engaging students in the study of history is a key part of the East Tennessee Historical Society’s mission. Improved historical knowledge and literacy empowers students to understand how and why the world around them functions, encourages the development of critical thinking skills, and increases confidence in civic engagement.


ETHS offers a variety of educational programs for students and teachers. All student programs are designed to meet state curriculum standards for multiple grades.
The ETHS Education Department has been awarded funding for the 2023-2024 fiscal year through the Arts and Culture Alliance American Rescue Plan (ARP) Renewal Grant. The Arts and Culture Alliance manages this program on behalf of Knox County and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. ETHS uses these funds to provide quality, evidence-based programming designed to help mitigate the impact of limited instructional time.

ETHS is honored to have been awarded a grant for $2,500 from the First Horizon Foundation for classroom student scholarships.