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Front Porch to the Region's History

Geography defines East Tennessee as a land of mountains and valleys and with a history and heritage apart from the rest of the state.  The East Tennessee Historical Society recognizes this distinctiveness with programs and exhibitions uniquely tailored to the region.  The ETHS educational mission is to engage the public with the message that history is important.

This Day In East Tennessee History

  • February 15, 1862

    On this day in 1862, Tennessee’s Confederate legislature held its last session in Nashville.  On the following day, Governor Isham G. Harris called for the Legislature to reconvene in Memphis.