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  • April 23, 2021 - 9:00am to January 30, 2022 - 5:00pm

    “There are two ways of understanding portraiture–either as history or as fiction.”–Charles Baudelaire, 1846

    Portraits were the “social media posts” of the American colonial and antebellum periods. 

    Today, social media allows users to not only visually document and share life’s moments but also curate how...

  • August 23, 2021 - 9:00am to October 31, 2021 - 5:00pm
    East Tennessee Remembers 9/11

    Following the events of September 11, 2001, East Tennesseans contributed more than $940,000 to purchase and equip a 95-foot tower ladder truck for Harlem-based Ladder Company 14, helping the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) replenish the largest vehicles in the city's firefighting fleet. The so-called “Freedom Engine,” built by Seagrave...

  • October 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
    Program

    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
    No pre-registration is required,  seating is limited.

    This talk, based on Dr. Liulevicius's new book,  examines pardon petitions from former Confederates in Tennessee to produce a comprehensive analysis of the process of...

  • October 23, 2021 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
    Special-Event

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

    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...

  • November 9, 2021 - 12:00pm
    A Pictorial History of the Names on the Wall, Their Service, and Their Sacrifice
    Program

    In-Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) 
    Register on Eventbrite

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of...

  • November 11, 2021 - 6:30pm
    hosted by the East Tennessee Historical Society
    Special-Event

    This award periodically honors an East Tennessee history maker who is an ambassador for the region and represents integrity, dignity, leadership, and the volunteer spirit. It's given to an East Tennessean with either a recent accomplishment or a compilation of accomplishments in fields such as history, politics, entertainment, education,...

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