Events & Programs

East Tennessee Historical Society Programs

As the public programming arm of the East Tennessee History Center, the East Tennessee Historical Society presents a variety of programs on historical topics featuring diverse subjects, speakers, and formats. These include a Brown Bag and quarterly lecture series, conferences, tours, “A Tennessee Conversation” series with special speakers, a history fair, and teacher and student programs.

Upcoming Events

  • Brown Bag Lecture with speaker/author Paula Johnson
    December 1, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    The Marble City, the Scruffy City, or the Maker City, whatever you call it, Knoxville, TN has become a culinary destination. Locals and visitors eat their way through this unpretentious mountain town while exploring rich culinary inspirations ranging from Appalachian flavors to dishes brought from around the globe. Take a trip through historic...

  • December 13, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

    At times, genealogical research reveals more than names and dates; it may also uncover family photographs, letters, Bibles, or other heirlooms. What are the best practices for caring for these historic objects? This session will provide practical tips for preserving family heirlooms and other objects of historical value.

    This workshop is...

Previous Events

  • Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with Georgiana Vines
    November 16, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    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 the...

  • November 13, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

    Do you have an ancestor who served in the military? This session will share techniques for finding veterans online, including their service records, pension records, battle records, regimental histories, burials, and obituaries. Participants are encouraged to bring names and states of known or suspected veteran ancestors.

    This workshop...

  • November 10, 2022 - 7:00pm

    Union Ave Books and East Tennessee Historical Society are excited to present a reading of DANGEROUS GROUND from Dr. John Suval. This event will take place at the East Tennessee History Center on November 10 at 7:00 pm.

    About Dr. John Suval:

    John Suval is a historian of the nineteenth-century United States...

  • Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with Maury Nicely
    November 2, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    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 the...

  • A Celebration of Spooky East Tennessee History
    October 29, 2022 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

    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...