Lectures

Love history and want to learn more? Explore a variety of historical topics as authors, scholars, and local historians present the latest research and books, as well as new looks at old subjects. Lectures are open to the public and are free of charge unless otherwise stated.

Upcoming Lectures

  • Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
    April 22, 2022 - 8:00pm

    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...

Previous Lectures

  • December 1, 2021 - 12:00pm

    In-Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) 
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  • November 18, 2021 - 7:00pm

    One of the most talked-about events of the Cold War was the downing of the American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960. The event was recently depicted in the Steven Spielberg movie Bridge of Spies. Powers was captured by the KGB, subjected to a televised show trial, and imprisoned, all of...

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

    In-Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) 
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  • October 19, 2021 - 7:00pm

    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 13, 2021 - 12:00pm

    In-Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) 
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  • September 22, 2021 - 12:00pm

    In-Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) 
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  • From the Handwritten Words to the Acorn Press
    August 18, 2021 - 12:00pm

    In-Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.)
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  • August 10, 2021 - 7:00pm

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