Special Events

Fundraising events and other special programs are occasionally planned throughout the year. 

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Upcoming Special Events

  • 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 Special Events

  • Public Information Meeting
    December 6, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    The Tennessee Commission for the Semiquicentennial of the United States invites you to join a public information meeting held in Knoxville, Tennessee.

    December 6, noon: Knoxville, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street

    We want to discuss the ideas and plans that Tennesseans have to commemorate, educate,...

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


    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...

  • September 18, 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Enjoy free admission for two to the Museum of East Tennessee History during Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day. Download tickets starting August 18.

    Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide...

  • September 16, 2021 - 6:30pm

    Join us as Bill Haslam, former mayor of Knoxville and governor of Tennessee, discusses his new book, Faithful Presence: The Promise and the Peril of Faith in the Public Square, on September 16 at 6:30 pm. Retired Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade will join Haslam for this special “Tennessee Conversation” event, to be...

  • Re-Enactment Celebration of Catharine Dickson and Dr. Alexander Williams’ Wedding
    August 29, 2021 - 5:00pm

    The Dickson-Williams Mansion is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the completion of the home with an announcement of a major event and fundraiser to be held on the evening of Sunday, August 29, 2021. Festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. featuring tours and stories of the mansion’s history, followed at 7:00 p.m. with the reenactment of the...

  • Where History Comes to Life!
    March 25, 2021 - 7:00pm
    The East Tennessee Historical Society held its first virtual fundraiser in March 2021 to Honor Retired Executive Director Cherel Boling Henderson and celebrate the Museum of East Tennessee History.

    Explore stories behind select artifacts on display in the Museum!

    Enjoy a sneak peak of the Museum's new interactive children’s gallery ...

  • November 10, 2020 - 6:30pm

    The 2020 East Tennessean of the Year  - Honoree to be Announced Soon

                   November 10, 2020

                Half Past Six in the Event

               Cherokee Country Club

  • Presented by the Knox County Public Library
    August 18, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    August 18 marks the 100th anniversary of Tennessee's ratification of the 19th amendment. Test your knowledge on this landmark occasion with our online trivia challenge: Know It Knox, co-hosted by East Tennessee Historical Society.

    The inaugural live, interactive event is free and will take place on Tuesday,...