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.

Previous Events

  • November 6, 2023 - 12:00pm

    Are you trying to separate fact from fiction in oral histories of Cherokee ancestry? Is your goal to verify family tradition of a Cherokee ancestor? Join Anita Finger-Smith, CEO of Cherokee Genealogy Services, a business licensed by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, as she explains the appropriate federal, state, and...

  • Baskets & Weaving
    November 6, 2023 - 10:30am

    It's never too early for some Little History Lessons. During each session, caregivers and kids will learn about history through stories, games, crafts, and examining artifacts. Each session, we will introduce a new topic using themes and objects in our signature exhibition.


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  • Repeats every month on the second Friday until Fri Nov 10 2023 except Fri Nov 10 2023. Also includes Fri Nov 03 2023.
    November 3, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Would you like to better familiarize yourself with the historical resources that the East Tennessee History Center has to offer? This walking tour introduces participants to the Museum of East Tennessee History, Knox County Archives, the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection, and the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image & Sound and how each...

  • A Celebration of Spooky East Tennessee History
    October 28, 2023 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society invites you and your family to Monsters at the Museum. This fun event will feature a variety of Halloween-themed children’s crafts, story times, and walking tours. Fill your treat bags while trick-or-treating in the Voices of the Land gallery and learn about Halloween histories and eerie Victorian...

  • Brown Bag Lecture
    October 25, 2023 - 12:00pm

    Bill Landry will be discussing his recent book, A Last Hurrah, along with his Tennessee book which was published just in time for the pandemic, When the West Was Tennessee. A Last Hurrah is a collection of writings, poems, short stories and behind the scenes experiences and tales from the WBIR-TV Heartland Series...