Special Events

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

Previous Special Events

  • ETHS Museum Education
    June 28, 2022 - 5:00am to 7:00am

    Join us for a Zoom conversation on the 1796 Tennessee Constitution and the amendments made in 1834 and 1870. We will tour Governor Blount's office, where the constitution was written, with Blount Mansion Director David Hearnes. Dr. William Hardy, Lincoln Scholar and Assistant Professor of History at Lincoln Memorial University, will then share...

  • Part of the Community Day Series Sponsored by TVA!
    June 25, 2022 - 6:00am to 10:00am

    Canada Day will be a time to celebrate the contributions of Canada to the 1982 World's Fair. Admission to the museum and for all associated activities are FREE to the public!

    FAMILY FRIENDLY games, trivia, and prizes will be hosted from 11am - 3pm with special appearances by the Knoxville Ice Bears and the American...

  • May 3, 2022 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) Board of Directors invites you to the ETHS Annual Meeting of the Membership on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the East Tennessee History Center (601 S. Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville). Join us for a time for members to come together, greet old friends, make new ones, and to celebrate...

  • May 1, 2022 - 9:00am to 11:30am

    The East Tennessee Historical Society invites our members to a special celebration of the Museum of East Tennessee History's new, one-of-a-kind exhibition, "You Should've Been There!," in the Rogers-Claussen Feature Gallery.


    JOIN US for an afternoon of World's Fair-themed activities sure to be fun for...

  • Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
    April 21, 2022 - 3:00pm

    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...
  • In collaboration with Knox Brew Hub, Knoxville Area Brewers Association, and Member Breweries
    April 1, 2022 - 7:00am to 4:00pm

    The East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) is pleased to present the “World’s Fair Beer Expo: Cheers to 40 Years” event that will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022, at Knox Brew Hub, located at 421 Union Avenue in downtown Knoxville. The “Expo” is a series of three ticketed events to be held over the course of the day that are part of the kick...

  • Public Information Meeting
    December 6, 2021 - 7:00am to December 7, 2021 - 7:45am

    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 - 6:00am to October 24, 2021 - 9:45am


    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...