Special Events

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

Previous Special Events

  • September 18, 2021 - 5:00am to September 19, 2021 - 10:45am

    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 - 1:30pm

    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 - 12:00pm to August 30, 2021 - 11:45am

    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 - 3:00pm to March 26, 2021 - 2:45pm
    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 - 1:30pm

    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 - 2:00pm to August 19, 2020 - 2:45pm

    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,...

  • Zoom Through History with ETHS
    June 18, 2020 - 8:00am to June 19, 2020 - 8:45am

    Our next “virtual visit” takes us to Historic Rugby, an 1880s Victorian village located on the Cumberland Plateau, where we’ll tour the 1882 Hughes Public Library. Join Jordan Hughett, development associate at Historic Rugby as we tour the most complete Victorian library in the United States!

    Rugby was founded in 1880 by best-selling...

  • "Zoom" through history with ETHS!
    June 4, 2020 - 8:00am to June 5, 2020 - 8:45am

    ETHS is Zooming over to what some have called the “finest home in Tennessee”—Historic Ramsey House! Join Executive Director Kelley Weatherly-Sinclair as she tours the 1797 home and shares insights into the Ramsey family!