Knoxville, TN - The Blount Mansion Association is pleased to present the first annual History Suppers Events for 2015. These events will feature historians and authors speaking about topics related to Blount Mansion and Knoxville’s history.  Supper is included at these events and a cash bar will be available.

Blount Mansion History Suppers 2015
February 3, 2015 6PM – Boyd’s Jig and Reel
March 23, 2015 6PM – Grill at Highlands Row
Costs: $65 per person per event

February 3, 2015 – 6pm
Dr. Joan Markel
Belle Boyd, Confederate Spy
Location: Boyd’s Jig and Reel
101 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Belle Boyd, a spy for the Confederacy, stayed in Knoxville at the Blount Mansion with her relatives during the Civil War.  Learn more about the woman, her life and times, and Knoxville during the Civil War at Boyd’s Jig and Reel in the Old City.

RSVP By January 30, 2015 – spaces are limited

March 23, 2015-6 p.m.
James R. Knight
John Bell Hood and the Civil War in Tennessee
Location: The Grill at Highland’s Row
4705 Old Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

History Press, Inc. reviews the content of Knight’s Hood’s Tennessee Campaign by saying of the battles: “The Tennessee Campaign of November and December 1864 was the Southern Confederacy’s last significant offensive operation of the Civil War. General John Bell Hood of the Confederate Army of Tennessee attempted to capture Nashville, the final realistic chance for a battlefield victory against the Northern juggernaut. Hood’s former West Point instructor, Major General George Henry Thomas, led the Union force, fighting those who doubted him in his own army as well as Hood’s Confederates. Through the bloody, horrific battles at Spring Hill, Franklin and Nashville and a freezing retreat to the Tennessee River, Hood ultimately failed. Civil War historian James R. Knight chronicles the Confederacy’s last real hope at victory and its bitter disappointment.”

Cost is $65 per person per event.
Please RSVP by calling Blount Mansion at (865) 525-2375 or by emailing

Thank you to our most generous sponsors of this event:
Jenny and Randy Boyd
Dorothy and Caesar Stair
Lindsay and Jim McDonough

Blount Mansion is Knoxville's only National Historic Landmark given by the National Park Service and is the oldest house museum in Knox County. It is owned and operated by the Blount Mansion Association, Inc., a nonprofit, educational organization.

“The mission of the Blount Mansion Association is to heighten the public’s knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of William Blount and the Blount Mansion by preserving the site and providing quality educational and cultural experiences.”

More information:
David Hearnes