The East Tennessee Historical Society invites all veterans, active duty military, and their families to visit the Museum of East Tennessee History as our guests on Veterans Day, November 11, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  “Tennesseans have a proud tradition of stepping to the fore in defense of our nation and earning the state the nickname, the ‘Volunteer State,’” says ETHS Director Cherel Henderson.  “We are pleased to honor the contributions of our military, past and present, by inviting them to visit the museum as our special guests on this day.”


The signature exhibition Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee explores three centuries of life in our region.  Visitors will find stories and artifacts from the Revolutionary War to the War of 1812, and the Civil War to World War I and World War II.  The Museum of East Tennessee History is open to the public before and after the Veterans Day Parade, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  A new feature exhibition, Celebrating a Life in Tennessee Art: Lloyd Branson, 1853-1925, is also on view.  The Museum of East Tennessee History is located at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville.  


About East Tennessee Historical Society

Established in 1834, the East Tennessee Historical Society is widely acknowledged as one of the

most active history organizations in the state and enjoys a national reputation for excellence in

programming and education.  For 181 years the East Tennessee Historical Society has been helping East Tennesseans hold on to our unique heritage—recording the events, collecting the artifacts, and saving the stories that comprise the history we all share.