WHAT: Tennessee 225th Celebration
WHEN: Tuesday, June 1st, 2021, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Blount Mansion National Historic Landmark- 200 W. Hill Ave., Knoxville

Tennessee gained admission to the Union as our nation’s sixteenth state on June 1, 1796. Blount Mansion, the Birthplace of Tennessee, is partnering with the City of Knoxville, our fellow members of the Historic House Museums of Knoxville, and Visit Knoxville for a special celebration of the Volunteer State’s 225th birthday on Tuesday afternoon, June 1st.

The event will begin with a short procession from James White’s Fort (205 E. Hill Ave.) to Blount Mansion (200 W. Hill Ave.), a distance of approximately 1,000 feet. The march will be led by the Watauga Fife & Drum Corps, students from South Knoxville Elementary School, and other living history interpreters in 18th century attire. Afterwards, Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon, and Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs will give remarks on this historic occasion. Every participant will have an opportunity to use a quill pen to sign their name on parchment atop the 1796 Statehood Desk in Gov. Blount’s office. We will enjoy free Moon Pies and other Tennessee-themed refreshments. The event is free and open to the public.

We will follow current Knox County Health Department COVID 19 protocols during the event. More details will be announced as soon as they are available.

Event details and announcements at www.tnstatehood.com

Members of the media with questions may contact Michael Jordan, Blount Mansion Director of Marketing & Development, at mjordan@blountmanion.org or (912) 713-8411.