East Tennessee History Center

601 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

601 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 215-8824
Region: Downtown

The Museum of East Tennessee History holds the key to Knoxville’s past. Ever-changing, award-winning exhibits tell the history of the people, places and events that shaped this region. Located directly across the street from the Tennessee Theatre and just blocks from other historic attractions, including Blount Mansion and James White's Fort, the Center strives to capture the interest of a wide range of audiences. The interactive displays found in the signature exhibition, Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee, allow visitors the opportunity to not only be in the presence of original artifacts that stood witness to the region's past but also to hear first-person accounts of what life was like, all amidst a backdrop of compelling, historic imagery. The East Tennessee History Center is also home to a premier research library and genealogy magazine. Many people who come to explore Knoxville’s civil war history and historic homes stop here to learn about their own history.



 

  • Stories in Stitches: Quilts from the ETHS

    • East Tennessee History Center
    • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until January 2, 2018

    East Tennessee families treasure quilts made by their ancestors. Besides warming and decorating the bed, quilts also serve as reminders of important

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  • ETHS Holiday Open House

    • East Tennessee History Center
    • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until January 2, 2018

    Cookies and apple cider will warm the day at the East Tennessee Historical Society’s Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 9, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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