Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
865-215-8824, eths@eastTNhistory.org
First Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 9am - 4pm
  • Sat: 10am - 4pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed Nov. 22
  • Nov. 23 10am - 4pm
865-215-8830
Third Floor
Hours
  • M-Tu: 9am - 8:30 pm
  • W-F: 9am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat: 9am - 5pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Closed Nov. 22
865-215-8801
Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am-4:30pm
  • Closed Nov. 22
865-215-8800

Front Porch to the Region's History

Geography defines East Tennessee as a land of mountains and valleys and with a history and heritage apart from the rest of the state.  The East Tennessee Historical Society recognizes this distinctiveness with programs and exhibitions uniquely tailored to the region.  The ETHS educational mission is to engage the public with the message that history is important.

This Day In East Tennessee History

  • November 21, 1863

    On this day in 1863, in what became known as the Limestone Cove Tragedy, Witcher’s Cavalry killed nine men traveling through Unicoi County enroute to Kentucky to join the Union forces.

  • November 21, 1926

    The first edition of the newly merged The News and Sentinel is printed in Knoxville on this day in 1926.