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. Our educational mission is to engage the public with the message that history is important. 

This Day In East Tennessee History

  • July 15, 1902

    Harvey Broome, a 5th generation descendent of John Adair, was born on this day in 1902.  He was active in wilderness preservation in East Tennessee and the local chapter of the Sierra Club is named in his honor.