Student Programs

The East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) provides a variety of options for museum and outreach education programs. All student programs are:

  • object-based
  • inquiry-driven
  • aligned with state social studies standards
  • adjusted to accommodate each grade level 

You can now also complete an online reservation request or contact the ETHS Education Department to schedule your museum or classroom visit:

GOOD NEWS!  ETHS is honored to have been awarded a grant for $2,500 from the First Horizon Foundation for student scholarships!



Museum of East Tennessee History K-12 Education Programs

A standard 1.5- to 2-hour visit includes a guided activity in which students actively explore the signature exhibition, Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee, focusing on historical themes, stories, primary artifacts, and fascinating artifacts, such as David Crockett’s first gun.

Teachers may also select one of the following hands-on, interactive programs:

OBJECTS OVER TIME: Students analyze, or “read,” an object to determine its place on a timeline keyed to important Tennessee and U.S. history events. (Grades 5-12)

DISCOVERY BOXES: Students unravel the identities of frontier era characters by collecting clues from objects in the boxes. (Grades K-4)

HUZZAH!: Students will learn about the state’s role in the Revolutionary War through this reader’s theater activity that focuses on the Reverend Samuel Doak’s stirring speech/sermon to the Overmountain Men as they gathered prior to the march to the Battle of Kings Mountain. (Grades 4-12)

Bring the Museum to Your Classroom

When a museum visit is impractical, ETHS can tailor any of the above programs for classroom presentation.

Complete an online reservation request so we can contact you to schedule your outreach program and answer your questions.