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  • June 29, 2019 - 10:00am to January 20, 2020 - 4:00pm
    A (Hillbilly) History of Mountain Dew
    “[Mountain Dew]’s pretty much a religious obsession for me.”
    —Chris Whitley, 27-year-old superfan of Mountain Dew, Jackson, Mississippi

    Mountain Dew. Your parents likely warned you about the neon-green soda. Doctors and dentists despise it. Yet, across the United States—especially in the South and Midwest—there are “superfans” of the...

  • October 22, 2019 - 12:00pm
    @ East Tennessee History Center
    Program

    “I never felt connected with my foster parents. I don’t remember feeling a part of their family. I’m not sure why; I guess I just suspected something wasn’t right.”

    Born 1940 in Rotterdam, Clara van Thijn was separated from her parents on July 29, 1942, when they reported for the first Jewish transport headed for Auschwitz and...

  • October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
    @ East Tennessee History Center
    Program

    On the evening of Thursday, October 24th, we celebrate the publication of a new book that gathers the tales and legends of Cas Walker, one of 20th century Knoxville’s most famous citizens. Cas Walker was a grocer, politician, media celebrity, music promoter and coon hunter whose colorful life has become the stuff of the city’s favorite urban...

  • October 27, 2019 - 2:00pm
    @ East Tennessee History Center
    Program

    One of the most-talked-about events of the Cold War was the drowning of the American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers over the Soviet Union, May 1, 1960. Tried for espionage and held for nearly two years in a Soviet prison, Powers was eventually exchanged by a senior KGB spy. Though cleared by the U.S. government of any wrongdoing...

  • November 2, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    @ East Tennessee History Center
    Class-Workshop

    Instructor: Ann Blomquist, MEd. Advanced techniques in genealogical research beyond online sources with special attention to primary sources. Participants should have completed some family research including census and internet work, and should bring the research they have already done. Call (865) 215-8809 to pre-register beginning on October...

  • November 7, 2019 - 12:00pm
    @ East Tennessee History Center
    Program

    A Fortress and a Legacy combines engaging dialogue and historical accuracy with the pathos of a family torn by war. The heart and soul of the story is an exchange of more than 1,000 letters between Knoxville native and B-17 bombardier Lt. Ross W. “Bud” Perrin and his bride, Thelma, who was both Miss Knoxville and a 1940 Miss American contestant...

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