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
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 January 20
  • Closed February 17
865-215-8801
Second Floor
Hours
  • M-F: 8am-4:30pm
  • Closed January 20
  • Closed February 17
865-215-8800

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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

  • January 18, 1794

    On this day in 1794, Governor Blount wrote to James Robertson that he was "surprised and mortified" by Colonel John Montgomery's activities.  Montgomery had been raising a force in the Mero District to attack Spanish Louisiana.