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Local History Events2018-06-28T18:43:24+00:00

East Tennessee History Fair

Join the East Tennessee Historical Society on Saturday, August 18, for an one-of-a-kind celebration of our region’s history! Participants representing the people, places, and events that shaped our past spill out of the East Tennessee History Center and fill downtown Knoxville, making history truly come alive!

Walk the East Tennessee Timeline, replete with re-enactors interpreting time periods from early settlement to the Vietnam War. Participate in hands-on activities that keep cherished crafts alive. Board a bus and tour Knoxville’s historic homes. Sit a spell in front of the Main Stage, listening to traditional music that has long been the soundtrack to our lives. All for FREE!

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Knoxville Homecoming

Step back in time and experience Knoxville’s first home as it was in the 1790s. Lifestyle demonstrations by re-enactors from various time periods. The day will also include an author’s area for local publications and other historically oriented crafts. Activities will include blacksmithing, open hearth cooking, and spinning demonstrations. Educational for all ages and free to the public. Donations gladly accepted.

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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Tickets will be available for the public to download beginning at midnight on August 15, 2018.

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