Welcome to the East Tennessee History Center, the prime place to find informational and entertaining regional history, located in the heart of Knoxville. Here you will find regional history preserved in permanent and visiting exhibits, each containing authentic artifacts, art, and Civil War items. There are many programs and exhibitions that take place weekly here, each uniquely tailored to eastern Tennessee. The geography of this part of the state is all mountains and valleys dotted with the most unique history and heritage. This museum works very closely with the Eastern Tennessee Historical Society, or ETHS, to engage the public in the interest of history, as well as to bring the very best workshops, conferences, and lectures.
While here, be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and save plenty of time to take in all the interesting eastern Tennessee history you can. Explore such exhibits as Smokies Splendor, Life in Tennessee Art, Civil War Families of Tennessee, First Families, and the most popular, the award-winning Voices of the Land: People of Eastern Tennessee. Be sure to check to see if there are any special dinners, historic society meetings, holiday events, or even Civil War reenactments while you are here, each event fantastic ways to explore the three centuries of local life encapsulated within. Be sure to hit the Museum Shop on your way out and discover the wide variety of books, crafts, and various unique gift items and historical talismans within!