Lectures

Love history and want to learn more? Explore a variety of historical topics as authors, scholars, and local historians present the latest research and books, as well as new looks at old subjects. Lectures are open to the public and are free of charge unless otherwise stated.

Upcoming Lectures

  • An Evening Lecture with Scott Williams
    October 14, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    In Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the...

  • Highlights from the Museum of East Tennessee History’s Quilt Collection with speaker Merikay Waldvogel
    October 18, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

    Come see spectacular quilts and coverlets from the East Tennessee Historical Society’s collection. Merikay Waldvogel will share why these particular quilts are so special. If you're new to collecting quilts and other textiles, you'll learn what to look for in regional quilts and how to care for them. Everyone is welcome. Knoxville's quilt...

  • Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with Andy Peck
    October 20, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    In Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the...

  • Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Bob Hutton
    October 27, 2022 - 6:00pm

    Join us for a conversation with author Bob Hutton and writer/researcher Jack Neely as they discuss Hutton’s highly anticipated book Bearing the Torch: The University of Tennessee, 1794–2010.

    Bearing the Torch stands as a comprehensive history of the University of Tennessee—the first of its kind since 1984—replete with anecdotes and...

  • Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with Maury Nicely
    November 2, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    In Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

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  • November 10, 2022 - 7:00pm

    Union Ave Books and East Tennessee Historical Society are excited to present a reading of DANGEROUS GROUND from Dr. John Suval. This event will take place at the East Tennessee History Center on November 10 at 7:00 pm.

    About Dr. John Suval:

    John Suval is a historian of the nineteenth-century United States...

  • Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with Georgiana Vines
    November 16, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    In Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

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Previous Lectures

  • Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with Tyler L. Boyd
    September 21, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    In Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the...

  • Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with Joe Emert, Marilyn Childress, and Sheila Evans
    September 7, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    In Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the...

  • A Celebration of the East Tennessee History Center
    August 20, 2022 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Visit the East Tennessee History Center from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday, August 20, 2022, for the inaugural History Hootenanny! The event features the best of the East Tennessee History Center, including live music and fun activities in the Museum of East Tennessee History, genealogy workshops, a used local history book sale, book signings...

  • Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with William Isom II
    August 8, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    In Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the...

  • An Evening Lecture with Bo Roberts
    July 28, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    In Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

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  • Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with Dr. William E. Hardy
    July 13, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    In Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the...

  • Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with Dr. Chris Magra
    June 29, 2022 - 12:00pm

    In Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

    Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the...

  • Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with John M. Jones, Jr.
    May 23, 2022 - 12:00pm

    In Person Location and Reservations
    East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

    Online Reservations
    Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

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