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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. Our educational mission is to engage the public with the message that history is important. 

This Day In East Tennessee History

  • June 13, 1864

    On this day in 1864, President Andrew Johnson declared the rebellion in Tennessee at an end.

  • June 13, 1924

    After 15 inches of rain fall in an 8-hour period, water plummets down a narrow valley in Carter County on this day in 1924, killing 11 people and injuring others.