Learn about the region's history at the East Tennessee History Museum ((courtesy, Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation))

The East Tennessee History Center tells the essential history of the region and includes the East Tennessee Historical Society, the Museum of East Tennessee History, the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection, and the Knox County Archives. At the East Tennessee Historical Society, first opened in 1834, visitors can learn about the state's history through the "First Families of Tennessee" and "Civil War Families of Tennessee" exhibits. The Museum of East Tennessee History features the exhibit "Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee," which details the region's history and the unique combination of Native Americans, pioneers, abolitionists, and artists that have made the region what it is today. The nearby Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection includes more than 67,000 volumes of artifacts, including newspapers predating 1920, printed genealogies, 14,000 folders of "First Families of Tennessee" materials, more than 13,000 rolls of microfilm, and the only set of Knoxville telephone directories going back to 1898. The Knox County Archives has records dating back to as early as 1792.

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601 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee

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Telephone Number: (865) 215-8824
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