KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – For the 11th consecutive year, free admission is offered 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at the East Tennessee History center to celebrate National Museum Day.
Museum Day Live! is a program of Smithsonian Magazine.
The Museum Day Live! tickets can be downloaded at www.smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! tickets will gain free entrance for two at participating museums. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. Children 16 and under are always free.
The event represents the commitment of the Smithsonian and other museums to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. Last year’s event drew more than 250,000 participants, and this year’s event expects to attract more museum goers than ever before.
About the East Tennessee Historical Society and Museum
At the Museum of East Tennessee History, visitors will enjoy a variety of exhibits, including the award-winning “Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee” exhibition, featuring three centuries of life in the region, and the East Tennessee Streetscape and Corner Drug Store. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Museum of East Tennessee History, and we invite you to celebrate the milestone by visiting “A Home for Our Past: The Museum of East Tennessee History at 25,” a new exhibition featuring more than fifty artifacts highlighting East Tennessee’s unique history and the diversity of the ETHS collections. Most of the items featured are rarely or never on display.
Established in 1834, the East Tennessee Historical Society is one of the most active history organizations in the state and enjoys a national reputation for excellence in programming and education. For 184 years the East Tennessee Historical Society has been helping East Tennesseans hold on to our unique heritage—recording the events, collecting the artifacts, and saving the stories that comprise the history we all share.
The historical society pursues its education mission through publications, lectures, conferences, school programs, museum exhibits, and heritage programs such as the popular First Families of Tennessee and Civil War Families of Tennessee. The East Tennessee History Center houses the staff and programs of the East Tennessee Historical Society, the Museum of East Tennessee History, the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection, Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound, and the Knox County Archives.
The Museum of East Tennessee History is located in the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. For more information on exhibitions, programs, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824 or visit www.EastTNHistory.org.
About Smithsonian Media
Smithsonian Media is composed of its flagship publication, Smithsonian magazine, as well as Air & Space, Smithsonian Books, and the Smithsonian Media Digital Network. In addition, Smithsonian Media overseas the Smithsonian Institution’s interest in the Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between the Smithsonian Institution and CBS/Showtime. Smithsonian Media is a division of Smithsonian Enterprises, the revenue-generating business unit of the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. Approximately 30 million people from around the world visit the museums annually.