March 17, 2009 -
History is making a stop near you! The East Tennessee Historical Society, in partnership with Knox County Public Library, is sending out a traveling show highlighting images from its signature exhibition, Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee.
Consisting of up to 20 panels, the traveling exhibition offers a glimpse of the Museum of East Tennessee History's rich and varied offerings, including hundreds of images, more than 600 artifacts and 350 historic quotes. Together, it presents an unparalleled glimpse into over three centuries of the East Tennessee story.
"We are very pleased to be able to highlight parts of our history in neighborhoods around Knox County," noted Cherel Hendersen, Executive Director of the East Tennessee Historical Society. "Of course we want people to get the full story at the Museum, but by offering a portion of the exhibit, we think people will learn about our collective history and want to know more." Following the tour of Knox County libraries, the touring exhibition will be available to other counties. For more information, please call 215-8824.
The traveling show will appear at the following library locations:
West Knoxville Branch Library, March 13-April 29
North Knoxville Branch Library, May 1-June 17
Norwood Branch Library, June 19-July 29
Murphy Branch Library, July 31-September 9
Burlington Branch Library, September 11-October 28
Fountain City Branch Library, October 30-December 9
Powell Branch Library, December 11-January 27
Halls Branch Library, January 29-March 10
Karns Branch Library, March 12-April 8
Sequoyah Branch Library, July 30-September 15
Howard Pinkston Branch Library, September 17-October 27
The full exhibition of Voices of the Land is located in the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Learn more by calling (865) 215-8824 or at www.east-tennessee-history.org.