The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee & Southwest Virginia

The Heritage Alliance is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educational experiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences.

If You Don’t Watch Out

The Influenza Pandemic in and Around Washington County, September 1918-February 1919.

While the circumstances of the 1918 flu pandemic were singularly unique, community response and press coverage offer glimpses of familiarity to the response to the 2020 Covid Pandemic. This exhibit explores the impact of the 1918 flu pandemic and how the area responded to it while keeping in mind what our own response to an unfolding pandemic in the present looks like in real time.


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Members of the Heritage Alliance support the organization through their annual membership dues as well as giving their time. Members receive copies of our quarterly newsletter The Link and are invited to members-only events.

A Spot on the Hill Live on the Air with the StoryTown Radio Show

The popular annual play A Spot on the Hill, written by Heritage…

Virtual History Happy Hour Online October 22nd to Discuss Appalachian Author Mildred Haun

History Happy Hour is back online in October, with a new date!…

Conversation with Dr. Alex Navarro editor of the Influenza Encyclopedia

Chester Inn Museum docent Joe Spiker was joined by Dr. Alex…

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