Entries by Anne

History Happy Hour Gets Macabre In-Person on October 21st

What better time of year to explore the history of death and mourning than October?   Join us as we welcome Roberta Pipitone for her presentation, ““19th Century American Mourning Rules, Customs, and Symbolism.” Ms. Pipitone was a theatre teacher for 30 years, but she has been a collector and researcher of all things mourning […]

True and Chilling Tales Tours in Jonesborough this October

Come and learn some truly chilling history in Jonesborough this October. Have you ever wondered what happened to horse thieves in the late 1700s, or wanted to know why Andrew Jackson fought a duel in Jonesborough? What about a body discovered in a rain barrel in town? What’s the story behind that? Hear these very […]

Heritage Alliance Trivia Night Gets Spooky This October

The Heritage Alliance, or should we say Scare-itage Alliance is bringing its riotously fun trivia night back in October with questions to test your knowledge of all things spooky and historical!   Join us at the Eureka Inn in Jonesborough on Friday, October 8th at 7:00 pm for general history-based trivia questions, friendly competition, and […]

History Happy Hour Virtual Program on September 16th at 6:30

This month’s History Happy Hour will help you prepare for the start of autumn with a program about a favorite fall beverage!   Join us as we welcome Kim Floyd and Jeff “Puff” Irvin for their presentation, “The In-Cider’s Scoop.” They will be talking about the history of apples and cider as well as the […]

Book Signing at Oak Hill School on September 3rd

On Friday, September 3rd, the historic Oak Hill School will host author Marsha Honeycutt Marcela from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. The Appalachian author will be signing copies of her book Mr. Rigney, Rigney, and Me (. . .or is it “I”) about her mentor Mr. George Rigney. Copies of the book will be available […]

Useable Past: Spotlighting Successful Regional Development

The “Usable Past” workshop series returns August 26 with an in-depth roundtable discussion with directors from the Alex Haley Farm, Green McAdoo Cultural Center, and the Langston Cultural Centre. This conference and workshop for tourism professionals and other interested individuals will help participants develop strategies and increase tourism opportunities with and for untapped or overlooked […]

Birthplace of Country Music Museum at Next History Happy Hour

History Happy Hour is IN-PERSON at the Jonesborough Visitors Center on Thursday, August 19th at 6:30 pm!   Join us as we welcome back one of our favorite History Happy Hour partner organizations, Bristol’s Birthplace of Country Music Museum! Dr. Rene Rodgers and Scotty Almany will be on hand to share the technological story behind […]