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.

Heritage Alliance Online Archive

View our collections from anywhere in the world. We currently have a number of our archival photographs (over 3,000) scanned and accessible in our online, SentryFile database. These photos are courtesy of the Heritage Alliance and are in the permanent collection of the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum. To access the database, click on this link and select “Archives” in the “Cabinet” section. Once you’ve selected “Archives,” you are ready to type in your search term. You can be as specific or as general as you would like to be with your search words. Search for a person, place, event, and more. Having problems with the database, contact us at This project was made possible through grants from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.


The Heritage Alliance would not be successful without the generous contributions of our donors. Your contributions support all of our activities and help us serve a rapidly expanding audience.

Become a member

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.

Useable Past, Folx Song: An Inclusive Look at Appalachian Music

Over 100 million visitors come to Tennessee each year, and the…

History Happy Hour on Nov 17th looks at Appalachia and Opera

Join the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum for the final…

Heritage Alliance Board Meeting on Nov 10

The next Board of Trustees meeting for the Heritage Alliance…

Business Members