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.

Chester Inn Virtual Museum

The Chester Inn Museum may be closed to the public, but you have the opportunity to take a closer look inside the museum’s cases. Explore our latest exhibit Historic Preservation in Jonesborough, 1970-2020.


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.

William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow's Report on Jonesborough from 1844

Parson Brownlow was the twice Governor of the State of Tennessee…

Heritage Alliance Will Host Virtual Fieldtrip Day on May 18

The Heritage Alliance will host its first Virtual Fieldtrip Day…

Historical Photo Exploration #5 – What’s Going On Here?

The archival collections of the Jonesborough/Washington County…

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