On Thursday, June 9th, the Heritage Alliance received Partner of the Year at the Pinnacle Awards hosted by the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association. Every year, the Pinnacle Awards recognize the best in regional tourism. We were nominated by the Town of Jonesborough’s Tourism Department. It’s an honor to work so closely with the Town and its staff. The Heritage Alliance is very thankful for the partnerships we have throughout the region. We are beyond grateful for this award and we share it with our Members, our volunteers, our dedicated staff, and our community. We hope we can continue to be a good partner for the next twenty years and then some.
That same week, the Heritage Alliance received an award for the original play “Nancy” from the East Tennessee Historical Society. The performance piece won a History in the Media Award. This is the third award for “Nancy,” which tells the story of a woman and her children that were enslaved by abolitionist Elihu Embree. Unfortunately, we had to miss the ceremony, but we look forward to a future award presentation from ETHS Director Dr. Warren Dockter.