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 These Photos Could Talk
The archival collections of the Heritage Alliance tell the story of Washington County, Tennessee, but certain voices have been missing. Our archives do not do enough to tell the whole story, especially when it comes to the history of the African American and Indigenous communities. These photos were brought to us by Joel Conger, owner of Mauk’s in Jonesborough, in early 2020. We do not have much information as to when these photos were taken, where they were taken, or who’s in them. Some of these photos are local. Others are not. If you recognize any of the people in these photos, comment on the photos or contact the Heritage Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org. We find ourselves wishing this was the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and that these photos would speak to us. Even without knowing much about the people in these photos, they still tell us a lot. They speak to vibrant communities, fashion, families, and ordinary moments captured on film.
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.
History Happy Hour is exited to host William Isom with Black…
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In 1820, Elihu Embree published his newspaper The Emancipator…
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In combination with the Chester Inn State Historic Site and the Oak Hill School Heritage Education Program, Heritage Alliance resources, programs, and services provide the state’s most in-depth glimpse into Jonesborough, Tennessee’s first town.