Entries by Anne

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

Over 100 million visitors come to Tennessee each year, and the State typically earns over 20 billion dollars in revenue from tourists. The Usable Past Series continues to explore the opportunities that exist in our own communities to meet the needs of our tourists, achieve the revenue and interpretive goals at our historic and cultural […]

True and Chilling Tales Tours

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 […]

History Happy Hour Talks Thomas Edison on September 15th at 6:30pm

This month’s History Happy Hour features retired history teacher Leonard Pipitone and his collection and knowledge all about inventor extraordinaire Thomas Edison! Mr. Pipitone’s presentation is entitled “Thomas Alva Edison and the Origins of Recorded Sound.”  Originally from California, Mr. Pipitone’s sideline has been researching everything Edison and collecting early phonographs and music for over […]