Entries by Anne

History Happy Hour Fall Schedule

History Happy Hour continues this fall!  We’ve got three more dates full of fascinating, local history.  The September and October dates will take place at the International Storytelling Center, while the November program will be back at the Chester Inn Museum.  We hope you will join us!

Now Hiring: Part Time Docent Position at Chester Inn Museum

Company Name: Heritage Alliance of NETN & SWVA, Jonesborough TN Title of Position: Docent/ Chester Inn Museum Position Type: Part time – 20 hours per week, includes Saturdays and Sundays Description of Responsibilities: Wide variety of museum related responsibilities, including visitor services, exhibition planning, installation, maintenance and interpretation, as well as general administrative duties. Required […]

Legs In a Barrel: Murder Mystery Event

The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is excited to present an original, murder mystery event.  Legs In a Barrel follows the twists and turns of an actual, historic murder that took place in Jonesborough in 1909.  The body of a local resident was pulled from the French Broad River, and his body […]

History Happy Hour Summer Schedule

Make sure you check out History Happy Hour this summer at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum.  We’ve got a wide range of topics, from baseball to natural history and more!  See the full, summer lineup below!

Thursday Evening Town Tours Are Back!

Jonesborough’s Historic Walking Tours are now available on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m.!  Come and tour the Oldest Town in Tennessee during the cooler hours of the day.  Costumed guides will lead you around Main Street, sharing the rich history of the buildings and the people who made their lives here.  Historic Walking Tours are […]

Washington County During WWI – New Exhibit in Museum

“I have been in the front line trenches under fire in No Man’s Land . . .”: Washington County During World War One will be on display in the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum from Memorial Day Weekend 2017 through 2018.  This exhibit shares the stories of Washington County residents as they traversed the perils of […]

Old Jonesborough Cemetery Tours Return May 27!

Old Jonesborough Cemetery tours return on May 27!  Available at 2:30 p.m. every Saturday through the end of October, tours include the history of Rocky Hill and College Hill cemeteries, 1800’s burial customs, the lives of the people buried there, and so much more.  This season, you might even meet a spirit or two among […]

Chester Inn Museum and Town Tours on Summer Hours!

The days are getting longer, and so are the hours at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum in Jonesborough!  From May through the end of October, you can visit the museum on Monday and Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 – 6:00 and on Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00.  The site will be open […]

Jonesborough Mythbusting Tour First Saturday of Month

The new Jonesborough Mythbusting Tour will be available the first Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m.!  The tour premiered on April Fool’s Day, and it was so much fun, the Heritage Alliance is doing it again! This unique tour will not be available every week, so make sure you catch it when it’s here! […]

Jonesborough Mythbusting Tour

On April 1st, a new tour will put Jonesborough’s history to the test.  Jonesborough’s Mythbusting Tour will debut on April Fools’ Day and be offered at various other times throughout the year. This unique tour will not be available every week, so make sure you catch it when it’s here! Jonesborough is the Oldest Town […]