Entries by Anne

History Happy Hour at the Chester Inn Museum

The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is launching History Happy Hour at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum on Thursday, March 23!  History makes us happy, and we want to share that happiness with you.  This new, monthly program will feature a wide range of topics, including First Lady Eliza […]

New Season Kick Off for Town Tours & Chester Inn Museum

The Historic Jonesborough Town Tours and the Chester Inn Museum both kick off their 2017 on Friday, March 3.  The Chester Inn Museum will feature three new exhibits and will also be launching a program called History Happy Hour that will start later in the month.  Stay tuned for more details!  The new exhibits showcase […]

Chocolate Fest Returns to Jonesborough and the Chester Inn Museum

Chocolate Fest is back this year in Jonesborough!  The festival will take place on Saturday, February 11 from 11-4.  The Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum will be one of the stops you can get chocolate from that day.  The Museum will be open from 11-4 with a Historic Jonesborough Town Tour at 1:00.  […]

Annual Meeting Set for February 16

Our Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 16, at 6:30 at the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center.  Join us for the best potluck meal of the year. Bring a side dish or dessert to share and spend the evening with us as we celebrate the year that was and look ahead to 2017.  Heritage […]

Fall/Winter Town Tour Schedule

As the seasons change, so to do the Town Tour days and hours.  Starting November 1st, Town Tours will be available on Mon, Fri, & Sat at 1:00 and on Sundays at 2:00!  We’re adding a Sunday afternoon tour.  Tickets are still $5 and are available at the Chester Inn Museum on Main Street. The […]

A Spot On the Hill Returns with ALL NEW Characters

A Spot on the Hill, the original, research-based play returns this October to the Old Jonesborough Cemetery.  This is the third season for the show, and this edition features all new characters.  If you’ve seen A Spot On the Hill before, you haven’t seen it like this.  New faces include Fanny Rhea Fain, who kept […]

Third Annual Constitution Week Bell Ringing

This Sunday, September 18th, at 2:00 in the afternoon, the State of Franklin Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), are hosting their Third Annual Bell Ringing in honor of Constitution Week.  The event will take place at Oak Hill School, located at 214 East Sabin Drive in Jonesborough […]

Old Jonesborough Cemetery Tours Return on Sept 10

Old Jonesborough Cemetery tours will resume on Saturday, September 10 and run through the end of October.  Every Saturday at 2:30, take a tour of Jonesborough’s historic cemeteries.  Learn about the history of the burial grounds, their evolution, and the lives of some of the people buried there.  Tickets are $3.00 at the Chester Inn […]

Jonesborough Days 2016

Jonesborough Days is here again!  The Festival will be Thursday, June 30 – Saturday, July 2.  For an entire weekend schedule, click here.  The Chester Inn State Historic Site & Museum will be open extended hours from 11-7 on Thursday, and 10-7 on Friday and Saturday.  We’ll have Historic Walking Tours with our costumed guides […]