Entries by Anne

Chester Inn Museum Open for Chocolate Fest

The Chester Inn Museum will be open for Jonesborough’s first annual Chocolate Fest on Saturday, February 13 from 11:00-6:00.  We’ll have chocolatey goodness for festival ticket holders.  We’ll also have a Town Tour at 1:00.  Tickets for the tour are $5.00 and can be purchased at the Chester Inn Museum.  Tickets for the Chocolate Fest […]

Webinar: Tackling Collections Backlog for Small Museums

The Heritage Alliance is hosting an American Alliance of Museums (AAM) webinar on Wednesday, December 9, 1:30—4:30 p.m. The free webinar, titled “Tackling Collections Backlogs for Small Museums,” is a wonderful professional development and networking opportunity for colleagues at local and regional museums, archives, libraries, and cultural institutions. It is especially geared to staff and […]

Warrior's Canvas Veterans Art Center Exhibit in Jonesborough

The “A Military Life” exhibit in the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum began in May of 2012 as a way to honor Washington County veterans and share their stories. The rotating exhibit is a collaborative effort between the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia and the Veterans Affairs Committee chaired by Marion Light. Past […]

New Cooking Exhibit and Recipe Exchange at the Chester Inn Museum

Beef Rump, Gelatin, and Corn Dodgers: Cooking in Eastern Tennessee Food is a necessity, an art, and has the power of bringing communities together. Our new exhibit at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum will transport you to some past cooking experiences from the region through kitchen items and recipes. Do we still […]

Free Town Tours and Mother Goose on Small Business Saturday

The Heritage Alliance is proud to partner with Main Street Jonesborough to offer free, historic walking tours on November 28th for Small Business Saturday. The tours will start at the top of every hour from 11:00 – 3:00 and last 45 minutes in length. As you walk down Main Street, guides will discuss the history […]

Book Launch Reception at Oak Hill School Sept 20

A group of local children recently participated in the production of the internationally published book, The Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Crochet. Working with local author and fiber arts teacher/designer, Deb Burger, and local photographer, Peter Montanti, the five youngsters spent several months learning to crochet, testing project patterns, and posing for close-up photos […]

A Spot On the Hill Returns for Fall 2015

A Spot on the Hill, the original, research-based play by Anne G’Fellers-Mason, returns to the Old Jonesborough Cemetery this October.  The show premiered last fall to sold-out performances, and this season’s production will feature a number of changes, including new stories, live music, and a stationary location inside the cemetery. Guests are encouraged to bring […]

Old Jonesborough Cemetery Tours

Jonesborough is a town full of history and stories, and now we’re sharing both in the Town’s historic cemeteries! The Heritage Alliance is excited to offer a weekly tour in the Old Jonesborough Cemetery. Available at 2:00 p.m. every Saturday through October 31, these tours will include the history of Rocky Hill and College Hill, […]

In Their Own Words: Civil War and Reconstruction in Jonesborough

A new exhibit in the Chester Inn Museum shares the thoughts and feelings of people living in Jonesborough during the Civil War and its aftermath.  Four voices are heard through letters and newspapers.  One voice is shared through a quilt.  This special exhibit will be on display through the first of October.  Make sure you […]

Preservation Month 2015

May was National Preservation Month, and the Heritage Alliance participated in the “This Place Matters” campaign.  (Scroll down for pics.)  We also shared some great blogs from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  The first series, “Why Do Old Places Matter?” was written by Tom Mayes.  He covered such examples as Economics, Continuity, Memory, and […]