The Heritage Alliance is excited to offer a new walking tour on Saturday, December 18th. As a part of Jonesborough’s Christmas Church Stroll, the Alliance will be offering Historic Church Tours at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. These tours will lead guests down Main Street and will include the history of Jonesborough’s churches, interesting tidbits, […]
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. The Heritage Alliance is ho-ho-hosting its riotously fun trivia night in December with questions to test your knowledge of all things festive and historical! Join us at the Jonesborough Visitors Center on Thursday, December 16th at 7:00 pm for holiday-themed and history-based trivia questions, friendly competition, and a […]
Join us at the Chester Inn Museum this holiday season to add some 19th Century flair to your celebrations! This year we are featuring four special programs at the museum. On Saturday, November 27 we will be hosting a reading of Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” in our restored parlor room. We […]
212 E Sabine Dr, Jonesborough, TN 37659 Office Phone: (423) 753-9580 General Inquiries: email@example.com Office Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Call for Applications: Project Archivist, Photograph Collection Position Limited Duration Appointment – Project Archivist, Photograph Collection Duration December 2021 to May 2022 Compensation $4,000.00 (Payment will be broken into monthly installments […]
The magic of Tennessee’s oldest town comes alive during the Progressive Dinner hosted by the Heritage Alliance. This year’s dinner takes place on the evening of Saturday, December 4th. Multiple seating times are available at 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 7:40 pm. Now in its 43rd year, the Progressive Dinner is a unique event, […]
– In 1820, Elihu Embree published his newspaper The Emancipator on Main Street, Jonesborough. The seven edition paper is the first publication dedicated solely to the cause of abolitionism. Embree passed away in December of 1820, and the paper died with him. Even though it was short-lived, The Emancipator had over 2,000 subscribers and its […]
What better time of year to explore the history of death and mourning than October? Join us as we welcome Roberta Pipitone for her presentation, ““19th Century American Mourning Rules, Customs, and Symbolism.” Ms. Pipitone was a theatre teacher for 30 years, but she has been a collector and researcher of all things mourning […]
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 […]
– A Spot on the Hill, the original, research-based play returns this October to the Old Jonesborough Cemetery. Now celebrating its seventh season, this edition features new characters. New stories include members of the Panhorst family, John Simpson who owned the Mansion House, Spanish American War veteran William Armstrong, and Lucy Stuart who has a […]
The Heritage Alliance, or should we say Scare-itage Alliance is bringing its riotously fun trivia night back in October with questions to test your knowledge of all things spooky and historical! Join us at the Eureka Inn in Jonesborough on Friday, October 8th at 7:00 pm for general history-based trivia questions, friendly competition, and […]
212 East Sabin Drive
Jonesborough, TN 37659
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.