– 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 […]
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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 […]
This month’s History Happy Hour will help you prepare for the start of autumn with a program about a favorite fall beverage! Join us as we welcome Kim Floyd and Jeff “Puff” Irvin for their presentation, “The In-Cider’s Scoop.” They will be talking about the history of apples and cider as well as the […]
On Sunday, September 12th, the State of Franklin Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), are hosting their Eighth Annual Bell Ringing in honor of Constitution Week. The event will take place at 1:30 p.m. at Oak Hill School, located at 214 East Sabin Drive in Jonesborough across from […]
On Friday, September 3rd, the historic Oak Hill School will host author Marsha Honeycutt Marcela from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. The Appalachian author will be signing copies of her book Mr. Rigney, Rigney, and Me (. . .or is it “I”) about her mentor Mr. George Rigney. Copies of the book will be available […]
The “Usable Past” workshop series returns August 26 with an in-depth roundtable discussion with directors from the Alex Haley Farm, Green McAdoo Cultural Center, and the Langston Cultural Centre. This conference and workshop for tourism professionals and other interested individuals will help participants develop strategies and increase tourism opportunities with and for untapped or overlooked […]
History Happy Hour is IN-PERSON at the Jonesborough Visitors Center on Thursday, August 19th at 6:30 pm! Join us as we welcome back one of our favorite History Happy Hour partner organizations, Bristol’s Birthplace of Country Music Museum! Dr. Rene Rodgers and Scotty Almany will be on hand to share the technological story behind […]
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.