The Heritage Alliance’s riotously fun trivia night returns this summer with two in-person dates! Join us at the Eureka Inn in Jonesborough on Thursday, June 24th and Friday, August 27th at 7:00 pm for general history-based trivia questions, friendly competition, and a ton of fun! The Eureka Inn will host both events in their […]
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– 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 […]
The Heritage Alliance is excited to kick-off a new dining experience in Jonesborough with its Summer Supper series. The suppers will take place from May-September on five different historic lawns. Summer Suppers is an exclusive series and seating is very limited. Tickets for Summer Suppers can be purchased through the Town of Jonesborough’s ticketing website […]
This month’s History Happy Hour springs into action with a look at honey and mead! The program will take place at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 20th. Join us as we welcome Kim Floyd and Jeff “Puff” Irvin for their presentation, “A Friend in Mead is a Friend Indeed.” They will look at some of […]
History Happy Hour will be back in-person on Thursday, April 15th with Dr. Robert Turpin from Lees-McRae College and his research, “Black Cyclists in the United States, 1880-1910.” Dr. Turpin’s presentation will share the history and accomplishments of Black cyclists during this era and will go beyond Marshall “Major” Taylor who was a well-known cyclist […]
Useable Past: Achieving Inclusive Regional Development Free Online Workshop on April 29 Register Here: https://bit.ly/3sqxrOp Over 100 million visitors come to Tennessee, in a non-pandemic year, and the State typically earns over 20 billion dollars in revenue from tourists. It’s important that visitors, whether they are families, couples, or individuals seeking adventure, feel safe and […]
Click HERE to Register. The Heritage Alliance is pleased to offer a history-themed team trivia challenge on Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 PM. This is the third online trivia event sponsored by the organization, who first offered the program in December 2020. The event encourages friendly competition for participants who answer questions pertaining to […]
We are so proud of the award-winning work that Heritage Alliance staff members have produced this past year. On March 17, 2021, the Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) recognized Joe Spiker, Head Docent at the Chester Inn Museum and State Historic Site, and Megan Cullen Tewell, Programming Coordinator at The Heritage Alliance, who were honored […]
History Happy Hour returns on Thursday, March 18th at 6:30 pm! We kick our 2021 schedule off with Dr. Ashley Rattner and her presentation, “Benjamin Lundy, East Tennessee, and the Early Abolitionist Press.” Lundy was an abolitionist and an editor who spent his early career in Ohio and Missouri. He founded the abolitionist publication, The […]
The Chester Inn Museum’s award-winning speaker series History Happy Hour is returning for a fifth year! This program has been one of the highlights of the museum’s programming since its debut in 2016. “We are excited to bring this program back for another year,” head docent Joe Spiker says. “Each year we try to put […]
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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.