Olde Towne Pancake House Serving Dinner for Trivia Night

The Olde Towne Pancake House will be serving a limited dinner menu this Friday, June 24th before our Trivia Night. Dinner service will start at 6:00 pm. The menu is included below. Trivia will start at 7:00 pm. There’s still time to sign up through our website. We hope to see you there!

 

APPETIZER SAMPLER PLATTER

Enough for 4 to share:  Chicken tenders with honey mustard or ranch dressing, mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, and your choice of Spinach artichoke dip or guacamole with tortilla chips.

$14.99

BASKETS

Choose one of the following:

Chicken Tenders (3) Breaded chicken tenders, deep fried to a golden crisp, served with Ranch or Honey Mustard Dressing                                                                                                                                                                $6.99

Olde Towne Sliders (2) Mini cheeseburgers topped with bacon, ketchup, mustard and grilled onions on brioche buns.                                                                                                                                                                   $4.99

Club Sandwich – Turkey, Ham, Bacon & Cheese with lettuce, tomato and mayo on toasted bread  $5.99

Choose your sides (1 for $1.99, 2 for $3.79):  Fries, Okra, Onion Rings, Bacon and Ranch pasta salad loaded with veggies, in ranch dressing or Corn Salad (Whole kernel corn, onions, peppers, cheese in a mayonnaise dressing with season salt and topped with Chili Cheese Fritos).

 

DESSERTS

Mini Pancakes:  A smaller portion of our delicious pancakes, baked, in mini muffin cups and topped with berries and whipped cream.  Served with margarine and your choice of maple flavored, blueberry, raspberry or strawberry syrup.  A serving of 3.                                                                                       $3.99

Mini Cheesecake Bites:  3 mini cheesecake bites – New York Style, Caramel Chocolate Chip, and Strawberry Swirl (one of each)                                                                                                                     $3.99

 

BEVERAGES

All with free refills

Proudly serving Pepsi Products – Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Dr. Pepper, Lemonade                                                                                       20 oz                $1.99

Coffee: (In-house ground beans) Regular or Decaf                                                   $1.99

Tea:  Sweet or Unsweet                                                                      20 oz                $1.75

Speaker Series Line Up Taste of Tennessee

We have a great Speaker Series set for the Taste of Tennessee Appalachian Foodways festival on Saturday, June 18th. You can purchase listening tickets for $5.00 at https://www.heritageall.org/taste-of-tennessee/ or bring five, non-perishable food items to donate to the JAMA Food Pantry. All speakers will be at the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center at 117 Boone Street.

 

       

 

Summer Supper on Spring Street on July 23rd

The Heritage Alliance is excited to host a Summer Supper on Saturday, July 23rd at 6:00 pm on Spring Street in Jonesborough. The Summer Suppers are an exclusive series and seating is very limited to only 36 people. Tickets for Summer Suppers can be purchased through the Town of Jonesborough’s ticketing website at jonesborough.com/tickets.

 

This year’s Summer Supper will take place at a unique location on Spring Street. The building was once a store and a house. The supper will be catered by Main Street and will take place on the lawn of the home. Guests will be able to enjoy the sounds of Little Limestone Creek and the musical stylings of the Jonesborough Novelty Band. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the history of Spring Street, this is your chance. All of the Summer Suppers sold out in 20221, so make sure you get your tickets today.

 

Funds from ticket sales will help the Heritage Alliance organization continue their educational programs, whether they be in-person or virtual. Ticket sales are non-refundable, but they are considered a donation. In the case of inclement weather, tents will be utilized on the lawn and the Heritage Alliance will only reschedule the event in case of extreme or dangerous weather.

 

We hope you will consider spending a summer evening in Tennessee’s Oldest Town.

Trivia Night at Olde Towne Pancake House on June 24th

The Heritage Alliance’s riotously fun trivia night is back on Friday, June 24th at a new location!

 

Join us at the Olde Towne Pancake House in Jonesborough on Friday, June 24th at 7:00 pm for general history-based trivia questions, friendly competition, and a ton of fun! The restaurant will open at 6:00 pm that evening with a limited dinner menu for trivia participants. The Heritage Alliance will also have trivia on Friday, July 22nd.

 

Not a “history buff?” Don’t worry! Trivia questions cover a wide range of topics and categories and include something for everyone. Previous topics have included Odd Jobs, Pop Culture, Food & Drink, Sports, and more!

 

 

Teams (of up to six people) can register up until the evening of the event, which will kick off at 7:00 PM and last approximately two hours. We request that teams check in with the hosts prior to the event. Joe Spiker and Megan Cullen Tewell with the Heritage Alliance will host the event, tallying points and administering prizes to the winners. The event is family-friendly and open to all ages. Cost is $10.00 per team, although additional donations are appreciated.

 

You can sign your team up for trivia at Heritageall.org. The link to sign up for the event is at the top of the page. Like and follow the Heritage Alliance on Facebook for more information.

 

This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission.

History Happy Hour Welcomes Back Woodworker Curtis Buchanan on June 16th

History Happy Hour is exited to welcome back master woodworker Curtis Buchanan on Thursday, June 16th at 6:30 pm!

 

The Heritage Alliance hosted Curtis in 2018 with a record breaking History Happy Hour attendance. The master woodworker will be back this June to demonstrate traditional, wooden spoon making. This program will take place outside on the patio of the International Storytelling Center. The program will begin at 6:30 pm and participants can join in-person or stream live on the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page. The program is free and open to the public!

 

Curtis Buchanan offers classes on traditional, woodworking techniques. His chairs, furniture, spoons, and more can be purchased throughout the area.  His Windsor Chairs are on display in the Tennessee State Museum, the Southern Highlands Craft Guild, the Tennessee State Governor’s Mansion, and Thomas Jefferson’s home at Monticello. For more information, visit his website at www.curtisbuchananchairmaker.com.

 

History Happy Hour takes place on the third Thursday of the month through November at 6:30 pm. The full schedule for the year is available at heritageall.org and on the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page.  Put the dates on your calendar, because you never know what you’re going to learn at History Happy Hour. This program offers insightful history to the public, fosters a collaborative relationship with various individuals and organizations, and increases the role of the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum as a community meeting place.

 

This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission.

Entries Open for “Take the Cake Competition” at the Taste of Tennessee Festival

Strap on those aprons and heat up those ovens, folks, because it’s time to get baking! The Taste of Tennessee, the region’s premiere Appalachian food festival, is coming to downtown Jonesborough this summer. On Saturday, June 18th, the Heritage Alliance will host the first-ever in-person version of the festival from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, welcoming vendors, speakers, musicians, and more. One of the festival’s featured events is a community-wide cake-baking competition with categories for home cooks, professionals, and children. The “Take the Cake” contest welcomes participants of all culinary backgrounds and levels of expertise that have a favorite cake recipe to share!

 

 

Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, including local luminaries such as Jonesborough Mayor Chuck Vest, and the public will be able to purchase samples of the entries after the competition. Winners will receive prizes, as well as the distinction of being a “Take the Cake” champion!

 

Think you’ve got enough flour power to cream the competition? You butter register today at www.heritageall.org/taste-of-tennessee/. Entries cost $5.00, and funds are used to benefit the Heritage Alliance’s historical and educational programs. Contact the Heritage Alliance with questions or for more information!

Now Hiring: Heritage Alliance AmeriCorps Position

Heritage Alliance AmeriCorps Position

Desired Position: 8 month contract, part time, 900 hours

Start Date: Immediately

Location: Jonesborough, TN

 

Curator/Archivist AmeriCorps Position

The Heritage Alliance is in search of an AmeriCorps participant to assist us with our archives and exhibits in the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum. We preserve and study a vast array of historical artifacts in our permanent collection. This position would be trained on the PastPerfect museum system and would help us accession collections and process collections. This position would also help properly clean and organize archival and museum spaces. You would learn our digitization process and help us digitize our archival images and upload them to SentryFile platform for public use. You would help us mount exhibits in the Jonesborough/Washington County Museum as well as plan new exhibitions. You would be asked to help with school groups, especially if they were doing an activity in the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum. The Heritage Alliance hosts a few large events each year, many of them fundraisers, and this position would be expected to help out on event days. The bulk of the work and job would take place in the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum and our archives.

We are looking for someone who takes direction well. We need someone who can work as part of a team but can also take initiative and complete an assigned task on their own. Some of the time you would be working with a group, and sometimes you would be working on your own.

A degree in history and/or experience in the museum field is a plus, but not a requirement. An earnest interest in history is a requirement.

Preferred skills: database entry, word processing, research, organization, article writing.

This job will interact with the public off and on, especially students, so people skills are needed.

 

Appalachia Cares AmeriCorps Application – Appalachia CARES AmeriCorps Application (jotform.com)

Appalachia Cares AmeriCorps Reference Form – AmeriCorps Reference Form (jotform.com)

History Happy Hour with Black in Appalachia on May 19th

History Happy Hour is exited to host William Isom with Black in Appalachia on Thursday, May 19th at 6:30 pm!

 

The Heritage Alliance has partnered with Black in Appalachia in the past, but we’ve never had them present at History Happy Hour. William Isom will talk about “Enslavement to National Emancipation: Black Data from Washington County, Tennessee 1860 – 1870.” The program will begin at 6:30 pm and participants can join in-person or stream live on the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page. The event will take place in the Chester Inn’s board room, located in the back addition of the building. The program is free and open to the public!

 

Black in Appalachia: Research, Education & Support is a non-profit that works in collaboration with public media, residents, university departments, libraries, archives and community organizations to highlight the history and contributions of African-Americans in the development of the Mountain South and its culture. They do that through research, local narratives, public engagement and exhibition. Black in Appalachia is a community service for Appalachian residents and families with roots in the region. William Isom is an East Tennessee native & the director of Black in Appalachia. He coordinates the project’s research, community data base development, documentary film & photography production, oral history collection, and educational events with residents. For more information, visit their website at www.blackinappalachia.org.

 

History Happy Hour takes place on the third Thursday of the month through November at 6:30 pm. The full schedule for the year is available at heritageall.org and on the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page.  Put the dates on your calendar, because you never know what you’re going to learn at History Happy Hour. This program offers insightful history to the public, fosters a collaborative relationship with various individuals and organizations, and increases the role of the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum as a community meeting place.

 

This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission. For more information on the Chester Inn Museum, History Happy Hour, or the Heritage Alliance please call our office at 423.753.9580 or the Chester Inn Museum at 423.753.4580. You can also contact the organization via email at info@heritageall.org. Additional information about the Heritage Alliance and its mission can be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/. Be sure to follow the Chester Inn and Heritage Alliance Facebook pages and the Chester Inn Museum’s YouTube channel for updates about events at the Chester Inn and other Heritage Alliance programs.

 

CANCELED: Nancy’s Story at Telford Ruritan Club

Due to a health emergency, the performances of Nancy scheduled for this Saturday, June 25th at the Telford Ruritan Club have been canceled. We are sorry to share this news, and we apologize for the inconvenience this causes. Guests who bought tickets will be issued full refunds. Our plan is to reschedule this show for later in the year. As soon as we have that new date, we will let you know.

 

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. Even though the paper was short-lived, The Emancipator had over 2,000 subscribers and its reach went all the way to Boston and Philadelphia. In spite of his abolitionist beliefs, Embree himself was an enslaver. Nancy was an enslaved woman owned by Elihu Embree, and her story will be shared at the Telford Ruritan Club on Saturday, June 25th in the original play entitled “Nancy.”

 

Written by Anne G’Fellers-Mason, Executive Director of the Heritage Alliance, “Nancy” follows a year in the woman’s life, from January 1820 when Elihu Embree wrote his will to January 1821 when his will was read before the Washington County court. In his will, Embree tried to free Nancy and her five children, but were his wishes carried out? What was Nancy feeling and thinking during this time? The play is based on primary research relying heavily on documents from the Washington County Archives. The role of Nancy will be performed by local actress Ubunibi-Afia Short. “Nancy” won an Award of Excellence from the Tennessee Association of Museums and has been performed twice in the region to sold-out crowds. Do not miss your chance to see this powerful performance.

 

“It is an honor to bring the show to the stage at the Telford Ruritan Club,” Mason says. “The Heritage Alliance is all about making connections with our community, and we are so glad we can do that through Nancy’s story. We have performed this play in the Sarah Sevier Memorial Chapel at the Embree House Historic Farm and on a stair landing at Harris Hall at Washington College Academy. Nancy’s story can be shared just about anywhere. This time, we’re taking to the stage in the old, school auditorium. ”

 

There will be two performances on June 25th at 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm. The show is a fundraiser for the Telford Ruritan Club and the Heritage Alliance. The show will be performed onstage in the old Telford School located at 101 Telford School Road. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased directly through the Town of Jonesborough’s ticketing system at Jonesborough.com/tickets or by calling the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center at 423.753.1010. Seating is limited to only 50 people per performance, so make sure you purchase your tickets in advance.

 

The Heritage Alliance is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educational experiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences. For more information, visit our website at heritageall.org or call our office at 423.753.9580.

 

The Telford Ruritan Club has been serving their community since 1961. They host a BBQ supper on the second Friday of every month. They support various organizations including Wreaths across America, Tilted Tavern Animal Sanctuary, and St. Jude’s Second Harvest Food Bank. They maintain a Little Lending Library, a Community Produce Stand, and a roadside food pantry box at their site.

 

History Trivia Is Back!

The Heritage Alliance’s riotously fun trivia night returns this summer with three in-person dates!

 

Join us at the Eureka Inn in Jonesborough on Friday, May 27th at 7:00 pm for general history-based trivia questions, friendly competition, and a ton of fun! We will be outside in the courtyard for this event. Go ahead and mark Friday, June 24th and Friday, July 22nd on your calendars, too. Those will be our other trivia dates, locations for those two dates is TBD.

 

Not a “history buff?” Don’t worry! Trivia questions cover a wide range of topics and categories and include something for everyone. Previous topics have included Odd Jobs, Pop Culture, Food & Drink, Sports, and more!

 

Teams (of up to six people) can register up until the evening of the event, which will kick off at 7:00 PM and last approximately two hours. We request that teams check in with the hosts prior to the event. Joe Spiker and Megan Cullen Tewell with the Heritage Alliance will host the event, tallying points and administering prizes to the winners. The event is family-friendly and open to all ages. Cost is $10.00 per team, although additional donations are appreciated.

 

You can sign your team up for trivia at Heritageall.org. The link to sign up for the event is at the top of the page. Like and follow the Heritage Alliance on Facebook for more information.

 

 

This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission. For more information on the Chester Inn Museum, History Happy Hour, or the Heritage Alliance please call our office at 423.753.9580 or the Chester Inn Museum at 423.753.4580.  You can also contact the organization via email at info@heritageall.org.  Additional information about the Heritage Alliance and its mission can be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/. Be sure to follow the Chester Inn and Heritage Alliance Facebook pages for updates about events at the Chester Inn and other Heritage Alliance programs.