KNOXVILLE HISTORY PROJECT HOLIDAY PARTY
Monday December 16th at 6:30pm at Maple Hall
Due to unforeseen circumstances, KHP’s Third Thursday Talk this month will be held on Monday, December 16th.
We’ll be having a holiday party–a birthday party, of sorts, for it was five years ago this month that the Knoxville History Project was founded and now that it’s here, we like it and want to keep it, and we appreciate your helping us stick around.
We’re going to celebrate with some stories, both about KHP and about Knoxville at Christmastime over the last couple of centuries, and we’ll also have some surprises, things we’ve never done before, including an informal Knoxville History trivia contest.
As always, it’s free, but good meals and interesting drinks are available for purchase. And for last-minute shoppers, we’ll also bring our books and other products (we have a new shipment of our Knoxville History card deck, with a Joker you’ll recognize).
This special holiday event showcases Christmas in Knoxville throughout the years. Jack Neely, Executive Director of the Knoxville History Project will share Knoxville holiday stories from the past and Paul James, Director of Development will feature vintage film footage of Knoxville Christmas parades from the vaults of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image & Sound.
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Hollie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Storyteller Laura Still helps you live the stories of pioneers, soldiers, outlaws, and even fictional characters who walked these streets before you. Learn more about Laura and her story on the KWT’s Page.
Knoxville has a rich history full of colorful characters and famous, and infamous, figures whose lives have been the inspiration for books, movies, and works of art. Take a stroll through history in beautiful downtown Knoxville while listening to true tales of the heroes, heels, and hardened criminals that are part of the hidden lore of this unique East Tennessee town. A portion of ticket proceeds are donated to KHP.
New! – Side Street Shadows Ghost Tour
Hear more tales of ghostly history as you follow storyteller Laura Still on the Side Street Shadows tour. Find out who haunts the Farragut, how a gunfight on Cumberland nearly started a war, and where you might meet the courteous spirit of a scholar or the grumpy ghost of a violent rebel. Details & Tickets
Shadow Side Ghost Tour
Brave souls who enjoy a chill can join us for a trip into Knoxville’s shadow side. The city’s history of blood-stained streets echoing with gunfire is full of restless spirits. Visit their haunts and hear local legends of ghostly apparitions. Details & Tickets
Shadow Side 2: Ghosts of the Old City
Red Summer, drunken brawls, hot lead, and blood on the tracks. Knoxville’s Old City used to be known as the bowery, where victims of murderous brawls, dealdly shoot-outs, and horrific train crashes haunt the old buildings and back alleys along with the ghost of a musician who hasn’t quite faded away. Details & Ticket
Walk the streets of a city torn in two by divided loyalties and then get an overview of the fighting from the observation deck of the Sunsphere. Spies, bridge burners, miracle shots, betrayal, and battle. Details & Tickets
Family feuds and wanted outlaws. You’ll relive the days when Knoxville was the wild west and Gay Street was the OK Corral. Details & Tickets
Step back over two centuries and visit Knoxville’s founders as you listen to the stories of the settlement of White’s Fort and establishment of the capital of the Southwest Territory at the headwaters of the Tennessee. Details & Tickets
The Knoxville story has always been set to music, from the time when the poetic rhythms of the native Cherokee tribes still echoed in the hills and the ballads of the Scots-Irish settlers were sung around campfires on the riverbanks. Immigrants from all over the world brought new instruments and tunes to enliven the song and make Knoxville home to musicians of every genre. Details & Tickets
Home of Cormac McCarthy, Nikki Giovanni, James Agee, and more. You’ll visit the scenes that inspired them and walk in the footsteps of their characters. Details & Tickets