The mission of the Knoxville History Project is to research, preserve and promote the history and culture of Knoxville, Tennessee.
KHP is committed to learning more about all aspects of Knoxville, especially from long-term residents who have good memories and interesting stories to tell. Plus, we encourage anyone with interesting old photographs of Knoxville to share them with us, digitally, through our program, Knoxville Shoebox.
Remember Kiddy Land? A short-lived amusement park for residents and tourists stopping off at Bearden before the days of the Interstate (Courtesy of David Eppen)e
Our Community History programming includes talks and audience discussions covering all city sectors, augmented by oral history conversations with individuals – recorded and transcribed, with edited versions made available to the public through our online portal. Our series of sector driving tours further enhance this approach.
In addition, as you can see below, KHP develops and hosts online community history web pages that are available for everyone to read.
If you would like to discuss or share the history of your community, please contact as 865-337-7723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org