For half a century, Dr. Charles Faulkner has used archeology combined with in-depth research to bring out some of the untold stories of Knoxville: of James White’s forgotten final home; of Blount Mansion’s complicated legacy; of the tragedy at Cavett Station; of architectural landmark Ramsey House, of several other sites of log cabins or potter’s shops, often finding surprises beneath our feet.
His wife, graphic artist Terry Faulkner, has worked wonders with the more modern history of Bearden, their longtime home, both in written research and installation of appealing stone markers noting the unique neighborhood’s best stories.
Working together in recent years, the Faulkners have added much to what we know of the once-formidable Union Fort Sanders, the site of the worst loss of life in Knoxville history; finding some of its secrets still lying beneath the houses and streets of an equally historic neighborhood, they’ve raised intriguing questions about the site.
KHP recognizes Charles and Terry upon their recent work, co-writing Rediscovering Fort Sanders: The American Civil War and Its Impact on Knoxville’s Cultural Landscape, published by UT Press.
The nonprofit Knoxville History Project exists to research, promote, and preserve the history and culture of Knoxville. KHP engages the community about the city’s long and rich story, highlighting the iconic downtown core as well as its broader communities and neighborhoods.
KHP’s programs and signature publications, Historic Knoxville and Historic Bearden, have been embraced by residents, visitors, developers, real east agents, city government, Leadership Knoxville, and UT.
The link to the event will be posted on our EVENTS PAGE.
Knoxville Archeological Sponsors
Bob and Lynne Davis
Merikay Waldvogel and Jerry Ledbetter
Bearden History Sponsors
Donate $50 and above:
Receive monthly “New Scruffy Citizen” stories and a set of 4 vintage reproduction postcards
Donate $100 and above:
Receive KHP’s annual printed story collection in the fall and all the above.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Please consider sponsoring the event which also helps us cover the costs associate with producing a video tribute to the Faulkners to be produced by Linda Billman and Doug Mills formerly of the award-winning Heartland series.
Sponsorship packet: KHP 2021 Virtual Event Sponsorship Opportunities
If you cannot attend but would still like to make a general donation or a donation in honor of Dr. Charles and Terry Faulkner. please make a donation online or mail a check to:
Knoxville History Project
516 West Vine Avenue, #8
Knoxville TN 37902.
Please call 865-337-7723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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