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New Feature Exhibition
Bagels & Barbeque examines Jewish experience in Tennessee
ETHS Awards of Excellence
First Families of Tennessee license plate approved by Tennessee legislature
Family Search Indexing Volunteers
East TN student National History Day wins 2nd in nation
Brown Bag lectures
1834 leadership giving Society
East TN preservation Conference
Bagels & Barbeque: The Jewish Experience in Adolph Ochs and the Chattanooga Times Building Tennessee, a traveling exhibition from the Tennessee state Museum, will be at the Museum of east Tennessee history, Adolph Ochs and the chattanooga october 18-January 23, 2011. a local component added to Times Building. The Ochs family earlier the exhibit by eThs will concentrate more specifically on the lived in Knoxville where at age 11 Adolph began his newspaper career by Jewish communities across east Tennessee. delivering the Knoxville chronicle to The exhibition traces the saga of early Jewish settlers help support his family. from europe to Tennessee. a few were living in upper east Tennessee in the 1770s and in Middle Tennessee by the 1820s. By 1870, groups in nashville, Memphis, chattanooga, and Knoxville had purchased land for you are invited cemeteries—a first concern of new Jewish communities—and founded congregations for worship. Bagels & Barbeque Bagels & Barbeque also looks at the life of Jewish families Members-only Preview during the civil war and reconstruction, the newspaper empire 2:30 p.m., october 17 of the adolph ochs family, and the influence of the Jewish Tour & Gallery Talk community as health and music industry professionals, university with Guest curator professors, executives, artists, and more. Candance Adelson, Ph.D. scholars from across the state of Tennessee, along with noted senior curator of fashion & authorities on Jewish history from other locations, provided the Textiles, Tennessee state Museum research for Bagels & Barbeque. The exhibition was mounted Museum of east Tennessee history by the Tennessee state Museum in collaboration with the Jewish federation of nashville and Middle Tennessee, Jewish federation of Greater chattanooga, Knoxville Jewish alliance, and Memphis Jewish federation, with participation of other Jewish communities around the state. The statewide tour is supported in part by a grant from humanities Tennessee, an independent affiliate of the national endowment for the humanities. For more information, see www.eastTNhistory.org.
— Reprinted with permission from Chattanooga Jewish Community by Joy Effron Abelson Adams, www.arcadiapublishing.com
ETHS goes Social
ETHS Annual meeting of the membership
some 200 members and guests from across the region gathered at the east Tennessee history center on May 4 to celebrate a year of accomplishment and to elect new members of the board. Guest speaker for the evening was Dr. Dan Feller, editor and director of the Andrew Jackson Papers at the University of Tennessee and the Center for Jacksonian America. Dr. Feller informed and entertained the crowd with a recounting of discoveries and stories from the Center’s worldwide search to locate all of Jackson’s surviving papers. (continued on page 6)
THE COUNTIES OF EAST TENNESSEE
East Tennessee History Center 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville
Featured speaker Dr. Dan Feller, ETHS Director Cherel Henderson, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett; ETHS board member Natalie L. Haslam
Tennessee students cheer as their state’s name is called during the NHD Roll Call of the States.
East Tennessee students score in National History Day
The national history Day (nhD) program continues to grow in the region, as evidenced by the numbers of participating students, teachers, and schools in the March 1 east Tennessee history Day district contest, sponsored by the east Tennessee historical society and the university of Tennessee’s Department of history. some 3,000 middle and high school students took part in our regional contest this year, with 369 students representing 11 counties, advancing to the district contest. fifty teachers from 40 schools participated. The top three projects in each category (exhibits, documentaries, performances, papers, and website design) advanced to the state’s Tennessee History Day contest, held april 17 at legislative Plaza in nashville and sponsored by the Tennessee historical society. east Tennessee students won first or second place in 23 of the 32 categories in the state contest. nhD is a curriculum enhancement program designed to change the way history is taught and learned in the classroom. it is a rigorous program that requires students to conduct extensive primary and secondary research, interpret information, and draw conclusions about the meaning of the past. “history Day is sort of a science fair for history, only more fun,” says contest co-coordinator william e. hardy. “east
Tennessee students are achieving great success with history Day. This success is demonstrated not only in the medals and awards they earn at the district, state, and national contests, but also in the career paths that many have taken as a result of their history day projects.”
National History Day Update
East Tennessee student scores second in nation
in national history Day competition, held June 14-15 in college Park, Maryland, emma Grace Thompson of Tellico Plains took second place in national finals in the Junior individual Documentary category for her project “innovation Emma Grace Thompson ends isolation: The effect of the Telephone on a small appalachian community.” This marks the third time in four years that an east Tennessee student has placed nationally. forty-three Tennessee students were among the 2,000 in the national competition this year, where their work was evaluated by more than 300 historians and educational professionals, with more than $250,000 in scholarships and cash prizes awarded. “This phenomenal group of students from Tennessee conducted thorough research and produced high-quality projects to become the best history Day students in the state,” said Kelly Wilkerson of the Tennessee Historical Society and state coordinator for Tennessee history Day. for information on how you can be involved in nhD, contact lisa n. oakley at 865-215-8828. Derry. closing ceremony and presentations at Magee campus of the university of ulster; Day 8, check out and return home. The full cost will be 1000 euros which amounts to abut $1270 as of today. included are the lectures, research at archival institutions, two-in-a-room accommodations at the ramada encore hotel in Belfast for six nights, plus six breakfasts, five evening meals, and five lunches. The rate also includes admission charges to all visitor attractions and group transport throughout the week. single accommodations will be available for 150 euros or about $190 extra. what is not included in transportation from and return to the u.s. and the optional individual excursions on June 23-24. several from eThs plan to make this trip. if you think you have an interest in joining us or would like more information, please contact anne smalley by e-mail at [email protected]
edu.(Dr. George K. schweitzer’s secretary). we will then keep in touch with you regarding details as they become available.
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Tennessee students cheer when their state’s name was called during the NHD Roll Call of the States.
ETHS goes to Northern Ireland
on the last week of June in 2011 the ulster historical foundation will offer a seven-day course in ulster (scotsirish) Genealogical and historical research in Belfast, northern ireland. The course will involve lectures, investigations in the major genealogical repositories in northern ireland, and numerous side trips to historic places in ulster. The schedule follows: Day 1, arrival, registration, rest up; Day 2:, lectures in the morning, trip to sentry hill in afternoon; Day 3, Visits and guided research in Public record office of northern ireland, linen hall library, Presbyterian historical society library, and Belfast central library (including the newspaper library); Day 4, all-day trip to Barons court, ulster-american folk Park, and centre for Migration studies; Days 6 & 7, free day for individual excursions out from Belfast; Day 7, outing to londonderry and Donegal to visit the Monreagh heritage centre and the walled city of
ETHS 1834 Society for leadership giving
The east Tennessee historical society has established the 1834 society for leadership Giving to recognize major annual Giving donors making a multiyear commitment that results in a minimum cumulative gift of $25,000. founding membership is designated for those joining in 2010 and 2011. new members will be acknowledged at an annual induction dinner to celebrate incoming honorees and to recognize the continuing generosity of existing 1834 society members. The program’s goal is to provide annual funding for eThs to operate the new and expanded Museum of east Tennessee history as an educational institution and a premier destination attraction for both the region’s residents and visitors. we are inviting individuals, corporations, and foundations from across the region to show their generous volunteer spirit and make a commitment of $25,000 to $100,000 payable in annual gifts of cash or securities over five years. special opportunities are available to apply the gift toward sponsorship of museum feature exhibitions, special events, or K-12 student education programs. you can help us ensure the future of our region’s history by becoming a member of the 1834 society at one of the following levels: John sevier leadership circle $100,000 sequoyah leadership circle $ 75,000 David crockett leadership circle $ 50,000 william Blount leadership circle $ 25,000 if you are interested in learning more about 1834 society membership, call cherel henderson at 865-215-8823 or [email protected]
additional information can be found at www.eastTnhistory.org.
State Legislature approves First Families of Tennessee license plate
Show your Tennessee pride.
The Tennessee state legislature has approved an official license plate commemorating the first families of Tennessee family heritage program of the east Tennessee historical society. state guidelines call for the sale of 1000 license plates in the first year to validate the plate. The design of the plate will soon be available via the eThs website. if you are a Tennessee resident with an interest in purchasing a ffT plate or would like to learn more, please contact lisa Belleman at [email protected]
or call 865-215-8883.
ETHS hosts Western Writers
The western writers of america held their first-ever convention east of the Mississippi in Knoxville, June 22-26, with the east Tennessee historical society as a local host. in addition to program sessions, the group toured the region, visiting cumberland Gap, the crockett Tavern, and cherokee, north carolina. a panel of eight crockett scholars and experts discussed the life and legacy of legendary frontiersman David crockett. The panel included east Tennesseans Dr. Michael lofaro from the university of Tennessee, Jim claborn of hamblen county, and western author cameron Judd of chucky, Joe swann, owner of crockett’s first gun and an eThs board member. The convention ended with the “spur award Banquet” on saturday night during which outstanding authors and works were recognized with a variety of awards.
Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and e-news
ETHS goes social
need a reminder or want to be the first to hear about special events and workshops? There are many ways to stay informed, such as subscribing to the eThs e-newsletter at www.eastTnhistory.org. The social media sites of facebook, Twitter, and youTube are also convenient ways to stay in touch via the following links: www.facebook.com/eastTnhistory www.twitter.com/eastTnhistory www.youtube.com/eastTnhistory
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(L to R): Three Crockett scholars, Joe Swann, owner of Davy’s first gun, Paul Hutton, a professor of history at the University of New Mexico, and History Channel contributor, and film producer David Zucker get a good look at the first “Betsy,” a popular artifact in the Museum of East Tennessee History.
Books by western writers were flying off the shelves during the two-hour booksigning featuring 50 popular authors representing 150 titles.
Bagels and Barbeque: The Jewish Experience
Related Programs October 24, Tour of the New Jewish Cemetery (corner of Glenn and Keith avenues), led by Scott B. Hahn, 2:00 p.m. November 10, Brown Bag Lecture: A Separate Circle: Jewish Life in Knoxville, Tennessee, Wendy Lowe Besmann, 12 Noon December 8, Brown Bag Lecture: “Children’s Holocaust Memorial at the Whitwell Middle School,” Linda Hooper, 12 Noon
East Tennessee Historical Society Calendar of Events
September 25— Celebrate National Museum Day FREE ADMISSION at the Museum of East Tennessee History ETHS joins the Smithsonian Institution and other museums across the country in observance of National Museum Day by offering free museum admission. October 13— “’I’m Afraid the Town is Gone’: Knoxville’s Million Dollar Fire,” by William E. Hardy October 17— Members-only preview Bagels & Barbeque: The Jewish Experience in East Tennessee exhibition, 2:30 p.m. November 11— Veterans Day Free Museum Admission for all veterans and their families before and after the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Knoxville. Parade begins at 11 a.m. and marches down Gay Street, passing the East Tennessee History Center. December 3— History for the Holidays: Open House at East Tennessee Historical Society, featuring craft demonstrations, regional authors, crafts and storytelling for kids.
Brown Bag lectures
October 13—“’I’m Afraid the Town is Gone’: Knoxville’s Million Dollar Fire,” by William E. Hardy What at midnight, April 6, 1897, was the most magnificent block in the city of Knoxville, by sunrise the next day had become a blackened mass of smoldering ruins—a “Million Dollar” loss. In a very short period of time, the fire became a critical part of the legend of Knoxville’s vitality as its boosters hailed the city as the “new jewel in the crown of the New South.” William E. Hardy, a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Tennessee and author of numerous scholarly publications, including Historic Photos of Knoxville, will discuss the catastrophic destruction wrought by the fire that swept the business district, and also the countless stories of heroic deeds and amazing escapes that contribute to the captivating story of Knoxville’s Million Dollar Fire. Brown Bag Lectures begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center and are free and open to the public. Soft drinks are available.
Good food, good service, heaping helping of nostalgia
At the Highlands grill
as part of its pre-opening activities, highlands Grill located in the old Bearden area of Knoxville, hosted an evening for eThs members and guests, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting eThs. originally opened in 1934, the highlands Grill was popular with families and a frequent stop for college students. Many of those present remembered the grill from that time and delighted newcomers by sharing those nostalgic memories. restaurant owner Tom weiss has decorated the walls with prints from the eThs collection of paintings by russell Briscoe.
October 16 October 30 November 13 December 4 Beginning Genealogy (1:15-4 p.m.) Using Footnote on the Internet (1:15-2:45 p.m.) Using Tennessee State Library & Archives Website (1:15-3:45 p.m.) The McClung Historical Collection (1:15-3:15 p.m.)
Reservations required—Call 865-215-8809. Reservations will open two weeks before each class. workshops are held in the computer classroom of the east Tennessee history center.
Around the table, left to right: Lucille (Bilo) and Ernie Nelson, Mrs. David (Donna) Kerr; Walter Pulliam, Mrs. Ann Gordon Hamilton, Lee Whitson, Dick Whitson, Mrs. Hubert Slatery, Bud Albers, Margaret (Pego) Dempster. Volume 26, No. 1 - 2, Spring & Summer 2010
Examples of pottery made in East Tennessee sought
examples of pottery made in east Tennessee are sought for study and possible inclusion in a major exhibition. The exhibition will open at the Museum of east Tennessee history in the spring of 2011. carole wahler, an authority and collector of Tennessee pottery, will be the guest curator. she notes that many pieces of pottery made in the region remain in private hands, often passed down through families. in preparation for the exhibition, carole is asking anyone with pieces of pottery, whether damaged or in good condition, that may have been made in east Tennessee to contact her at [email protected]
FamilySearch to make billions more records available online
eThs was host to a familysearch Volunteer indexing meeting on June 23, attended by some 70 individuals and representatives from organizations across the region. in an exciting—and to genealogists, breathtaking—announcement, familysearch staffer Jim ericson discussed a massive project to digitize and index billions of records in the microfilm collection of the lDs family history library in salt lake city and make them available on the web. These searchable records will provide online access to researchers around the world. familysearch is a free website and the most heavily used genealogy site in the world. you can see an example of the project and access hundreds of millions of records already available online at http://pilot. familysearch.org.
prized gene Horner fiddle
ETHS is honored to be the recipient of a fiddle crafted by renowned instrument maker Gene Horner of the Westel community in Cumberland County. The fiddle is constructed from an ancient spruce tree from the Smoky Mountians with other parts constructed of regional maple, walnut, and holly. In March 2009, Horner was one of eight people to receive the annual Governor’s Art Award, Tennessee’s highest honor in the arts. He was recognized in the Folklife Heritage category.
Become a FamilySearch Indexing Volunteer!
familysearch is recruiting volunteers to transcribe these records and indexes and make them freely available online. • Volunteers can work from home anytime, with online access available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. • stop and start at your convenience—only minutes a week required • choose from a variety of projects—new additions weekly To learn more about the familysearch indexing project or to volunteer, e-mail indexing.familysearch.org.
Quilter Merikay Waldvogel honored
First Fridays at the Center
as part of downtown Knoxville’s first friday celebrations, eThs will present a series of artists and programs: october 1, “for Memories sake: a Documentary by ashley Maynor.” ashley Maynor’s grandmother, angela singer, was an amateur photographer and home movie maker. for 35 years of her life, she made it a point to take 35 photographs. ashley will present a documentary about her grandmother’s work and will answer questions about how to preserve family photos. november 5 “Jazz and art” Bradley reeves of the Tennessee archive of Moving image and sound will present clips of jazz performances from the 1940s. The guest artist will be Joe letitia. his work features silhouettes of individuals using the positive and negative spaces of wood turnings. hours for first friday at the center are 5-8 p.m. refreshments are by club leconte, official sponsor for “first fridays at the center.” club leconte’s famous sunday brunch is now open to the public.
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“label quilt” now in ETHS collection
As a tribute to quilt historian Merikay Waldvogel upon her induction to the Quilters Hall of Fame, the Smoky Mountain Quilters presented the East Tennessee Historical Society with a “label quilt” made by Bonnie Jones. The quilt is one of eighteen quilts made from discarded clothing labels from Tennford Weaving in Wartburg in Morgan County, where Mrs. Jones worked from 1970-1978. The others were gifted to family members and one to the plant manager.
ETHS Annual meeting of the membership (continued from page 1)
2010-2011 ETHS Board of Directors
The annual Meeting is the occasion to elect officers and directors for the coming year. Those elected for the 20102011 year are president, Jack e. williams; president elect, susan richardson williams; vice presidents for Knoxville area, natalie l. haslam and Paul h. Bergeron; vice president for northeast Tennessee, Mary fanslow; vice presidents for southeast Tennessee, carrington Montague and Jerome Taylor. recording secretary is Joe e. spence; assistant recording secretary, Jane creed. George schweitzer is the new treasurer, assisted by Joe Ben Turner. Departing board members steve hagood, Gaines Pittenger, and sarah J. weeks were recognized for their exemplary service to eThs over their terms on the board. Minister Alan M. Jones is the manager of administration and Disadvantaged Business enterprise liaison for the Metropolitan Knoxville airport authority, former pastor of asbury uMc in clinton, and art director at the literacy imperative center in Knoxville. he researched and assisted in the development of the Green Mcadoo cultural center, a museum devoted to the civil rights history of the clinton Twelve, out of which came the awardwinning documentary The Clinton Twelve. Dean Rice holds a B.a. in speech communication from the university of Tennessee. his many professional memberships and positions include service on the boards of the east Tennessee economic Board, Downtown optimist club, Knoxville, Blount Mansion association, and the manager of Duncan for congress, 2006. he is chief of staff to Knox county Mayor Tim Burchett, after having recently managed his winning campaign a native of Virginia, Gordon Savage is senior vice president and wealth management team director at BB&T. The Virginia native is a graduate of the united states Military academy at west Point and has served as captain and pilot-in-command in the u.s. army in various locations worldwide. Prior to joining BB&T, he was with Morgan stanley and Bank of america. Gordon lives in Knoxville with his wife and two sons. a former eThs president and board member, Dr. Jerome Taylor returns to the board as a vice president for southeast Tennessee. in 2003, he retired after 30 years of service as a professor of history and political science at cleveland state community college. Dr. Taylor is a member of the editorial board for the eThs Journal of East Tennessee History. elected to second terms are Edward S. Albers, Jr., Imogene King, Linda Ogle, and D. Ray Smith. Other current board members are Ginny Rogers, Steve Cotham, Arthur G. Seymour, Jr., Barbara Arant, Randy Boyd, Deborah Brezina, Betsey Bush, Jane Gamble Chedester, Linda Claussen, Bill Cobble, Sam furrow, Henrietta Grant, Jim Hart, W. Dwight Kessel, Imogene King, Jim Shelby, D. Ray Smith, Joe Swann, Joe Ben Turner, Gary Wade, Carol Weller, Edward F. Wheeler, Jr., Candace White, and Bob Worthington, Jr. Exofficio members are Gordon S. Nelson and Malcolm Rogers.
New to the board of directors
Russell Byrd began his career with comcast in Mobile, alabama, and is now senior director of community affairs for east Tennessee and southwest Virginia, as well as state legislative affairs in Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee. in addition to eThs, he serves on the Knoxville area urban league and Keep Knoxville Beautiful boards. he has a strong interest in education and is a supporter of east Tennessee national history Day. a native of Knoxville, John J. Duncan III was recently elected to the office of Knox county Trustee, prior to which he was an administration officer with Bankeast, Knoxville, and a member of the eThs Government relations committee. Mary Fanslow is a native east Tennessean and a research chemist with eastman in Kingsport. she enjoys history and writing, and her article, “what Do They Do at the spas?” received the 2008 Mcclung award for the best article in the 2008 Journal of East Tennessee History. Marvin L. House is the ceo of Merit construction, inc., Knoxville. he is active with the Knoxville chapter of habitat for humanity and with the christian appalachian Project and served as a volunteer in the mountains of appalachia for a year. he and his wife, Janie, live in a renovated grist mill in Grainger county.
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2010 Awards of Excellence
Author, historian, and researcher Robert J. Booker was chosen as the recipient of the Society’s most prestigious award, the Ramsey Award for Lifetime Achievement. In addition to his popular weekly column in the Knoxville News ETHS President Jack E. Williams Sentinel, Mr. Booker has comcongratulates Robert J. Booker, piled a legacy of writing and recipient of the 2010 Ramsey Award for Lifetime Achievement research and has also served as a research staff member of the McClung Historical Collection. The native Knoxvillian and Knoxville College graduate was prominent in the region’s Civil Rights movement and led numerous sit-ins to desegregate lunch counters and movie theaters in Knoxville and has served as a Knoxville city councilman and in the Tennessee General Assembly. Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett was recognized with a special Leadership in History Education Award for his dedicated support for National History Day throughout the state. As such he continues to inspire students and equip them with an understanding of history and a commitment to excellence that will prepare them for future success. Before becoming Secretary of State, Mr. Hargett served ten years in the Tennessee House of Representatives, where he was twice minority leader. The History in the Media Award went to Amy McRary, features writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel, for excellence in writing about history-related events and topics, thus creating a new interest in and audience for history. Jack Goins of Hawkins County was recipient of an Award of Distinction for his role in establishing the Hawkins County Archives to which he contributed 6,656 hours in organizing records. The U.S. District Court and U.S. District Court Historical Society received an Award of Distinction for the restoration of a rare piece of art, a mural study entitled “Allegory of Chattanooga.” (L to R): U.S. District Court Historical Society members Knoxville Attorney G. Wilson Horde, Senior U.S. District Judge Leon Jordan, Don K. Ferguson, executive director of the U.S. District Court Historical Society
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Marvin Templin of McMinn county received an award of Distinction in recognition of his book, Tranquillity Methodist Church.
JoAnne M. Myers, Trulene H. Nash, and Jerry L. Sharp were recipients of community leadership in history awards for their work in the preservation and promotion of the history of campbell county. Pictured here (l to r): front, Trulene
nash, Joanne Mccloud Myers, Jerry sharp, Jane Gamble chedester (campbell county native and eThs board member), ann Dove sharp; back, ed nash, Gerald Myers, ed wheeler (campbell county native and eThs board member). Gene Hurdt of Jonesborough received a leadership in community history award for his work with the Jonesborough Genealogical society and the washington county historical association. Martha Jean Atkins Carter was presented a leadership in community history award for her work with the union county historical society and roy acuff union Museum. Hans Ballew (not pictured), a history and geography teacher at Boyds creek elementary school, received the 2010 Teaching excellence award. eThs Volunteers of the year are Denise Alfrey, who has assisted with the fabrication and mounting of exhibitions and B. J. Wiseman, who works on a variety of programs, includ-
ing hospitality services and artifact cataloging. Pictured here, left to right: eThs curator of exhibitions adam alfrey and his mother Denise alfrey; eThs Director cherel henderson; volunteer B.J. wiseman.
(Gifts received through July 31, 2010) Martha catherine Graves edward s. albers, Jr. ruby hammer Dr. stephanie Kern James henderson Mr. and Mrs. Joel r. Buchanan robert M. lindsay, Jr. edward s. albers, Jr. Mrs. robert h. Dempster, Jr. Dr. william schriver edward s. albers, Jr. Mrs. robert h. Dempster, Jr. r. D. speers Joan c. schwarzenberg Dr. sam Thatcher Dr. Thomas G. Burton Mr. and Mrs. alvin Gerhardt Dr. raymond Knapp and Dr. Debbie Knapp ray sears Patricia M. sears Dr. stephanie Kern Dr. George K. schweitzer Barbara and Bill arant anne Dean Mcwhirter
Special Thanks to our Corporate Partners: Patron Partnership
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Patron Circle ($250-$499)
Mr. and Mrs. frank M. addicks The coca-cola company Margaret l. Goodman Jake harper Dr. lorayne w. lester Mr. and Mrs. a. David Martin lisa M. Mcclain Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Mcwhirter Mr. and Mrs. John l. neely iii Margaret a. Payne w. J. Pugh Donald B. reynolds, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Dan D. rhea finbarr saunders and ellen Bebb Mr. and Mrs. harvey l. sproul Mary Kay and william sullivan Dr. rann l.Vaulx Mr. and Mrs. carlos c. whaley Dr. robert B. williamson Dr. Donna M. winn, MD
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Thank you to the following members for an increase in giving level: To Grand Benefactor To Benefactor To Patron
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Dr. w. c. Dickinson Donna hart Dudek Mr. and Mrs. Thomas o. Duff, Jr. Greg and Jennifer Dunn Dr. and Mrs. lawrence Durisch shirley h. english Mr. and Mrs. Jim everett Dr. John r. finger and Ms. Judi Gaston william l. Galbraith linda s. Garner David Gensterblum harriett P. hancock anne hart Mr. and Mrs. Gary hensley Dr. anthony hodges lorie huff Mr. and Mrs. Philip w. hyatt Michael D. Jamerson James county historical society Dorothy e. Kelly Kenneth l. Kirkland Mr. and Mrs. Jim lester Juda r. livesay Karen K. Mann Guerry Mcconnell ellen P. oblow fred and Druanna overbay Patricia a. oxley M. sue Parker emily albers Patton Mr. and Mrs. rob Pearce Kenneth and Janet Porter Mr. and Mrs. warren Prator Mr. and Mrs. John quinn Mr. and Mrs. robert ramger Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell ramsey Mr. and Mrs. craig B. roberson Marilyn J. rogers louis rule Jeffrey and Myra sharp william and Muriel sirett Georgiana Vines Mr. and Mrs. campbell wallace, Jr. Dr. Jerry e. waters leona e. wilson
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Pat and Jane armstrong Mr. and Mrs. carter Baker Mr. and Mrs. ernest c. Blankenship Dr. r. christopher Brooks Jean Baggentoss cardwell Dr. and Mrs. stephen cobble Mr. and Mrs. Tom Derr
norman l. Baker Peggy Beal Mr. and Mrs. r. Donahue Bible Mr. and Mrs. wayne l. Breazeale Mr. and Mrs. arvin e. Brown Mr. and Mrs. ricky s. caplan Julia f. chwalik Margaret cotrufo first united Methodist church cleveland The Grill at highlands row alice e. Grunden Margery a. hagy Jane w. hall
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millstone from Bowman mill unveiled
on June 19th, Bowman family and friends gathered at the history center for the unveiling of the millstone display in one of the facility’s front garden beds. Director cherel henderson spoke enthusiastically of the history that is now “spilling” from the center onto the sidewalks of downtown. in 1884 william elbert Bowman bought property in what is now known as Bowman hollow, near the Knox county community of heiskell. close to his home, william fabricated the mill building, large wheel, water run, and other parts necessary for the grinding operation. The mill was in business by 1895, with his wife sarah tending its daily activities. she ran the mill for 30 years. until 1925 when she died from a wasp sting. The mill never ran again. william and sarah’s grandson reuben hunter salvaged the millstone in the 1950s, by which time the structure was in disrepair.
Many thanks to Marvin House, CEO, and Merit Construction, Inc. for relocating the massively heavy millstone from the mill site to the History Center. Mr. House has a special interest in mills, having beautifully restored the old Richland Mill in Grainger County.
Marvin House (left) visits with Patricia F. and Reuben A. Hunter, who donated the millstone to ETHS. Mr. Hunter is a grandson of William and Sarah Bowman who established the mill about 1895.
Dr. Pauline D. eastham B. Martha erickson ellen fox Mr. and Mrs. robert l. hansard Martha and roscoe Morris James J. reca Mr. and Mrs. samuel Taylor
connie e. hixson Thomas e. Kendrick James c. Key, Jr. James e. lancaster Mr. and Mrs. Joe longmire Doris r. Martinson Messer construction company walter Meyer, Jr. c. Miller and Virginia M. Jones cynthia Park Judy Penry Patricia Pierce & Jack Goss Jennifer r. sexton ann B. summers Judge and Mrs. charles D. susano, Jr. winifred l. swanson Judge Brenda waggoner K. ann walker reid w. walker James young Jody l. Zorsch
General Contributions (cont’d)
Jim and natalie haslam Mr. and Mrs. ernest J. nelson Dr. George K. schweitzer Mr. and Mrs. edward f. wheeler, Jr.
In-Kind Gifts Sponsorships Grants
while planning the Mountain Splendor: Art and Artists of the Great Smoky Mountains exhibit to commemorate of the 75th anniversary of the Great smoky Mountains national Park in 2009, eThs surveyed a number of sources. Duay o’neil, an accomplished local historian and genealogist and a staff writer for the newport Plain Talk, brought to our attention the work of fuller Potter (1910-1990), a new yorker who painted in the smokies in the 1930s-1940s. lured by the smokies and the friendships he made in the area, Potter spent several of his formative years painting the people and countryside of cocke county, where he met and wed a local teenage beauty, cindy williamson. The couple had two children before divorcing after six years of marriage. later he studied in Paris and new york, among other cities, and is now considered one of the major american abstract painters of the 20th century. Potter seemed to delight in sketching and painting the faces of local cocke countians.
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ETHS curatorial staff traveled to Marion, North Carolina, where they met with the Potter family and documented the extensive collection. Here, curator of collections Michele MacDonald documents artwork while volunteer photographer Dan MacDonald sets up the shot.
ETHS curatorial staff visited the Potter family in Marion, North Carolina, to document the paintings and drawings, photographing 130 items over two days. A future project will be to identify the subjects of these paintings from 70-80 years ago and to locate their descendants.
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American Enka and the modern labor movement in East Tennessee
in 1948, american enka, a Dutch-owned rayon manufacturer, opened a plant at lowland, outside Morristown in hamblen county. union organizers targeted the plant’s 6,000 workers as part of the cio’s postwar operation Dixie campaign to unionize the largely anti-union south. a year after american enka signed its first union contract with local 1054, workers walked out on a strike for higher wages. The 143-day strike led to violence, briefly capturing headlines and leading to u.s. congressional hearings. American Enka and the Modern Labor Movement in East Tennessee will examine the conditions that led to the strike and its impact on local workers and will also feature photographs from the lewis hines collection. hines was an american sociologist and photographer whose work documented the working conditions of plants and mines, eventually influencing public opinion and labor laws, especially in the area of child labor. Dr. Jennifer Brooks, associate professor of history at auburn university, is guest curator for the exhibit. Dr. Brooks holds a Ph.D. in history from the university of Tennessee. her expertise is in the history of the twentieth century america and the south, with a current focus on labor history. her interest in the enka story sprang from research for a book, Defining the Peace: World War II Veterans, Race, and the Remaking of Southern Political Tradition, published in 2004 by the university of north carolina Press. The exhibit is funded, in part, by a grant from the humanities Tennessee. Dates for the exhibit will be announced.
William C. Anderson – set of 23 crocheted patterns hooked by Mattie Florence McClain Ousley and four family members to use as reference pieces, c.1927-1930s, Union/Knox counties. Anonymous – sword/scabbard and gloves from Tennessee Military Institute, c. 1958; mantle mirror, lard can, Dunlap Trunk Co. suitcase, Monroe/Knox counties. David Ball – Odd Fellow quilt made/quilted by Barbara Anderson and daughter Zetta Anderson [Ball] using cotton grown on Hawkins County farm, 1935. Brian Bonnyman – painting The Fouche Block by Russell Briscoe, 1974. Frances L. (Nance) Butler – crib quilt made by Harriet Crumley Nance for her granddaughter, c.1926, Jefferson County. Steve Cotham – handmade brick from house believed to have been Samuel Weare’s, c. 1790s, Sevier County. Estate of Pollyanna Creekmore – china doll of Dillie G. Creekmore, late 19th century, Campbell County; quilt of Creekmore’s maternal aunt. Niota Eggers – Rex-Nut ceramic bowl from White Stores, c. 1930s, Knox County. Estate of Hester Freeman – pocket watch of Joe Freeman; table-top radio/phonograph, c. 1945; floor-model TV console, late 1950s. Denice Garner – tank-top bathing suit of George C. Garner, c. 1930; bathing suit of Nelle Garner, c.1940; vintage JFG salad dressing jar; Blount County. Dwight Kesse – Underwood portable typewriter from the Farragut Hotel, c. 1929, Knox County; Civil War-era ammunition. Knoxville Utilities Board – business equipment used at KUB, 1920s-1930s. Betty and Bob McFee family – carving of chain saw by James Bunch, 1981, Monroe County. Patricia and Reuben Hunter – millstone from the Bowman Mill, c. 1895, Knox County. Bernadette McMillan – dress made by Catherine Susong Gregory, 1915; Army uniform of Arthur Caleb Harrison, WWI, Greene County.
New to Collection
Jimmy Morrow – Jesus Name banner made by Jimmy Morrow and used in religious services, c. 1980; folk-art paintings with religious themes/serpent box/serpent cane/serpent-handling dolls made by Jimmy Morrow, 2009-2010, Cocke County. Eugene Moser family – overmantel from James Agee family home, Victorian, Knox County. Pepsi-Cola Company – contemporary Mountain Dew sign. Janet W. Postler – Barbie and Ken dolls with clothing and accessories, 1960/1961, Knox County. Ellen Rochelle – paints and painting supplies of Russell Briscoe, 1950s-1970s, Knox County. Sue Roy – 1982 World’s Fair kite made by Ellen Plageman, Knox County. Sarah Smith – light globe from Lenoir City residence, Victorian, Loudon County. Joe Swann – hand-forged antebellum tools and Civil War spoon excavated from Long Creek farm, Jefferson County; chair from “factory” in Old Chilhowie, Blount County. Julia Webb – Army Air Corps uniforms of William Robert “Bob” Webb, WWII, Knox County. Ed Wheeler – wool suit with Knoxville clothier label of Ephram Foster Wheeler, c. 1890, Campbell County. Cornelia S. White – wedding dress/stockings/skirt of Cornelia Shelby Edwards, 1880s; pair of cotton cards; Singer treadle sewing machine, 1882, Union County. Purchases funded by a grant from the State of Tennessee: school-girl landscape painting by Jane Morison, c. 1859, McMinn county. Painting of magnolia blossoms by eleanor wiley, Knox county. commemorative teapot made at TVa ceramics research laboratory, norris, 1937, anderson county. Painted bust portraits of william and Melinda wheeler carey attributed to william stamms shackelford, c.1840, campbell county. walnut pie safe, 2nd quarter 19th century, border of Greene and hawkins counties. Paintings with Jewish themes by Ted Burnett, 1960s, Knox county.
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∂ Hope Resource Center—historical novelist francine rivers will be the guest speaker for a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on september 23 at the Knoxville Marriott, 500 hill ave. The price is $65. for more information, contact Tamara ownby at [email protected]
∂ Historic Rugby—celebrate the holiday season at historic rugby! featured events include halloween haunts and tales featuring a chili dinner, lantern lit tours of historic buildings, and a festive bonfire. for Thanksgiving, begin your holiday shopping at the rugby commissary and shops. finally, celebrate the merriest of holidays with an 1880s rugby christmas, featuring caroling, shopping, and dinner. for pricing, reservations, and general event information, call 888-214-3400 or email [email protected]
hr, 5517 rugby hwy., rugby, Tn 37733.
∂ Fort Loudoun State Historic Area—Visit the fort this fall for garrison weekends! Guests are invited to mingle with living history re-enactors and view an 18th century infirmary, soldier’s barracks, commander’s quarters, a blacksmith shop, and a cherokee encampment. Garrison weekend activities are currently scheduled for october 9-10, november 6-7, with an additional christmas garrison on December 4. for more information, call 423-884-6217 or see http://fortloudoun.com. flsha, 338 fort loudoun road, Vonore, Tn 37885.
From the Grass Roots
∂ James White’s Fort—Ghost Tours will visit some of Downtown Knoxville’s scariest landmarks and best kept secrets. Tours depart from James white’s fort each night, october 25-29, and will end with a marshmallow roast. admission charge. reservations are requested for large groups of 12 or more and may be made by calling the fort at 865-525-6514. http://www.discoveret.org/jwf/. Jwf, 205 e. hill avenue, Knoxville, Tn 37915.
∂ Sons of the American Revolution—a headstone Marker cemetery will be held october 16 at 11 a.m. at stock creek Baptist church cemetery to celebrate the lives of patriots reverend william Johnson, first moderator of the Tennessee Baptist association and Pvt. robert Johnson. Their descendants helped start many of the Baptist churches in this area and many of these descendants still attend these churches today. There will be a sar color guard in period dress and a revolutionary war ceremony with a bugler. among the several speakers are rick hollis of the Tennessee sons of american revolution state President, steve cotham and Doris Martinson from the east Tennessee history center, family members, and more. for information, contact Gloria Johnson at 281-364-9652 or [email protected]
msn.com. ∂ Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site—Thshs will host the “sorghum and scutching festival” on september 25, with a mulerun cane mill and demonstrations of the process of producing flax for spinning into linen thread. Music, old-time games, apple butter making, and other harvest activities will top-off the demonstrations. The event is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. admission charge. Thshs, 2620 south roan st., Johnson city, Tn 37601.
∂ Rogersville Heritage Association—rha sponsors heritage Days, a traditional community celebration, october 8-10, with fun, food, and fellowship, along with craft demonstrators and booths; wool spinning; pottery demonstrations; quilts; antique tractor and equipment shows; children’s costume parade; chili cook-off; and live entertainment. for information or a schedule of events, call (423) 2721961 or visit www.rogersvilleheritage.org. rha, 415 south Depot st., rogersville, Tn 37857-3331.
∂ Rocky Mount Museum—in september, homeschool Days allow homeschool children to participate in rocky Mount’s tour and craft program. on october 16, celebrate the “spirit of the harvest,” with blacksmithing, apple butter and apple cider making, and storytelling. admission charge, with group rates available by reservation information: 888-538-1791 or email [email protected]
rMM, 200 hyder hill rd., Piney flats, Tn 37686.
∂ Knoxville Civil War Round Table—civil war buffs are invited to join the Knoxville civil war round Table at the Bearden Banquet hall each month for dinner and a lecture. upcoming speakers and topics include: frank o’reilly (october); edwin c. Bearss (november); and James h. ogden (December). Monthly meetings begin at 7 p.m. with a buffet dinner followed by the meeting and lecture. The lecture-only portion may be attended for a reduced fee of $3 members, $5 nonmembers. for information or to make reservations, call 865- 671-9001 or visit http://www.discoveret.org/kcwrt/.
East Tennessee preservation Conference
“Preserve it, and they will come” is the theme of the 2010 east Tennessee Preservation conference, october 8-9, 2010. learn smart strategies to make heritage tourism an important part of your community’s economy. speakers will include Tennessee commissioner of Tourism susan whitaker and other leading tourism professionals from across the southeast. among the topics are “The Power of Preservation in Tourism,” “Tennessee century farms and Tourism,” “southeast Tennessee civil war Driving Trail,” “Tennessee historic sites Program,” “using social Media effectively,” “Discover Tennessee Trails and Byways,” and a guided tours of rugby. sponsored by the east Tennessee Preservation alliance and Knox heritage, the conference will be held at historic rugby, Tennessee. The $40 per person registration includes all sessions, guided rugby tours, friday night reception, snacks, conference material, and continental breakfasts friday and saturday. for more information on the conference and lodging, see www.knoxheritage.org. you may also call Knox heritage at 865-523-0938 or email [email protected]
∂ Museum of Appalachia—Visit the Museum of appalachia october 7-10 for the 31st annual Tennessee fall homecoming, one of the nation’s largest folk, music, and craft festivals, featuring numerous old-time craftspeople and demonstrators, southern-style food, and 400 nationally, regionally, and locally known musicians performing simultaneously on five stages. for information, call (865) 494-7680 or email at [email protected]
www. museumofappalachia.org. Ma, 2819 andersonville hwy., clinton, Tn 37716.
∂ McMinn County Living Heritage Museum—Temporary exhibits this fall include september 4-october 29, National Heritage Quilt Show: Once Upon a Time. The monthly Toddler Time introduces children to the wonderful world of history. for more information about these exhibits or activities, contact the museum at [email protected]
birch.net or call (423) 745-0329. MclhM, P.o. Box 889, 522 west Madison avenue, athens, Tn 37303.
∂ Old Gray Cemetery—stories of war, violence, kidnapping, and love await you during old Gray cemetery’s annual lantern and carriage Tour. The event is from 4-7 p.m., september 26, and includes carriage rides, refreshments, and re-enactors portraying some of the cemetery’s most prominent residents. for information, call (865) 5221424 or visit www.discoveret.org/oldgray. oGc, 543 north Broadway, Knoxville, Tn 37917-7408.
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and Michele Purcell, Knoxville; Joe reed, houston, TX; Betty rhodes, napa, ca; Mr. and Mrs. John saczawa, Maryville; Beth and Bob stivers, Knoxville; Brenda Thoms, Kingston; Phillip D. Tipton, Knoxville; Dalton and carolyn Townsend, Knoxville; Darrell and rhonda Vandergriff, lafollette; Jack T. walker, Bedford, in Individual: Jason amburn, Knoxville; catherine w. anglin, Knoxville; Michael chesney, rutherfordton, nc; Maxine D. chesser, Buford, Ga; Billy Devine, west Palm Beach, fl; charles l. Dinsmore, anniston, al; Betty l. Donahue, Jacksonville, fl; Betty c. eason, Powell; linda e. farrington, Knoxville; Tamira c. fichtl, huntsville, al; shirley fields, avon, in; Jacquelyn Garrison, chattanooga; sandy Gillespie, Knoxville; Michelle Goodrum, Mexa, aZ; Jacqueline l. Goodwin, Pigeon forge; laura Gray, Moorpark, ca; sandy Gray, columbus, Ga; lori Greene, Jonesborough; richard hall, corryton; David headrick, Knoxville; Drew hines, Greer, sc; Bill hogan, Knoxville; Doloros B. horne, Jonesborough; Patricia f. hunter, Knoxville; Debbie Jackson, Knoxville; Paul James, Knoxville; Mary r. Jeffers, Knoxville; Dee Jellicorse, Greensboro, nc; Dr. Basia Jenkins, Knoxville; Janis Johnson, wichita, Ks; Dr. Bradley s. Keefer, ashtabula, oh; Judith l. lamb, Barling, ar; Marte lawrence, Maryville; John lewis, antioch; Judy loest, Knoxville; heather luttrell, Knoxville; linda Mccauley, Mount Vernon, Ky; Z. chris McMillan, Knoxville; George r. Mitchell, Pine Bluff, ar; Mary D. Montgomery, roswell, nM; faye oneal, Knoxville; annie Parrott, Knoxville; susan Perong, steilacoom, wa; Mary heiskell Price, santa Barbara, ca; Dr. aaron D. Purcell, Blacksburg, Va; Prof. charles ritcheson, washington, Dc; Phyllis a. robbins, Knoxville; Marcia P. roberts, Knoxville; Vicki Bell rozema, Knoxville; Gary Grayson russell, Maryville; fernando sanchez, Jr., Vonore; Bailey sharp, Knoxville; Judy starr, quemado, nM; sharon simnacher, clovis, nM; General carl w. stiner, lafollette; lucinda r. waters, Mt. Juliet; robin K. white, lenoir city; John r. williams, Marysville, oh; Gena wilson, alcoa Student: James Burke, hixson; Penny G. howell, Powell
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Corporate Grand Benefactor: The Grill at highlands row, Knoxville Affiliate: Daughters of union Veterans of the civil war, Knoxville Patron: Jake harper, Knoxville; lisa M. Mcclain, strawberry Plains Sustainer: foster D. arnett, Jr., Knoxville; sue whittle, Knoxville Contributor: Dr. and Mrs. r. christopher Brooks, Knoxville; Donna hart Dudek, Knoxville; David Gensterblum, Knoxville; w. Thomas logan, Beaufort, sc; Kenneth and Janet Porter, newport; Jeffrey and Myra sharp, Knoxville; Georgiana Vines, Knoxville Family: Mr. and Mrs. steve anderson, Knoxville; Jim and ann ashley, Knoxville; David Bechtel and Mary isaac, Knoxville; Bob Benz and lara edge, Knoxville; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Berney, Jefferson city; william e. Bird, loudon; Mr. and Mrs. larry Bjorkland, Knoxville; Margery Brandon, Knoxville; Mr. and Mrs. richard Burke, hixson; Mr. and Mrs. ricky s. caplan, Knoxville; Mr. and Mrs. Bertram h. chalfant, Jr., Brentwood; christopher chandler, Knoxville; Jennifer chewick, Knoxville; sharon and Bill clegern, cincinnati, oh; Mr. and Mrs. emory collins, Knoxville; ron and susan Denton, rockford; claudia Post Depew, Maryville; Kermit Duckett, Knoxville; warren and Diane edwards, oak ridge; Mr. and Mrs. skip flanagon, Knoxville; Jamie n. fletcher, Knoxville; Maurice and Dottie Greene, Knoxville; stanton hadley, Knoxville; henry and Pat hardcastle, Knoxville; Dr. and Mrs. frank harris, Knoxville; Mark and catherine hill, Knoxville; Marvin house, Blaine; charles and sandra huddleston, Knoxville; charles and Patti Johnson, Townsend; indya Kincannon, Knoxville; stephanie Kirkland, fayetteville, ar; chip Mcclanahan, roswell, Ga; Ginger Milligan and Vaughn Bush, Knoxville; Pastor and Mrs. Jimmy Morrow, Del rio; william a. Medcalf, sharps chapel; Tom and ellen Morgan, Knoxville; David and Marlene nichols, clemson, sc; Phillip and elaine Powell, Knoxville; andy
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october 18-January 23, 2011 Bagels & Barbeque: The Jewish Experience in Tennessee A traveling exhibition from the Tennessee State Museum
Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee Three centuries of life in east Tennessee
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