Front Porch to the Region's History

Geography defines East Tennessee as a land of mountains and valleys and with a history and heritage apart from the rest of the state.  The East Tennessee Historical Society recognizes this distinctiveness with programs and exhibitions uniquely tailored to the region.  The ETHS educational mission is to engage the public with the message that history is important. 

This Day In East Tennessee History

  • April 11, 1973

    Chattanooga Choo Choo, immortalized by Glen Miller in the 1940's and served 1909-1971 as Terminal Station in Chattanooga, opens; still one of the most popular attractions in Chattanooga.