Tennessee 250th:  Opportunities and Challenges

Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with Dr. Carroll Van West
In person & online
Monday, April 11, 2022 - 12:00pm

In Person Location and Reservations
East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

Online Reservations

Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the program to watch this on Facebook Live.

To help guide Tennessee’s commemoration and celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the General Assembly created the Tennessee 250th Commission.  Its chair, Dr. Carroll Van West, will share ideas and suggestions on what can happen in Tennessee over the next four years and explores the unique and significant stories and places we can share with the nation and the world.


About the Speaker
Dr. Carroll Van West is the Tennessee State Historian.  He is the Director and Professor at the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University.  He was the editor of the Tennessee Historical Quarterly from 1992 to 2010 and serves as the editor-in-chief of the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture.  His books include Tennessee’s Historic Landscapes, Tennessee’s New Deal Landscape, and A History of Tennessee Arts.