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

  • November 15, 1925

    On this day in 1925, Howard H. Baker, Jr., U.S. senator, Senate minority and majority leader, and White House Chief of Staff, was born in Huntsville in Scott County.