Corporate Partners & Sponsorships

Build Your Brand Awareness by Becoming a Corporate Member

The history within the walls of the East Tennessee History Center is more than words and artifacts. It is the living memory of the men and women who helped build East Tennessee and strengthen our nation.

Make History Come Alive! We invite you to align your name with the East Tennessee Historical Society as a corporate member and join our efforts to preserve, interpret, and promote the region’s rich history. Your sponsorship makes you a partner in the society's important work to provide quality student and teacher development programs and to reach the public with educational lectures, conferences, exhibits, and genealogy research.

Build your awareness with sponsorship recognition in:

  • Marketing material and signage for each event and exhibit sponsor
  • ETHS website
  • History Happenings - A bi-monthly e-newsletter reaching more than 10,000 members and supporters
  • Semi-annual Newsline and annual Journal of East Tennessee History each reaching 2,200 members and supporters

Receive entertainment benefits:

  • Invitations to members-only previews and special events
  • Complimentary annual membership passes and museum admission passes
  • Hidden history tours
  • Rental discounts on History Center auditorium for corporate events—a great space to do business in an attractive and spacious venue. Capacity ranges from 50-200.

Preserving your company history:

  • Choices include consultations and/or seminars

Get more information on specific benefits for each giving level.

2018 Corporate Sponsors and Partners

Sponsors: $5,000-$10,000+
Randy and Jenny Boyd -  East Tennessee History Day
Home Federal Bank - Feature Exhibit "A Home for Our Past: The Museum of East Tennessee History at 25"
Total Wine and More - Knoxville Store Grand Opening Partnership Donation
WBIR TV - East Tennessee History Fair Media Sponsorship (In-kind)

Corporate Investors: $2,500-$4,999
BB&T Bank - Board Meeting Sponsor
Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel - Brown Bag Lecture Series
Hyatt Place - Donor Event Venue Sponsor (In-kind) and East Tennessee History Fair
Ullrich Printing - Annual Meeting Invitations (In-kind)

Corporate Leaders: $1,000-$2,499
Susan Arp Communications - General
Knoxville Central Business Improvement District - East Tennessee History Fair
First Tennessee Foundation - Teacher Workshops and Student Outreach
Messer Construction Company - General Fund
Seven Islands Foundation - East Tennessee History Fair

Corporate Patrons: $500-$999
Harriet Z. Albers Memorial - Spring Brown Bag Lecture Series
Baker Donelson -  General Fund
Building Systems Technology, Inc - East Tennessee Antique Fair
Case Antiques - East Tennessee Antique Fair
Frantz, McConnell and Seymour, LLC - General Fund

In-Kind Sponsors - East Tennessee History Fair
Cafe Vicolo - Cake Walk
Food City - Davy Crockett Birthday Cake
Kana Hotel Group & Regions Bank -  Children's Activity Venue
PetSafe Corporation - History Hound Costume Contest
91.9 FM WUOT - Media Sponsor
WDVX -  Media Sponsor

Special Event Corporate Sponsors - An Evening with Ken Burns VIP Event $5,000-$10,000
Baker Donelson
BarberMcMurry Architects
Citizens National Bank
Denark Construction
Hatcher-Hill Properties, LLC
Home Federal Bank of Tennessee
IHOP - Sevierville/Pigeon Forge
Knoxville News Sentinel
21st Mortgage
Regal Entertainment Group
Stowers CAT
The Trust Company

Special Event Corporate Sponsors - East Tennessean of the Year $5,000-$10,000
Cherokee Distributing Company
Denark Construction
First Century Bank
First Tennessee Foundation
KaTom Restaurant Supply
Stowers Machinery
The Trust Company
Pilot Flying J


Pledge Online

Select the amount you wish to give and "Add to Cart" or contact us by phone 865-215-8824 or email

Name(s) as you wish to be acknowledged