Upcoming Exhibits

One of the primary ways the Museum of East Tennessee History fulfills its mission to preserve, interpret, and promote the history of Tennessee—and especially the history of East Tennessee—is through an active exhibition program. These award-winning exhibitions often focus on a particular aspect of East Tennessee's culture and heritage and, since they change frequently, visitors are encouraged to return often to explore the region's past.

The exhibitions listed below are currently in development, and as such, information is subject to change. Please contact us for the most up-to-date information.

  • The Story of Carl & Pearl Butler
    October 7, 2023 - 9:00am to August 18, 2024 - 5:00pm

    Carl and Pearl Butler, a husband-and-wife duo from Knoxville, achieved great success during the Golden Age of Country Music.  Their first hit song, “Don’t Let Me Cross Over,” was released in 1962, and it skyrocketed to No. 1 on the Country Music Charts, in just four weeks.  Over the next several years, the Butlers released a string of...