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Grandiose ‘Gilded Age Gala’ greets 2018

Talk about an evening that had it all! That’s what the folks at Knox Heritage aimed for more than a year ago when Kim Trent, the preservation organization’s executive director, came up with the idea for an extravagant New Year’s … Continue reading

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Knoxville Garden Club decks out Blount Mansion: another darn good reason for a party!

Blount Mansion, known to Native Americans when it was built in 1792 as “the house with many eyes,” is a special Knoxville space. Designated a National Historic Landmark, it was built by William Blount, a North Carolina politician and land … Continue reading

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Hats off – or, in this case, on – to the Botanical Garden

How often do you go to a fundraiser that is virtually perfect? I went to one last week. It was the Hats in Bloom luncheon at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. Why, you ask, was it perfect? Well, it … Continue reading

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All eyes on Blount Mansion

I know it may seem as if we were pretty desperate for an excuse to go to a party earlier this month, but the birthday soiree for the state of Tennessee held at Blount Mansion was only a short walk … Continue reading

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Preservationists pause to party

When Cindi DeBusk was a little girl, her mother would have liked for her to have stood beside her in the kitchen learning how to cook. Instead, Cindi was with her father in the garage learning to use power tools. … Continue reading

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