Category Archives: Historic preservation

Elegant evening at Annandale was not a gamble

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn It was hot as blazes for the second of Knox Heritage’s three Summer Supper fundraisers this season, but the food, drinks and camaraderie were awesome. And there was good music and an interesting restored house. It featured a … Continue reading

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Grooving at the Maple Grove

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn There are few things more relaxing on an early Sunday evening than gathering with friends in a beautiful location, sipping wine, snacking on appetizers and listening to live jazz music. That’s why the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s “Jazz and … Continue reading

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A relaxing rendezvous at Rivershack Farm

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn Knox Heritage scaled back the number of its popular fundraising “Summer Suppers” this year due to COVID-19 considerations, even making a couple of them virtual. But the ones they did have in person — generally in outdoor locations … Continue reading

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‘Wanderlust at Westwood:’ eating, drinking and partying through four decades in Knoxville!

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn It was a sellout at $150 per person a few Saturdays ago when 50 guests partied through time — four different decades to be exact — at Historic Westwood to benefit Knox Heritage. One of the organization’s popular … Continue reading

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Come for the history, stay for the hippopotamus

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn It has become one of our favorite holiday traditions to attend the annual Christmas fundraiser at Blount Mansion in downtown Knoxville. During this evening, guests get to see the handiwork of The Knoxville Garden Club, which decorates the … Continue reading

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Chef Gallaher’s ‘Summer Supper’ was scary good!

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn Chef Matt Gallaher took full advantage of the state-of-the-art kitchen in the newly renovated Kingston Pike home of former University of Tennessee Chancellor Beverly Davenport for the Knox Heritage “Summer Supper” he prepared on Saturday. Davenport, who lived … Continue reading

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Something peachy and piggy at Cottonwood

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn In North Knoxville is a beautiful historic home called Cottonwood. Built between 1894 and 1897 by botanist Nathan Wesley Hale and his wife, Laura Adelaide Sebastian, it sat at the time on 300 acres that the Hales dedicated … Continue reading

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Exceptional eating at Eugenia’s extraordinary house

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn If there are two kinds of events we love to attend, it is these: the wonderful Summer Suppers to support Knox Heritage and the fascinating Trust Fall dinners whereby you put yourself totally at the discretion of a … Continue reading

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Oompa Loompas, cats and blue men! What a season!

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn The Tennessee Theatre unveiled next year’s season of Broadway musical offerings on Monday with a preview and reception on the stage of the historic venue. More than 200 people attended to nosh on appetizers, enjoy a beverage and … Continue reading

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Greenery gussies up gathering at Blount Mansion

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn As we celebrate the end of 2018, here’s one last post about a sweet Christmas tradition: The Knoxville Garden Club‘s annual decoration of Blount Mansion with seasonal greenery. Martha Kern, the owner of Strong Stock Farm in East Knox … Continue reading

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