Category Archives: Historic preservation

Something peachy and piggy at Cottonwood

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 to the … Continue reading

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Exceptional eating at Eugenia’s extraordinary house

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 local chef … Continue reading

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

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 hear two … Continue reading

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Greenery gussies up gathering at Blount Mansion

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 County, was … Continue reading

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Knoxville Symphony Board: many reasons to celebrate

In addition to the holiday season, the Knoxville Symphony Society’s board of directors had much to celebrate last night when members gathered at the Historic Middlebrook mansion for a little conviviality. Hosts Rick Fox, a KSO board member, and Ralph … Continue reading

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Natalie Haslam: East Tennessean of the Year

The East Tennessee Historical Society honored Natalie Haslam last week with its highest honor. She was named East Tennessean of the Year and feted during a sold-out banquet at Cherokee Country Club. She was surrounded by friends and family members … Continue reading

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Alison Krauss tickles Tennessee Theatre fans

So, the historic Tennessee Theatre is right in the middle of celebrating its “90 days for 90 years” anniversary extravaganza! There’s a lot of partying yet to be done. But one of the earliest and most festive events was a sold-out … Continue reading

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90th anniversary cocktail party: the bees’ knees!

“Party Prohibition style!” the invitation said. And a sold-out crowd threw on their pearls and feather boas and shelled out a bunch of clams to do just that! It was not your average night in downtown Knoxville as folks in … Continue reading

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Southern hospitality on Sylvan Lane

Knox Heritage’s popular Summer Suppers ended on a distinctly Southern note recently with a garden party in the backyard of a renovated Craftsman-style home on a little-known street in Sequoyah Hills. To underscore the Southern theme: all the dishes were … Continue reading

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Stuart’s ‘Summer Supper’ astounds!

Tables on the terrace overlooking the Tennessee River. A scrumptious dinner prepared by one of Knoxville’s celebrity chefs and a committee of volunteers under his supervision. A beautiful and unique house that encompasses salvaged vestiges of Knoxville’s past. You know … Continue reading

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