Calendar of Events

Monday, November 18, 2019

TN-China Network and UTK: China Town Hall

  • November 18, 2019
  • 5:45-7:45PM

Category: History & heritage and Lectures

TN-China Network and UTK’s Office of Asian Engagement, and History Department are co-hosting a China Town Hall event on Monday, Nov 18 from 5:45 – 7:45 pm in Student Union 377, in partnership with the National Committee on US-China Relations

The format of the event will include a one-hour webcast panel discussion moderated by George Stephanopoulos on the Sino-American relationship and the issues that are impacting us, our businesses, our educational institutions, our communities, our states, and our country. Following the webcast, we will have a 45 minute, in-person town hall-style discussion addressing the topics discussed in the webcast, with the goal of encouraging community members to talk candidly about their attitudes, concerns, and feelings surrounding the bilateral relationship. We will be inviting several TN-China business leaders in Knoxville and UT professors expert on US-Asia relations to help facilitate this town hall discussion.

It will be a very interactive event with audience members encouraged to participate.

Light refreshments and beverages provided. RSVP required to erowland@tnchinanetwork.org

Monday, November 18 at 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Student Union, 377A
1502 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37996

More information at https://calendar.utk.edu/event/tn-china_network_and_utk_china_town_hall#.Xbxi_tJKi1s

Knoxville History Project: Upcoming Events & Knoxville Walking Tours

Category: Festivals & special events, History & heritage and Literature & readings

11/8/19, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Knoxville Walking Tours - Knoxville's Literary History
For ticket prices and tour description, please visit www.knoxvillewalkingtours.com

11/15/19, 10:30am-12:00pm
Knoxville Walking Tours - Knoxville, The Early Years
For ticket prices and tour description, please visit www.knoxvillewalkingtours.com

11/15/19, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Knoxville Walking Tours - Knoxville Botanical Garden
For ticket prices and tour description, please visit www.knoxvillewalkingtours.com

11/16/19, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Southland Books and Cafe, 1505 E Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37804
Historic Knoxville Guide - Book Signing

11/16/19, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Knoxville Walking Tours - Old Gray Cemetery
For ticket prices and tour description, please visit www.knoxvillewalkingtours.com

11/16/19, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Knoxville Walking Tours - Knoxville's Musical History
For ticket prices and tour description, please visit www.knoxvillewalkingtours.com

11/17/19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Knoxville Walking Tours - The Civil War in Knoxville
For ticket prices and tour description, please visit www.knoxvillewalkingtours.com

11/21/19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Maple Hall, Upstairs Lounge, 414 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902
Third Thursday at Maple Hall with Paula Johnson

11/21/19
KHP Donation Day at Central Flats & Taps
A portion of all sales made today will go toward supporting KHP's mission of sharing the history of Knoxville.

11/24/19 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Knoxville Walking Tours - Old Gray Cemetery
For ticket prices and tour description, please visit www.knoxvillewalkingtours.com

11/29/19, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Knoxville Walking Tours - The Civil War in Knoxville
For ticket prices and tour description, please visit www.knoxvillewalkingtours.com

Knoxville History Project, 516 West Vine Avenue #8, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-300-4559, www.Knoxvillehistoryproject.org

Hola Hora Latina: Día de los Muertos

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and History & heritage

HoLa Hora Latina: November First Friday, 5-9 PM

We have a fun celebration planned for November's First Friday! We will have crafts on display and for sale, as well as Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altars.

HoLa Hora Latina, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-335-3358, www.holahoralatina.org

McClung Museum: Science in Motion Exhibition

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and History & heritage

Science in Motion: The Photographic Studies of Eadweard Muybridge, Berenice Abbott and Harold Edgerton

Photography itself was born out of a passionate engagement between art and science.

“…there needs to be a friendly interpreter between science and the layman. I believe that photography can be this spokesman, as no other form of expression can be; for photography, the art of our time, the mechanical scientific medium which matches the pace and character of our era, is attuned to the function. There is an essential unity between photography, science’s child, and science, the parent.”
—Berenice Abbott, Photography and Science, 1939

Photography’s pioneers, Josef Nicéphore Niépce, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre and William Henry Fox Talbot, were inventors, scientists and mathematicians. The results of their intellectual endeavors dramatically affected the art form and forged a reciprocal relationship between art and science in photography that has continued to this day.

This exhibition of thirty-six photographs offers a rich and extensive view of the scientific studies done by three of photography’s greats—Eadweard Muybridge, Berenice Abbott and Harold Edgerton. Each of these artists invented devices to study and represent aspects of light and motion scientifically and photographically. Their works not only illustrate scientific phenomena clearly and elegantly but also reveal the artists’ individual artistic sensibilities.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu

East Tennessee Historical Society: "It’ll Tickle Yore Innards!”: A (Hillbilly) History of Mountain Dew

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art and History & heritage

"It’ll Tickle Yore Innards!”: A (Hillbilly) History of Mountain Dew

Special Members Preview: Thursday, June 27, 2019, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The exhibition highlights the drink’s history, from the origins of the term “mountain dew” and the development of the marketable hillbilly image that influenced media and culture, to becoming the third most popular soft drink brand.

The exhibition includes more than 200 artifacts highlighting the drinks history, moonshining, and the hillbilly image. The exhibition begins with video footage of early moonshine busts and a visit to a moonshine still in Cocke County in 1938. A variety of liquor jugs, dating from as early as the 1890s are on display with other moonshine paraphernalia. There is an assortment of artifact reflecting the early color writers and their effects on the hillbilly image, as well as artifacts from Knoxville’s 1910 Appalachian Exposition. One case contains a variety of “hillbilly” memorabilia, including Beverly Hillbillies dolls, comic books, Lil’ Abner items, and a pair of Hee Haw overalls.

The exhibition features a 1900 carbonation machine from the Roddy Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Knoxville and a sizeable display of rare and highly collectable bottles, including a few dating to Knoxville in 1927, a progression of Mountain Dew bottles over the years, and a variety of other vintage soft drinks from around the region. Of special interest are the “Barney and Ally” bottles, which were the first Mountain Dew bottles ever produced. In 1951 and 1952, the Hartman Beverage Company produced 7 oz. green and clear bottles. The applied color label’s bare the name of the creators of Mountain Dew. In the early 1950s, green bottles were reserved for “colorless” flavors, while clear bottles were used for drinks where the color would reflect the actual flavor. Mountain Dew was originally bottled as a set of flavored drinks and not as a specific flavor like today. Also displayed are a variety of items relating to the Hartmann family.

East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Museum hours: M-F 9-4, Sa 10-4, Su 1-5. Information: 865-215-8824, www.easttnhistory.org