Monsters at Museum is Oct 28

KNOXVILLE, TN – The East Tennessee Historical Society is hosting “Monsters in the Museum,” an event highlighting superstitions that have called East Tennessee home over the years, on October 28, 2017, from 11am to 2pm. From the wampus cat to eerie Victorian mourning traditions, museum staff will delve into the region’s history of sightings and folklore. The event will feature a variety of Halloween themed children’s games, crafts, and storytelling. Children will Trick or Treat to various stops around the East Tennessee History Center. Costume contests will take place on the hour with prizes for most creative, funniest, and scariest costume.

Museum admission is free during the Monsters at the Museum event. Exhibits currently on view include the feature exhibition, Stories in Stitches: Quilts from the East Tennessee Historical Society’s Permanent Collection, an East Tennessee Streetscape and Corner Drug Store, and Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee, a look at 300 years of history, from the Cherokee to the 1982 World’s Fair.

The Museum of East Tennessee is located at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville.

For more information, call 865-215-8824 or visit