Open house at history museum

(Knoxville, Tenn.) Cookies and apple cider will warm the day at the East Tennessee Historical Society’s Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Activities include live music, craft demonstrations and the sale of handmade items, free ornament and craft making for the kids, balloon animals, local authors, and holiday refreshments.

Crafter Karen Micheletta will have a selection of her handmade items made from quilts to purchase. A WWI living historian will share the story of the Christmas Truce of 1914, a friendly ceasefire on the Western Front. In conjunction with the temporary exhibit Stories in Stitches: Quilts from the Permanent Collection of the East Tennessee Historical Society, Quilters Hall of Fame member Merikay Waldvogel and members of the Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild will offer a quilt sharing and gallery tours to discuss featured quilts.

Museum admission is free for the day. The Museum of East Tennessee is located at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. For more information, visit or call 865-215-8824.