26TH ANNUAL SPRING HERITAGE ROUNDUP, Saturday, April 29

The Fentress County Historical Society has announced its 26th annual Heritage Roundup, Saturday, April 29, at York Elementary School.  The event is scheduled to start at 9am and continue till mid-afternoon.  This year’s Roundup theme is Fentress Countians in the Great War, commemorating the service and sacrifice of Fentress County’s World War I veterans and their families.  A […]

Fentress County Historical Society Announces Poster Contest

The Fentress County Historical Society today announced a student poster contest to be held in conjunction with the Society’s Spring Heritage Roundup theme of “Fentress Countians in the Great War”.   The contest, which is being sponsored by Progressive Savings Bank, is open to students currently enrolled in Fentress County Schools, grades six through twelve.  First place winner will […]

Fentress Countians in the Great War Program to be held April 28

Tickets Now Available! For the first time, what has always been a Saturday event, will begin Friday evening, April 28, with a program commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I.  To be held at Sergeant Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute, the program will be titled Fentress Countians in the Great War.  Activities will continue on Saturday, April 29th, […]

WORLD WAR I to be the Focus of FCHS’s Spring Roundup

The Fentress County Historical Society will present its twenty-seventh annual Spring Heritage Roundup, the last weekend In April. For the first time, what has always been a Saturday event, will begin Friday evening, April 28, with a program commemorating the 100 th anniversary of World War I. To be held at Sergeant Alvin C. York […]

FENTRESS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY WELCOMES ROANE STATE INTERN

The Fentress County Historical Society is pleased to welcome a new student intern who is now working on special projects at the Society Museum in Allardt.  Jonathan Taubert, a student at Roane State Community College’s Jamestown campus, has been working on special projects at the museum during the winter semester and will return for the spring semester. “We are […]

2016 Pumpkin Festival Activities

Is this year’s Pumpkin Festival on your schedule for this Saturday?  If not, be sure to pencil it in! There will be a full day of activities, good music and good food.  And, of course, opportunities to visit with family and friends and be amazed at the size of those pumpkins competing for prizes and bragging rights! […]

An Overview of the Civil War with an Emphasis on Tennessee and Fentress County, presented by Thomas Potter

  Thomas Potter, local attorney, will speak at the Fentress County Historical Society’s May program.  His topic will be An Overview of the Civil War with an Emphasis on Tennessee and Fentress County.   The program will be presented in the large courtroom of the Fentress County Courthouse, Thursday, May 19, 4:30 – 6:00pm.  Mr. Potter, who is […]

Arts and Crafts Bloom at Spring Roundup

Photo by Nelson Matthews The Fentress County Historical Society’s Spring Heritage Day Roundup is less than two weeks away, and excitement is building as the event continues to grow. The focus of this year’s event, the twenty-sixth, is Fentress County Arts and Artists: Past and Present. The Roundup will be held at York Elementary School, Saturday, April 30, […]

Bill Landry visit’s Fentress County and becomes an honorary citizen

Bill Landry autographing his books for attendees at his program at the courthouse. Bill Landry receiving the Honorary Citizen of Fentress Certificate from First District County Commissioner, Jimmy Johnson.  John Mullinix, with the Fentress County Historical Society is on the left.

Heritage Day to be held in Fentress County April 30th

For twenty-six years in a row, the Fentress County Historical Society has held a History Week and Roundup event with excellent attendance and participation from local historians, genealogists and visitors from Carolina to California. This year’s one-day event now being billed as Heritage Day Roundup will be at the York Elementary School on April 30, 2016 beginning at 9:00 […]