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 […]

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.

CIVIL WAR BOOK AUTHOR TO BE IN JAMESTOWN JULY 16

Fentress County Historical Society has announced that they will host the author of a recently released book on the Civil War featuring Fentress County and the Cumberland Plateau. The event will take place in the large court room in the Fentress County Courthouse on Thursday, July 16 between the hours of 4:30 and 7:00 p.m. Dr. Aaron Astor, […]

Exhibitors, Musicians & Storytellers Part of Heritage Day Roundup This Saturday!

The 25th Annual Heritage Day Roundup has “lengthened their stakes and strengthened their cords” for the 2015 event taking place between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm Saturday, May 2nd at York Elementary School. This year, the Historical Society will also be selling plate lunches with choice of chicken quarters or pulled pork barbeque with baked […]

Heritage Day Roundup to Include New Features

Have you ever made or bottomed a chair? Or woven a basket? Or made homemade soap? A Canjo? or a mountain dulcimer? If you are under 25 years of age, you may have never even seen these crafts and skills demonstrated. The Fentress County Historical Society’s 25th Annual Roundup on May 2 at York Elementary School will offer […]

Civil War Observance Planned April 25, 2015

The Fentress County Historical Society with local county and city government officials are planning a ceremony coinciding with the Five Year Observance of the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the Civil War from 1861-1865. A ceremony recognizing the significant contributions of Fentress County men who served in the Civil War and the impact of the war on families, business and […]

Fentress County Historical Society To Commemorate End Of Civil War

The Fentress County Historical Society will remember the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War with a variety of programs and events on Saturday, April 25. Plans are already underway for a walking parade of veterans and veteran families, re-enactments, a brief ceremony on the court house lawn, a cemetery tour and other […]