Annual Heritage Fair
FIRST MEETING: HERITAGE ROUNDTABLE
February 6th, 2020, at 6 pm
at Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone St., Jonesborough.
Second Annual Heritage Fair
Friday and Saturday, May 8th and 9th, 2020
Use the links below to electronically sign up for the event.
Note: The event schedule is listed further down this page.
The Jonesborough Genealogical Society, in partnership with many heritage organizations,and the Jonesborough Visitors Center and Emporium, will host the 2nd Annual Heritage Fair on Friday and Saturday, May 8th and 9th, 2020.
- First, a student competition for 5th through 8th graders within Washington County that will feature student projects through tri-fold displays in three distinct categories will be judged for awards in the Jonesborough Visitors Center.
- Second, heritage organizations and individuals with specific heritage topic interests will display exhibits on their area’s of local interest.
- Finally, a Living History Timeline will be display throughout town, with other presentations, classes, talks, and performances to be made throughout the day at various sites.
Click the image below to see the public flyer regarding the event.
Local News about the 2019 Heritage Fair:
Johnson City Press article from February 11 2019: First Annual Heritage Fair set by Jonesborough Genealogical Society (Please note a correction to this article: Student winner of the Poster Competition will NOT receive a $500 cash prize. Only the Teacher or Homeschool Teacher of the winning student will receive this $500 cash prize.)
Press Release from JGSTN regarding the event: Click Here.
Event Schedule from 2020:
|Presentation and Talks||Jonesborough Library Meeting Room||Friday, 9:00-9:45|
|Presentation and Talks||Jonesborough Library Meeting Room||Friday, 10:00-10:45|
|Presentation and Talks||Jonesborough Library Meeting Room||Friday, 11:00-11:45||Jennifer Bauer, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park|
|Presentation and Talks||Jonesborough Library Meeting Room||Friday, 12:00-12:45|
|Presentation and Talks||Jonesborough Library Meeting Room||Friday, 1:00-1:45|
|Presentation and Talks||Jonesborough Library Meeting Room||Friday, 2:00-2:45|
|Presentation and Talks||Jonesborough Library Meeting Room||Friday, 3:00-3:45|
|Presentation and Talks||Jonesborough Library Meeting Room||Saturday, 9:30- 10:45||Jonesborough Genealogical Society’s Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame- 30th Anniversary Celebration|
|Presentation and Talks||Jonesborough Library Meeting Room||
|Dr. Patrick Stern, Embree House Farm|
|Presentation and Talks||Jonesborough Library Meeting Room||Saturday, 12:00- 12:45||Reagan Cornett, Geographical and Archeological Investigation at David Crockett Birthplace State Park|
|Presentation and Talks||Jonesborough Library Meeting Room||Saturday, 1:00- 1:45||Dr. William Kennedy, Celebrating 50 Years of Historic Zoning in Jonesborough|
|Presentation and Talks||Jonesborough Library Meeting Room||Saturday, 2:00- 2:45|
|Presentation and Talks||Jonesborough Library Meeting Room||Saturday, 3:00 – 3:45|
|Student Heritage Poster Competition||Jonesborough Visitors Center||Friday, 9:00-4:00 Saturday, 11:00-4:00||Student Heritage Competition|
|Living History Timeline||Mill Springs Park & Other Locations in Jonesborough||Friday 9:00-4:00 Saturday, 11:00-4:00||Living History Timeline|
|Town Tours||Chester Inn Museum||Friday 1:00, Saturday 1:00||Main Street Town Tours provided by the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Cost is $5.00 per person.|
|Museums Open||Washington County-Jonesborough History Museum||Friday 8:00-5:00, Saturday 10:00- 5:00||Museum inside Jonesborough Visitors Center, Free Admission|
|Museums Open||Chester Inn Museum and Historic Site||Friday, 11:00-6:00, Saturday, 11:00- 6:00||Museum located at 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, Free Admission|
|Museums Open||Chuckey Depot Railroad Museum||Friday, 1:00- 5:00 Saturday, 11:00- 5:00||Museum located at 210 S. Second Avenue, Jonesborough, Free Admission|
Click the image below to read an article from the January 30th, 2019 edition of the Jonesborough Herald and Tribune regarding the Heritage Fair.
Archives of Appalachia
Boones Creek Historical Trust
Broylesville Archives and Museum
East Tennessee Historical Society
East Tennessee History Center
Embree House and Farm
Herald and Tribune
Heritage Aliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia
John Sevier-Sarah Hawkins Chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution
Jonesborough Visitors Center
Katherine Marbury Scott Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVII
Kings Mountain Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution
Knob Creek Museum and Pioneer Homestead
State of Franklin Chapter of the American Revolution
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Town of Jonesborough
Washington County-Jonesborough Library
Jennifer Bauer, Park Manager at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Reagan Cornett, Graduate Student, ETSU
Cherel Henderson, East Tennessee History Center
Dr. William Kennedy, Jonesborough Historic Zoning Commission
Dr. Patrick Stern, Embree House and Farm
Demonstrators / Living Historians:
Diane Thompson, Basket Weaving
Starlett Williams, Slave Medicine