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.

This event’s purpose is to bring local heritage engagement to area youth as well as bring together all of the county’s heritage groups for one cause.This event has three distinct parts that when brought together will bring together a tremendous event.
  • 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.
Heritage Organizations interested in participating, please email us at [email protected].

 

Please view the following PDF documents to learn more:

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:

Click here to download 2019 Event Schedule as a PDF.
Theme Location Time Subject
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

 Saturday, 11:00-11:45

 

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.

Partner Organizations: 

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

Speakers:

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