Annual Heritage Fair

Friday, September 2nd and Saturday, September 3rd, 2022

 

 inNote: 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, September 2nd and 3rd, 2022.

This event’s purpose is to bring local heritage engagement to the public as well as bring together all of the county’s heritage groups for one cause. This event has two distinct parts that when brought together will bring together a tremendous event.
  • First, heritage organizations and individuals with specific heritage topic interests will display exhibits on their area’s of local interest in the Auditorium at the Jonesborough Visitors Center. 
  • Second, a Living History Timeline will be display throughout the town of Jonesborough’s greenspaces and parks including artisans, musicians, and craftsmen/women. 
Heritage Organizations interested in participating, please email us at [email protected].

 

Please view the following PDF documents to learn more: 

2022 Event Schedule:

Theme Location Time Subject
“History Moments”  Jimmy Neil Smith Storytelling Park Friday, 11:00-11:45 Gordon Sisk – 1780s Show & Tell
“History Moments”  Jimmy Neil Smith Storytelling Park Friday, 12:00-12:45 Ivan Daniels, Children of the American Revolution
“History Moments”  Jimmy Neil Smith Storytelling Park Friday, 1:00-1:45 Overmountain Victory Trail Association – Kings Mountain Story
“History Moments”  Jimmy Neil Smith Storytelling Park Friday, 2:00-2:45 Joy Branham, Women’s Suffrage
“History Moments”  Christopher Taylor House Lawn Friday, 3:00-3:45 Sabine Hill Social Society, Dance
“History Moments”  Jimmy Neil Smith Storytelling Park Friday, 4:00-4:45 John Neth – American Revolution Soldier
“History Moments”  Jimmy Neil Smith Storytelling Park Saturday, 9:00- 9:45 Ivan Daniels, Children of the American Revolution
“History Moments”  Jimmy Neil Smith Storytelling Park Saturday, 10:00- 10:45 John Neth – American Revolution Soldier
“History Moments”  Christopher Taylor House Lawn

 Saturday, 11:00-11:45

 

Sabine Hill Social Society, Dance  
“History Moments”  Jimmy Neil Smith Storytelling Park Saturday, 12:00- 12:45 Overmountain Victory Trail Association – Kings Mountain Story  
“History Moments”  Jimmy Neil Smith Storytelling Park Saturday, 1:00- 1:45 Joy Branham, Women’s Suffrage  
“History Moments”  Central Christian Church Saturday, 2:00 – 2:45  Bobby Isley, Civil War Blacksmithing Wagon – Demostration
“History Moments”  Jimmy Neil Smith Storytelling Park Saturday, 3:00 – 3:45 

Gordon Sisk – 1780s Show & Tell

Living History Timeline

Storytelling Park & Other Locations in Jonesborough

 

Friday 11:00- 5:00 and Saturday 9:00-4:00 

 

Living History Timeline

Town Tours

Chester Inn Museum

Old Jonesborough Cemetery

Friday 1:00, Saturday 1:00

Saturday 2:30

 

 

Main Street Town Tours provided by the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Cost is $5.00 per person. 

Old Jonesborough Cemetery Tour provided by the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Cost is $3.00 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

2022 Partner Organizations: 

Archives of Appalachia

Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Boones Creek Historical Trust

Coalition for Historic Preservation and Reuse (CHPR)

Corner Cup

Daughters of the American Revolution

East Tennessee Historical Society

East Tennessee History Center

Fort Watauga Chapter, Children of the American Revolution

George L. Carter Railroad Museum

Gigi’s

Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia

International Storytelling Center

Jonesborough Area Merchants and Service Association

Johnson City – Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration

Jonesborough Visitors Center

Kings Mountain Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution

Knob Creek Museum and Pioneer Homestead

LEAD,INC.

McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School

Mill Springs Makers Market

Noelle’s

Overmountain Victory Trail Association

Rocky Mount State Historic Site

Robert Sorrell, Historic Homes of Northeast Tennessee

Sabine Hill Social Society

Scottish American Military Society

Spirit of the Wolf Native American Style Flutes

The Dollhouse

The Reece Museum

Thompson Woodcrafting

Tipton-Haynes Historic Site

Tri-State Antique Power Association

Tom Roberts, Johnson City Postcards

Town of Jonesborough

Walk in their Boots

Storytellers:

Gordon Sisk, Rev. Samuel Doak

Joy Branham, Johnson City – Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration

Ivan Daniel, Children of the American Revolution

Overmountain Victory Trail Association, Kings Mountain and the Overmountain Men

Demonstrators / Living Historians:

Thunderbolt Warriors

Mitzi Bailey- Cherokee Genealogy and Artifacts

Spirit of the Wolf Native American Style Flutes – James Hilton

Fort Watauga Chapter, Children of the American Revolution

Kings Mountain Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, Revolutionary War Weaponry

Overmountain Victory Trail Association, Kings Mountain and the Overmountain Men

Jane Doan , Wool from Sheep Fleece to Fiber Display

Gordon Sisk, Rev. Samuel Doak

Lisa Bennett, Mary Patton Story

Tom Turner, Colonial Land Surveying

Sabine Hill Social Society

Bobby Isley, Blacksmithing

Scott Thompson, Woodcrafting

Walk in their Boots

Joy Braham, Women’s Suffrage

Cathy Broyles, Broyles Oak Rockers

Boones Creek Christian Church Quilters

Jan Turner, Weaving Loom inside Christopher Taylor House, Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia