Annual Heritage Fair

First Annual Heritage Fair

Friday, May 17th, 2019.  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

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 1st Annual Heritage Fair on Friday, May 17th from 9 am to 4 pm.

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.

Event Schedule:

Click here to download as a PDF.
Theme Location Time Subject Who
Presentation and Talks Jonesborough Library Meeting Room 9:00-9:45 Past, Present, and Future of the Northeast Tennessee Community Help Center, Sulphur Springs Deborah Webb
Presentation and Talks Jonesborough Library Meeting Room 10:00-10:45 History of Washington College Academy Linda Gray and Christine Keys (Washington County Alumni Assocation)
Presentation and Talks Jonesborough Library Meeting Room 11:00-11:45 Heritage Alliance Anne Mason
Presentation and Talks Jonesborough Library Meeting Room 12:00-12:45 Boones Creek Historical Trust Ed Bowman
Presentation and Talks Jonesborough Library Meeting Room 1:00-1:45 Boones Creek Historical Trust Vicki Shell
Presentation and Talks Jonesborough Library Meeting Room 2:00-2:45 Brief History of Black Education in Johnson City and Jonesborough LEAD, Inc
Presentation and Talks Jonesborough Library Meeting Room 3:00-3:45 Scanning Demonstration in Genealogy and History Center Richard Griffin and Gene Hurdt
Presentation and Talks Gazebo, Mill Springs Park 10:00-10:45 Overmountain Men Story OVTA Interpreter Steve Ricker
Student Heritage Post Competition Jonesborough Visitors Center 9:00-4:00 Student Heritage Post Competition  
Student Heritage Post Competition Jonesborough Visitors Center 2:00 AM Student Awards Ceremony  
Living History Timeline Mill Springs Parks & Neil Smith Storytelling Park 9:00-4:00 Living History Timeline  

Local News about the 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.

Click the image below to read an article from the January 30th, 2019 edition of the Jonesborough Herald and Tribune regarding the Heritage Fair.